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About half the petroleum chemicals in L.A.’s smog come from products like soap and paint, not cars | 7X Higher Indoors

The findings, published Thursday in the journal Science, reveal a shift in the balance of polluting power in cities — one that may prompt researchers and regulators to focus even more on a wide range of common consumer and industrial … Continue reading

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DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes

Scientists led by museum DNA expert Ian Barnes drilled into the skull to extract DNA from bone powder. They say analysis indicates he had blue eyes, dark curly hair and “dark to black” skin pigmentation. The researchers say the evidence … Continue reading

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Feminists Arn’t Going To Like This: A single night of sleep loss impairs objective but not subjective working memory performance in a sex-dependent manner

Acute sleep deprivation can lead to judgement errors and thereby increases the risk of accidents, possibly due to an impaired working memory. However, whether the adverse effects of acute sleep loss on working memory are modulated by auditory distraction in … Continue reading

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Polar Bears In Trouble Again? Not Really.

Oh my god! The polar bears are dying! And global warming is killing them! What a joke. A quick look at the graph above, captured from the Science video, reveals that what the researchers really found is that four bears … Continue reading

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Vast network of hidden Maya cities discovered under Guatemala jungle

“A vast network of lost Maya cities discovered deep in the jungles of northern Guatemala could rewrite the history of the ancient civilisation, experts say. Researchers found more than 60,000 previously unknown structures including pyramids, royal tombs, palaces, roadways and … Continue reading

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Oldest human fossil outside Africa is dug up in Israel

Miami (AFP) – The oldest remains of a modern human outside Africa have been dug up in Israel, offering evidence of what genetic studies have already suggested — that humans migrated out of Africa some 50,000 years earlier than previously … Continue reading

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Parisian Rats

“Paris rubbish collectors have released a video to sound the alarm over a plague of rats that have invaded the banks of the Seine, claiming that the rodents now pose a physical threat to dustmen. Shot last month between the tourist landmark of … Continue reading

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