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Research suggests Australian government should respond to shark bites with greater public education and non-lethal shark culling measures

Apr 10, 2014
Research suggests Australian government should respond to shark bites with greater public education and non-lethal shark culling measures

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Online food reviews reveal inner self, Stanford researcher finds

Apr 10, 2014
Online food reviews reveal inner self, Stanford researcher finds

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A new study says online restaurant reviews tell a lot about the psychology of the people who...

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La Brea Tar Pit fossil research shows climate change drove evolution of Ice Age predators

Apr 10, 2014
La Brea Tar Pit fossil research shows climate change drove evolution of Ice Age predators

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Dr. O'Keefe and Dr. Meachen used over 200 La Brea fossils in their research. Credit: Page Museum at...

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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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