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Air pollution ups stress hormones, alters metabolism

Posted on: August 15th, 2017 | No Comments
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease,...

Chinese archaeologists unveil imperial city platform in northwest China

Posted on: August 8th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Chinese archaeologists recently unveiled a stone-walled imperial city platform in Yulin City, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. It is a gated structure with the largest size and the...

Second lunar eclipse of the year above Madrid

Posted on: August 8th, 2017 | No Comments
MADRID, Spain — The second lunar eclipse of the year was seen around Madrid’s “Four Towers” skyscrapers on Monday evening at the moment the moon rose and the sun set....

Indigenous site reveals Australia’s human history goes back 65,000 years

Posted on: July 21st, 2017 | No Comments
According to a research published on Thursday, a technique called luminescence dating was used to date the ancient tools which were found in a rock shelter at the bottom of...

Mars rover passenger vehicle aims to inspire human travel across Red Planet

Posted on: July 21st, 2017 | No Comments
NASA unveiled “The Rover,” a six-seater exploration vehicle that the space agency hopes will help inspire the public about interplanetary travel. It is meant to be a general design concept...

Greater total pollution exposure tied to higher cancer risk

Posted on: May 9th, 2017 | No Comments
Living in areas with higher total exposures to harmful pollutants in the air, water and land is associated with greater odds of developing cancer, a U.S. study suggests. While plenty...

Nearly 400 migratory birds die from striking Texas skyscraper

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 | No Comments
Nearly 400 migratory birds of brilliant plumage were killed when they smashed into an office tower in Texas while flying in a storm, officials said on Friday. Office workers arrived...

Growing Antarctic crack primes Delaware-sized iceberg

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 | No Comments
A crack that could create an iceberg the size of Delaware – and destabilize one of the largest ice shelves in the Antarctic – has branched out and begun to...

UK seaside towns fight back against seagull attacks

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 | No Comments
Fed up with holidaymakers being divebombed by greedy seagulls in “horror movie” scenes, one British costal area is fighting back by making it an offence to feed the birds. The...

U.S. wind industry has biggest first-quarter installs in eight years

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 | No Comments
The U.S. wind industry installed 2,000 megawatts of capacity in the first quarter, nearly four times the amount installed in the same period last year, as developers race to capture...