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  1. Apr 2022
    1. bring to light information affecting publicwell-being and safety
    2. allow individuals to understand how the resultsof research affect their lives and, in some cases,assist individuals in making informed decisions inlight of the results; and
    3. further the public’s understanding of, andparticipation in, the debate of issues of the day
    4. Not only do they have potentially negativeconsequences for the public, they can also damagethe reputation and funding prospects of theresearchers themselves, as well as reducing publicconfidence in science in general.
    5. These have included research on thehealth risks of tobacco smoking, the safety of theMMR vaccine, the impact of genetically-modifiedfoods, and the effect of human activities on globalclimate
    6. The communication of research results can havesignificant impact on members of the public, leadingto changes in their views, attitudes and behaviour.These changes can have the effect of improvingpeople’s lives, by helping them, for instance, to avoidpotential dangers to their health.
    7. Lay summaries, carefully prepared by collaborationbetween researchers and professional journals, couldserve an important function when communicating tothe public
    8. state of human society
    9. well-being of individuals
    10. state of the environment
    11. public policy
    12. eating or life-style habits of consumers
    13. well-being of patients
  2. Mar 2022
  3. Feb 2022
    1. effective interest rate on Russian government debt soared to almost 10% as bond investors sold heavily to seek safer havens
    2. central bank increased the daily amount of roubles it would swap for dollars from $3bn to $5bn
    3. Russia holds a formidable war chest of more than $600bn (£450bn) in foreign-exchange reserves and gold that it can use in currency markets to prop up the rouble.
    4. Russia’s main stock exchange fell 30% after reopening, while the MSCI index of shares in Russian companies traded in London and New York dropped 45%.
    5. an all-time low of 89.60 against the dollar
    1. Corn has adapted to just about every climate that humans have adapted to
    2. C4 plants use water more efficiently in photosynthesis
    3. special cells that make them up to three times as productive
    4. Corn has a particular kind of metabolism shared only with 5 percent of flowering plants
    5. wheat comes in at about 4 million calories per acre, soy at 6 million. Rice is also very high-yielding, at 11 million, and potatoes are one of the few crops that can rival corn: They also yield about 15 million
    6. If you had taken our 2014 corn harvest of 14.2 billion bushels and used it to feed people, it would have met 17 percent of the entire world’s caloric needs.
    7. corn averages roughly 15 million calories per acre.
    8. In the calorie department, corn is king
    9. Calories matter because every last one of us needs about 1 million of them each year
    10. 90 million U.S. acres