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Arctic could be iceless in September if global temperatures increase 2 degrees

Arctic sea ice could disappear completely through September each summer if average global temperatures increase by as little as 2 degrees, according to a...

Natural-gas leaks are important source of greenhouse gas emissions in Los Angeles

In discussions of anthropogenic climate change, carbon dioxide generally gets the spotlight, but it is not the only greenhouse gas spewed into the atmosphere...

Low-carbon diet may benefit both your health and the Earth

In a new study, researchers found eating a low-carbon diet is good both for people’s health and the planet. They examined the carbon footprint of...

The 20th century was the hottest in nearly 2,000 years, studies show

Two new studies show that the 20th century was the Earth’s warmest period recorded in 2,000 years of the planet’s record. The studies further indicate...

Underwater glacial melting is occurring much faster than predicted

Underwater melting of tidewater glaciers is occurring much faster than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at Rutgers and the University...

Scientists solve the mystery of the disappearing jumbo squid

The culprit responsible for the decline of Mexico’s once lucrative jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until now. A new Stanford-led study published in...

Common black plastics in food packaging could create renewable energy

Scientists have found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could...

Which body organs are most at risk during a heat wave?

In June 2019, much of Europe was struck by early heatwave, with temperatures reaching nearly 46 Centigrade (115 Fahrenheit) in France, an all-time record. A...

Air pollution may speed up lung aging, boosting COPD

In a new study, researchers found that exposure to outdoor air pollution is linked to decreased lung function and an increased risk of developing...

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...

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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 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...

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...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...