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Stroke and altered mental state increase risk of death for COVID-19 patients
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Stroke and altered mental state increase risk of death for COVID-19 patients

Stroke and altered mental state increase risk of death for COVID-19 patientsPeople hospitalized with COVID-19 and neurological problems including stroke and confusion, have a higher risk of dying than other COVID-19 patients, according to a study published online today by researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the journal Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These findings have the potential to identify and focus treatment efforts on individuals most at risk and could decrease COVID-19 deaths. The study looked at data from 4,711 COVID-19 patients who were admitted to Montefiore during the six-week period between March 1, 2020 and April 16, 2020. Of those patients, 581 (12%) had neurological problems serious enough...
More than half of Hudson River tidal marshes were created accidentally by humans
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More than half of Hudson River tidal marshes were created accidentally by humans

More than half of Hudson River tidal marshes were created accidentally by humansIn a new study of tidal marsh resilience to sea level rise, geologist and first author Brian Yellen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues observed that Hudson River Estuary marshes are growing upward at a rate two to three times faster than sea level rise, "suggesting that they should be resilient to accelerated sea level rise in the future," he says. Writing in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Yellen and colleagues documented that more than half of Hudson River tidal marshes formed since 1850. That year, the channel was straightened and a riverside railroad, berms, jetties and human-made islands of dredged soil were built. This all trapped sediment and created backwaters that often --...
Gravity Visualized
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Gravity Visualized

Gravity Visualized Help Keep PTSOS Going, Click Here: https://www.gofundme.com/ptsos Dan Burns explains his space-time warping demo at a PTSOS workshop at Los Gatos High School, on March 10, 2012. Thanks to Shannon Range from the Gravity Probe B program for creating the original demonstration which he shared with Dan in 2004. Information on how to make your own Spacetime Simulator can be found here: https://youtu.be/2JOf1ub9US0