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In a new study, researchers raise strong concerns that even short-term exposure to low-level air pollution can affect gene expression, leaving us at risk...

Nuclear bomb tests help determine age of largest fish on Earth

Nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s have helped scientists accurately estimate the age of whale sharks, the biggest...

Heat can take its toll on mental health

In a new study, researchers found that hot days increase the probability that an average adult in the U.S. will report bad mental health. Moreover,...

Scientists discover four new pterosaurs in matter of weeks

You wait ages for a pterosaur and then four come along at once. Hot on the heels of a recent paper discovering three new species...

90-million-year-old rainforest in Antarctica reveals a different prehistoric world

Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. A team...

BPA-free products may hurt heart function within minutes of exposure

Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in plastic products, can be found in plastics used for food packaging, including liners for metal cans and...

Scientists get first look at cause of ‘slow motion’ earthquakes

An international team of scientists has for the first time identified the conditions deep below the Earth's surface that lead to the triggering of...

In Earth’s largest extinction, land die-offs began long before ocean turnover

The mass extinction at the end of the Permian Peri od 252 million years ago -- one of the great turnovers of life on...

This feathered dinosaur was one of the last surviving raptors

A new feathered dinosaur that lived in New Mexico 67 million years ago is one of the last known surviving raptor species, according to...

Scientists discover new species of flying pterosaurs

A community of flying reptiles that inhabited the Sahara 100 million years ago has been discovered by a University of Portsmouth palaeontologist and an...

Widely used pesticide products may increase heart disease death risk

Pyrethroids are among the list of commonly used insecticides with the largest market share and they constitute the majority of commercial household insecticides. They are...

Scientists discover the ancestor of all animals in fossils

A team led by UC Riverside geologists has discovered the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most familiar animals today, including humans. The...

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A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy. It’s a previously overlooked element of the tablet...
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Fresh home air is very important for our health, but it is not easy to keep the air clean all the time. In a recent...
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In a new study, researchers have found dog breeds and physical traits that pose the highest risk of biting with severe injury. They want parents...

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Scientists find a herd of dinosaurs underground at Lightning Ridge

A herd of dinosaurs has been discovered in an underground opal mine near Lightning Ridge, NSW. Scientists have revealed that fossils from an underground opal...