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Shocking levels of arsenic found in baby formula made with brown rice syrup

Think baby formula with brown rice syrup is the healthier choice? Think again: infant formula made with brown rice syrup may contain 30 times more arsenic than other formulas, according to a new study from Dartmouth College.Environmental chemist Brian P. Jackson led

February 19, 2012

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Study proves 95% of people really are sheeple

Scientists at the University of Leeds have conducted research that proves the tendency many have to act like sheep, unwittingly following crowd as if they didn't possess a reasoning mind. While this tendency may have its uses in some situations, such as planning

January 19, 2012

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New study shows humans were hunting fish 42,000 years ago

Fish hooks and fishbones dating back 42,000 years found in a cave in East Timor suggest that humans were capable of skilled, deep-sea fishing 30,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers in Australia and Japan said in Friday's issue of the journal

January 16, 2012

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Scientists predict major shifts in Earth's ecosystems

Researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., investigated how Earth's plant life is likely to react over the next three centuries as Earth's climate changes in response to rising levels of

December 17, 2011

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Megaquake and landslide warning for Kashmir in high Himalayas

Roger Bilham, professor of geological sciences on the University of Colorado at Boulder warns that possible magnitude 9 megaquake, combined with hotspot of potential conflict, could unleash nightmare scenario in the troubled Kashmir region of the Indian

December 09, 2011

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Extreme weather events fatal for walnut trees

Drier summers and extreme weather events considered possible as the climate changes would be especially troublesome - possibly fatal - for walnut trees, according to research at Purdue University. Researchers now suspect and predict that climate change is going to

December 03, 2011

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Severe depletion of Texas groundwater

The record-breaking drought in Texas that has fueled wildfires, decimated crops, and forced the sale of cattle herds has also reduced levels of groundwater to the lowest levels observed in more than 63 years. Groundwater is moisture trapped in pores in the soil and in

December 02, 2011

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Permafrost loss worse climate peril than thought

A group of scientists discovered threat to climate change posed by thawing permafrost, which could release stocks of stored carbon, is greater than estimated. The study, published in the British journal Nature, coincides with a 12-day UN conference on climate change,

December 02, 2011

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New FAO deforestation survey: Planet lost 10 hectares of forest per minute over 15-year period

The world's deforestation rate has accelerated to 6.4 million hectares a year, a new UN survey showed on Wednesday, but Asia showed net gains in forest land-use largely due to extensive planting in China. A new, satellite-based survey released by the UN Food and

December 01, 2011

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WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate - 10 warmest year on record, lowest sea ice volume

WMO issued preliminary Status of the Global Climate report. Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence. The 13 warmest years have all occurred

November 30, 2011

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New study: Probiotics help protect gut from radiation damage

Cancer patients undergoing radiation treatments or individuals looking to protect themselves against general radiation damage can look to probiotics for help, according to a new study. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo.,

November 22, 2011

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Impact of deforestation on global warming varies with latitude

The new research, from a team of scientists representing 20 institutions from around the world, discovered that the impact of deforestation on global warming varies with latitude. It depends where the deforestation is. It could have some cooling effects at the regional

November 19, 2011

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Russian scientist predicts 100 years of cooling

In a study of cyclic behavior of the Sun, Russian scientists now predict 100 years of cooling. IceAgeNow reports that these are not just any scientists. This forecast comes from astrophysicist Dr Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the Russian segment of the

November 12, 2011

Canada

Warning of major earthquake in Canada

Canada could expect a major earthquake at any time and a top geophysicist says it should prepare itself if it is to avoid the kind of disasters that befell Japan, Italy and China in recent years.The most vulnerable region is the West Coast, which has been hit with

November 11, 2011

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Groundwater arsenic pollution could be one of the worst mass poisoning cases in this history of mankind

The source of arsenic in India's groundwater continues to elude scientists more than a decade after the toxin was discovered in the water supply of the Bengal delta in India. But a recent study with a Kansas State University geologist and graduate student, as well as

November 10, 2011

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Frequent Mediterranean droughts caused by human impact on climate change

Wintertime droughts are increasingly common in the Mediterranean region, and human-caused climate change is partly responsible, according to a new analysis by NOAA scientists and colleagues at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).

November 03, 2011

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Newly discovered cell properties could revolutionize disease research

Biologists at the University of Alberta accidentally stumbled upon a newly discovered cell property that could change the way scientists approach disease research and how we look for cures. The study was published in early October in the Public Library of Science

November 01, 2011