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Polluted air 'causes 5.5m deaths a year'

a shared story    6 hours 25 minutes ago
More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, according to new research. 

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Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals

a shared story    8 hours 25 minutes ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A review of more than 900 marine mammals hunted, stranded or captured for research along Alaska's coast has found toxins from harmful algae in 13 species, creating concern that the natural poisonous substances could increase as water temperatures warm and sea ice...(more) 

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US scientists warn on 'dustbowl' risk

a shared story    11 hours 25 minutes ago
US scientists have modelled how a 1930s-like "dustbowl" drought might impact American agriculture today, and found it to be just as damaging. 

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Zika Virus in Semen Provides More Evidence of Sexual Spread

a shared story    13 hours 25 minutes ago
The case of a man in the United Kingdom who had Zika virus a few years ago provides even more evidence that the virus can be transmitted through sex. 

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US senator calls for backup proof when gas leak sealed

a shared story    14 hours 25 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer wants independent confirmation when a massive natural gas leak near Los Angeles is permanently sealed.... 

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'MyShake' App Turns Your Smartphone into Earthquake Detector

a shared story    15 hours 25 minutes ago
Seismologists and app developers are shaking things up with a new app that transforms smartphones into personal earthquake detectors. 

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Earth’s rarest minerals could hint at life on other planets

a shared story    16 hours 25 minutes ago
The first inventory of our planet's minerals finds that many arise from biological processes and so may serve as an indicator of life on other worlds 

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White shark’s diet may include biggest fish of all: whale shark

a shared story    17 hours 25 minutes ago
The great white shark is a voracious feeder, and now one has been found with the bones of an 8.5-metre-long whale shark in its stomach 

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Mice watching movies on iPods prefer action to mouse erotica

a shared story    18 hours 25 minutes ago
If you play them mouse movies, mice spend more time watching the ones showing fights than the videos of mouse sex 

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World's Oldest Wild Bird Just Became a Mom for the 40th Time

a shared story    19 hours 25 minutes ago
The world's oldest known wild bird just added a new chick to the family — her 40th one, experts say. 

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Reptile Dysfunction: Snake Loses Wild Battle Against Spider (Photo)

a shared story    20 hours 25 minutes ago
When an Australian farmer walked out onto his land he got a creepy treat: a dead brown snake strung up in the web of a daddy longlegs spider. The spindly spider seemed to have ensnared the snake and kept it dangling like a titanic trophy. 

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Gravitational waves open door to universe’s most exotic objects

a shared story    21 hours 25 minutes ago
LIGO's breakthrough discovery offers up new ways to test relativity, black hole collisions, dark energy, the first stars in the universe, and more 

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