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Scientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time. The Washington State University researchers detected Mexican...

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UV radiation can cause this eye cancer

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Why do smoke detector alarms keep going off even when there’s no smoke

The most likely reason smoke detectors go off unexpectedly is that people aren’t changing the batteries in them often enough. In most sensors you might...

Scientists develop a cheaper method to create biofuels from plants

Scientists have figured out a cheaper, more efficient way to conduct a chemical reaction at the heart of many biological processes, which may lead...

Why we need green hydrogen?

Green hydrogen has been in the news often lately. President-elect Biden has promised to use renewable energy to produce green hydrogen that costs less than...

Why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaurs

New study by scientists at the University of Bristol explains how a 'stop-start' pattern of evolution, governed by environmental change, could explain why crocodiles...

How Earth’s oddest mammal got to be so bizarre

Often considered the world's oddest mammal, Australia's beaver-like, duck-billed platypus exhibits an array of bizarre characteristics: It lays eggs instead of giving birth to live...

Ginger may help treat certain autoimmune diseases

In a new study, researchers found that the main bioactive compound of the ginger root may lower autoantibody production and help halt diseases such...

Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here’s what we’re learning...

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It slowly destroys memory, thinking and behaviors, and eventually the ability to carry out daily tasks. As...

This portable device can quickly detect plant stress

Researchers at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) have designed a portable optical sensor that can...

Ancient Earth may have birthed islands of life

Islands jutting up from the world’s oceans provided environmental conditions necessary for early life to flourish, a new study co-authored by a Yale scientist...

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