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Limiting Global Warming to 2 Degrees Celsius Is “Utterly Inadequate”

In October of last year, scientists David G. Victor and Charles F. Kennel wrote in an article for the journal Nature that for nearly a decade, international diplomacy has set a goal of “stopping global warming at 2 degrees celsius above … Continue reading

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WHO Report Finds Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer a Probable Cancer Risk

Monsanto Company is an American multinational agricultural corporation headquartered in Missouri. In 1974, the company invented glyphosate, the active ingredient of its herbicide, Roundup. In the mid-1990s, Monsanto introduced genetically engineered crops such as corn and soybeans, which were resistant … Continue reading

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Super Pi Day is a Once in a Century Event

For math enthusiasts, March 14th, or Pi Day, provides the perfect excuse to make pies and celebrate the mathematical constant, pi. Pi describes the circumference of a circle and is often written as 3.14, though computers have calculated pi up … Continue reading

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Female Menopausal Killer Whales Are Group Leaders, Help in Group Survival

Research studies have previously shown that postmenopausal women have a “decidedly beneficial effect on the reproductive success of [their] children and the survival of [their] grandchildren.” This effect, known as the grandmother hypothesis, has been used to better understand, in … Continue reading

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Over 1 Billion Teenagers and Young Adults at Risk for Hearing Loss

According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, hearing loss affects approximately 38 million people in the United States. By age 65, one of every three people have some degree of hearing loss, making it a major public health issue … Continue reading

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Alien Life on Saturn’s Moon Titan May Be Nothing Like We Know It

The search for alien life has often seemed the stuff of science fiction dreams; however, an increasing number of scientists are not ashamed to be associated with this movement. Officially called the search for extraterrestrial intelligence or SETI, this term … Continue reading

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Researchers Find Chronic Fatigue Syndrome May Be a Disease

The condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has a controversial and storied history since its discovery in 1988. According to Wikipedia citing other sources, for years, many in the medical community did not recognize CFS (also known as myalgic … Continue reading

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Climate Change Denier Wei-Hock Soon Took Over $1 Million from the Oil Industry

There is an ongoing debate about how humans are affecting the global climate and subsequently, what governments and policy makers should do to stem the effects of climate change. According to Wikipedia, no scientific body disagrees with the view that … Continue reading

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Rising Seas May Claim Parts of New York City According to Climate Change Panel

Over the last century, the temperature of the earth has increased by approximately 1.4 degrees F and is expected to increase another 2 to 11.5 degrees F in the next century. Scientists have shown human activities have driven these changes given … Continue reading

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Both Modern and Ancient Cities Grew in a Similar Way

We’d like to think that our modern technology and infrastructure, skyscrapers and sophisticated economic system has rendered the modern, Western city the epitome of civilization. But perhaps modern cities are not too different form their ancient predecessors. According to Archaeology, … Continue reading

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New Aggressive HIV Strain from Cuba Worries Researchers

In 2013, lead author Steven G. Deeks, M.D. and his colleagues Drs. Sharon R. Lewin and Diane V. Havlir, published an article in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet titled, “The end of AIDS: HIV infection as a chronic disease.” … Continue reading

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NASA Releases Video Capturing 5 Years of the Sun’s Surface

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is a research program designed to better understand the causes of solar variability and its effect on Earth and near-Earth space. According to Wikipedia, major research goals also include investigating the formation and structure of … Continue reading

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NASA Warns US Southwest Facing a Long Term MegaDrought

There are those who strongly believe that man-made climate change will destroy the earth — and others who just as strongly deny such claims. Regardless of your own views about this debate, it is clear that places in the United … Continue reading

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It’s Safer to Choose ‘Mr Okay’ over ‘Mr Perfect’ Depending on Your Group Size

Fairy tales and Disney movies have convinced generations of children that there will be one, perfectly compatible individual for them, a soul mate. But perhaps there is not one soul mate but many potential soul mates for a person. In … Continue reading

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New York City Subway System Biodiversity Includes Bacteria Harmful to Humans

For germaphobes forced to ride the New York City subway, perhaps this would be a good place to stop reading. According to research conducted by a team of scientists at Weill Cornell Medical School, New York’s subways system is filled … Continue reading

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New Study Links Under Water Volcano Activity to Climate Change

A new study from scientists at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University has uncovered novel information about seafloor volcanoes, namely that these structures are not the “gentle giants of the planet.” Instead, these seafloor volcanoes can erupt at fairly … Continue reading

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Bacteria That’s Remained the Same for 2 Billion Years Actually Confirms Evolution

If you heard that an organism has remained the same for the last 2 billion years without changing, you might believe you’ve found the smoking gun to show the theory of evolution had been disproved. What at first seems to … Continue reading

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Pink Sea Slugs Invade Northern California Coast as Ocean Waters Warm

When people visit tidepools in northern California, they aren’t used to seeing a lot of pink. That’s usually reserved for people down south, but something strange has been taking place over the last few weeks. The Hopkins’ rose nudibranch sea … Continue reading

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Black Beauty Martian Meteorite Helps Scientists Get Clues About Mars

As Google, Elon Musk and others join the race to Mars, a piece of the planet has already come to us. Known as “Black Beauty,” NWA 7034 is 4.4 billion-year-old meteorite discovered a few years ago in Morocco, and recent … Continue reading

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Opportunity to See Huge Asteroid Flyby Earth on Monday

Asteroids are minor planets of the inner Solar System. Described as small, airless “rocky worlds” orbiting our Sun, the mass of all discovered asteroids “is [still] less than that of the Earth’s moon.” However, asteroids can be dangerous as seen … Continue reading

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