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Heartbleed Bug Puts Computer Users at Risk

Apr 9, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. April 8, 2014 - A major vulnerability affecting a large number of encryption systems on the Internet was disclosed this week, and an Indiana University informatics and cybersecurity expert says anyone with an online connection could b...

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Study Tests Theory that Life Originated at Deep Sea Vents

Apr 9, 2014
Study Tests Theory that Life Originated at Deep Sea Vents

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US schoolchildren exposed to arsenic in well water have lower IQ scores

Apr 8, 2014

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014—A study by researchers at Columbia University reports that schoolchildren from three school districts in Maine exposed to arsenic in drinking water experienced declines in child intelligence. While earlier studies conducted by the researchers in South Asia, and Bangladesh in particular, showed that exposure to arsenic in drinking water is...

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Human safety thresholds for endocrine disrupting chemicals may be inaccurate

Apr 8, 2014

April 8, 2014 - Human and rat testes respond differently to endocrine disrupting chemicals such as BPA in two thirds of all cases, according to a recent review. As human safety levels are extrapolated from rodent data, the study could lead to a re-evaluation of the acceptable daily intake for many endocrine disruptors. The...

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Putting a price on ecological restoration

Apr 8, 2014

April 8, 2014 - Putting a price on clean water and soil fertility helps the UN set ecological restoration targets for degraded and deforested land.

Forests provide essential ecosystem services for people, including timber, food and water. For those struggling with the after-effects of deforestation, the main hope lies in rebuilding forest resources through ecological...

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Personalized Tax Receipt Shows Exactly How the Federal Government Spent Taxpayer Dollars

Apr 8, 2014

NORTHAMPTON, MA, April 8, 2014 - Millions of Americans will file their federal income tax returns on April 15 with no idea what the government actually does with all that money. That's why National Priorities Project (NPP) has unveiled the personal...

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USPS issues new Forever Stamp series: Songbirds

Apr 8, 2014
USPS issues new Forever Stamp series: Songbirds

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Early springs surprise many species

Apr 8, 2014

LONDON, April 7, 2014 - Spring is arriving earlier. This is not necessarily welcome news for Arctic creatures or the roe deer of France. It could be awkward for flower festival organisers as well.

Julienne Stroeve of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre and colleagues will report in Geophysical Research Letters that the...

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Brady Center Launches PSA Campaign to Encourage Kids to Speak Up & Save Lives

Apr 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 7, 2014 - The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence launched today a powerful, new public awareness campaign in concert with National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 7-11. The campaign, called SPEAK UP, educates students about the important roles they can play in preventing violence, and includes public service announcements, posters...

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Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2

Apr 7, 2014

April 6, 2014 - For the first time, a field test has demonstrated that elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins, indicating that the nutritional quality of food crops is at risk as climate change intensifies.

Findings from this wheat field-test study, led by a UC Davis plant scientist, will...

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