Environment

Hundreds of sharks and rays tangled in plastic waste

Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world's oceans, new research shows. University of Exeter scientists scoured existing published...

Are these five things on your hurricane supply list?

You stocked up on batteries and canned food — good! But it’s easy to overlook some less obvious disaster supplies. Before a storm is looming, check...
Steering wind power in a new direction could improve production at wind farms

Steering wind power in a new direction could boost production at wind farms

Angling turbines slightly away from the wind can boost energy produced overall and even out the otherwise variable supply, says Stanford study. What's good for...

Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years, says study

A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century. The...
Scientists find a way to turn plastic waste into jet fuel

Scientists find a way to turn plastic waste into jet fuel

A research group led by Washington State University scientists has found a way to turn daily plastic waste products into jet fuel. In a new...
Beaches near Hiroshima littered with glassy beads from atomic bomb blast 75 years ago

Beaches near Hiroshima littered with glassy beads from atomic bomb blast 75 years ago

Beaches around the Japanese city of Hiroshima are littered with minuscule glassy beads formed from debris melted by the atomic bomb blast that devastated...
This common weed killer linked to human liver disease

This common weed killer linked to human liver disease

In a new study, researchers found that the primary ingredient in popular weed killer Roundup, glyphosate, is linked to human liver disease. This is the...
Low ocean oxygen levels can blind sea creatures

Low ocean oxygen levels could blind sea creatures

Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have found that low oxygen levels in seawater could blind...
This houseplant can keep your home air fresh and healthy

This houseplant can keep your home air fresh and healthy

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...
NASA study confirms global warming trends

NASA study confirms global warming trends

In a new study, NASA researchers have verified the global warming trends with measurements of the 'skin' temperature of the Earth. The data were taken...

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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...
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 popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...