This City’s Police Force Says No Officer Fired a Single Shot in 2020, Citing Successful De-escalation Training

Newark police and city officials say their de-escalation training program is working, with not one officer firing his or her weapon while on duty in 2020. The New Jersey police force faced huge challenges this year, with officers being exposed to COVID-19 on the job, and protestors marching against police brutality in the summer. While […]

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These African Nations Used Satellite Monitoring to Cut Deforestation by 18 Percent

Deforestation dropped by 18 percent in two years in African countries where organizations subscribed to receive warnings from a new service using satellites to detect decreases in forest cover in the tropics. The carbon emissions avoided by reducing deforestation were worth between $149 million and $696 million, based on the ability of lower emissions to […]

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To Protect the Heart From Breast Cancer Treatment, Study Finds Statins Could Help

Statins, common cholesterol-lowering medications, may protect women’s hearts from damage caused during chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Two types of cancer medications, anthracyclines and trastuzumab, are effective treatments for many women with breast cancer, however, the risk of heart muscle damage […]

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New Species, Devil-eyed Frog, and Satyr Butterfly Not Seen For a Century Found in Forests 30 Miles From the Capital

The devil-eyed frog and satyr butterfly, species that had not been seen for 30 and 100 years, join a plethora of never-before-seen creatures for field guides in a recent expedition into the Bolivian jungles. At a time when most journals are writing about the number of species disappearing, a sort of rapid-response team for biodiversity […]

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