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Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain may be possible cause of Alzheimer’s

Sept. 7, 2016 – Tiny magnetic particles from air pollution have for the first time been discovered to be lodged in human brains– and researchers think they could be a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Lancaster University found abundant magnetite nanoparticles in the brain tissue from 37 individuals aged three to 92-years-old who […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Non-medical exemptions to immunizations should be eliminated

ELK GROVE, IL, September 5, 2016 – Most parents who are hesitant about vaccines are not opposed to immunizing their children, but rather are unsure or have questions. And the best source of answers is their pediatrician. To equip pediatricians for these conversations, the American Academy of Pediatrics is publishing a new clinical report, “Countering […]

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Philae found!

September 5, 2016 – Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The images were taken on 2 September by the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera as the orbiter came within 2.7 km of the surface and clearly show […]

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Jupiter’s North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System

September 2, 2016 – NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole, taken during the spacecraft’s first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The images show storm systems and weather activity unlike anything previously seen on any of our solar system’s gas-giant planets. Juno successfully executed the […]

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Study finds shark fins & meat contain high levels of neurotoxins linked to Alzheimer’s disease

MIAMI, Aug. 29, 2016 – In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. The research team suggests that restricting consumption of sharks can have positive health benefits for consumers and for shark conservation, since several […]

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Astronomy shown to be set in standing stone

Aug. 17, 2016 – University of Adelaide research has for the first time statistically proven that the earliest standing stone monuments of Britain, the great circles, were constructed specifically in line with the movements of the Sun and Moon, 5000 years ago. The research, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, details the use […]

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Hubble’s fireball

August 15, 2016 – This dramatic burst of colour shows a cosmic object with an equally dramatic history. Enveloped within striking, billowing clouds of gas and dust that form a nebula known as M1-67, sits a bright star named Hen 2-427 (otherwise known as WR 124). This star is just as intense as the scene […]

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‘Chemtrails’ not real, say leading atmospheric science experts

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 12, 2016 – Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program, commonly referred to as “chemtrails” or “covert geoengineering,” concludes a new study from Carnegie Science, University of California Irvine, and the nonprofit organization Near Zero. Some groups and individuals erroneously believe […]

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Slower snowmelt affects downstream water availability in western mountains

RENO, Nev. August 12, 2016 – Western communities are facing effects of a warming climate with slower and earlier snowmelt reducing streamflows and possibly the amount of water reaching reservoirs used for drinking water and agriculture, according to a study published in July. “As the climate warms, there is actually a slower snowmelt – both […]

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Textbook story of how humans populated America is ‘biologically unviable,’ study finds

Aug. 11, 2016 – The established theory about the route by which Ice Age peoples first reached the present-day United States has been challenged by an unprecedented study which concludes that their supposed entry route was “biologically unviable”. The first people to reach the Americas crossed via an ancient land bridge between Siberia and Alaska […]

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New map details threat of Zika across Europe, US

LAWRENCE, KS, Aug. 10, 2016 – With Zika sparking anxiety at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, and now being transmitted in Florida through contact with mosquitoes, accurately mapping the distribution of the virus is increasingly urgent. Accounting for a host of often-overlooked drivers of transmission, a team of University of Kansas researchers has mapped […]

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