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Extreme weather could push the U.S. into recession

Without better knowledge of the risk, the average energy investor can only hope that the next extreme event won’t trigger a sudden correction, according...

Not all BPA-free products are safe, study shows

In a new study, researchers found that using "BPA-free" plastic products could be as harmful to human health -- including a developing brain --...

As groundwater depletes, arid American West is moving east

Even under modest climate warming scenarios, the continental United States faces a significant loss of groundwater - about 119 million cubic meters, or roughly...

The world’s ‘chemical diversity’ tripled in just 20 years

There are 350,000 chemicals available on the market and in circulation worldwide, according to a new estimate. The last time researchers compiled a list, it...

Next generation of greenhouses may be fully solar-powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy –- primarily from the wavelengths of light that plants don't...

Common dental floss may increase these toxic chemicals in your body

PFAS chemicals are used in a range of consumer products, including fast food packaging, non-stick pans, waterproof clothing, and stain-resistant carpets. People can be exposed...

Human activity contaminated Himalayan glacier long before people arrived, study shows

Scientists found byproducts of coal combustion in a glacier on one of the world's highest peaks. The finding shows human activity, likely from Europe,...

‘Reverse fuel cell’ could convert waste carbon into valuable products 10 times faster

Researchers develop enhanced device to transform CO2 into valuable chemicals 10 times faster than previous versions. Fuel cells turn chemicals into electricity. Now, a University of...

Your water filter may not catch all toxic chemicals

In a new study, researchers found that water filters may not remove all of the drinking water contaminants you’re most concerned about. They found while...

This chemical in drinking water linked to tooth decay

In a new study, researchers found that higher concentrations of a certain chemical in drinking water are linked to cavities. The research was conducted by...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...