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Air pollution worsens COVID-19 outcomes, even in the fully vaccinated

In a study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, scientists found that exposure to poor air quality worsens patient outcomes in COVID-19,...

Air pollution may cause heart attack within an hour

In a study from Fudan University, scientists found exposure to air pollutants – even at levels below World Health Organization air quality guidelines –...

North Atlantic reached a tipping point, shows Ice Age study

Scientists have used centuries-old clam shells to see how the North Atlantic climate system reached a "tipping point" before the Little Ice Age. The Little...

Light accelerates conductivity in nature’s electric grid

The natural world possesses its own intrinsic electrical grid composed of a global web of tiny bacteria-generated nanowires in the soil and oceans that...

Scientists find how air pollution triggers lung cancer in never-smokers

In a study from the Francis Crick Institute and elsewhere, scientists found how very small pollutant particles in the air may trigger lung cancer...

Scientists find new way to covert captured carbon dioxide into ethylene

A team of researchers led by Meenesh Singh at the University of Illinois Chicago has discovered a way to convert 100% of carbon dioxide...

Scientists find way to turn plastic waste into valuable resin

A method to convert commonly thrown-away plastic to a resin used in 3D printing could allow for making better use of plastic waste. A team...

Air pollution may cause heart attacks in people who don’t smoke

In a study from Berlin Brandenburg Myocardial Infarction Registry, scientists found a causal link between air pollution and heart attacks since smokers, who already...

Dangerous combination of extreme heat and smoke affected 16.5 million Californians

Extreme heat and wildfire smoke are each hazardous to our health, but recent studies suggest that when we’re exposed to both at the same...

60 million years of climate change drove the evolution and diversity of reptiles

Just over 250 million years ago during the end of the Permian period and start of the Triassic, reptiles had one heck of a...