To fight climate change, try one of these diets

To fight climate change, try one of these diets

Healthier people mean not only less disease but also reduced greenhouse gas emissions from health care. Changing your diet, therefore, could be a way...
Oceans galore

Oceans galore: Most habitable planets may be dominated by oceans

When it comes to exploring exoplanets, it may be wise to take a snorkel along. A new study, published in a paper in the journal...
Earth is in the minority among habitable planets

Earth is in the minority among habitable planets

If we want to send spacecraft to exoplanets to search for life, we better get good at building submarines. A new study shows that our assumptions about...
Well-kept vacant lots can help reduce crime

Well-kept vacant lots can help reduce crime

Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, indicates a new Michigan State University study that's the most comprehensive...
Melting glacier leads to first modern ‘river piracy’

Melting glacier leads to first modern ‘river piracy’

A warming climate has melted northern Canada’s Kaskawulsh Glacier so much that the glacier’s “retreat” has changed the course of a nearby river, new...
BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources

BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of...
Why do people and animals naturally favor one side over the other?

Why do people and animals naturally favor one side over the other?

Most left-handers can rattle off a list of their eminent comrades-in-arms: Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, and Barack Obama, just to name three, but they...
Which of hazardous asteroid effects claim the most lives

Which of hazardous asteroid effects claim the most lives

If an asteroid struck Earth, which of its effects--scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis--would claim the most lives? A new study has the answer: violent...
Isle Royale wolf population remains a mere two

Isle Royale wolf population remains a mere two

For the second year in a row, the Isle Royale wolf population remains a mere two. Researchers from Michigan Tech say that as the wolf...
Sea scorpions: The original sea monster

Sea scorpions: The original sea monster

Four hundred and thirty million years ago, long before the evolution of barracudas or sharks, a different kind of predator stalked the primordial seas. The...

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