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Rising Temperatures Could Kill 17% of Sea Life by Century’s End

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that global warming could trigger the death of 17% of sea life by the end of ...
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Study: Whether You Eat Meat Before or After Veggies Can Dramatically Cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Switching to a diet based mostly on fruits and vegetables -- but still including some lean meat and low-fat dairy -- could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes ...
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Amazon Becomes World’s Most Valuable Brand at $315 Billion

One of the world's most widely respected brand firms has issued its list of the world's most valuable brands. Amazon.com is at the top of that list with a brand ...
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We Eat, Drink, and Breathe at Least 70,000 Particles of Plastic Every Year

“There’s a great future in plastics,” Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) told young Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) in “The Graduate,” in one of the most often-quoted exchanges in 20th-century movies. He presumably ...
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Air Pollution Kills Somebody Every 5 Seconds

Air pollution stings our eyes, burns our lungs, and turns our skies murky brown or yellow. It is also responsible for the early deaths of some seven million people every ...
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Countries Where Women Are Most and Least Equal to Men

The best region of the world to be a woman? Scandinavia. The worst? Central Africa. That’s the takeaway from a study just released by Equal Measures 2030, a U.K.-based NGO ...
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College Enrollment Is Sinking — Especially in These States

Overall college enrollment has been declining in America, and that trend has continued last year, according to data just released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, a nonprofit organization ...
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This Baseball Team Draws Practically No Fans to Their Games

Baseball is a 162 game sprint, every season between April and September. At the end of the sprint is the World Series. Over that period MLB teams make money several ...
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Will Your Favorite Vodka Sponsor Your Favorite Football Team?

The Smirnoff Saints? The Johnnie Walker Jets? Maybe not, but it’s about to become easier for all 32 NFL teams to form sponsorship alliances with wine and spirits companies, and ...
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Mount Everest Is Not the Tallest Peak in the World, This Volcano Is

The peak of Mount Everest, where 11 people have died in the last week, is 29,035 feet above sea level. That makes it, according to almost every measure, the world's ...
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There Is Evidence of Water on the Moon — but It’s Not What You Think

Space might be the final frontier, but wherever humans decide to establish long-term settlements in that seemingly endless void, they’ll need local access to water. We need potable water to ...
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This Pleasant Pastime Helps Keep Your Brain 10 Years Younger

Clue: 1 across. These help keep you mentally sharp. Ten letters. Answer: Crosswords. Two studies just published by the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry conclude that adults aged 50 or ...
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Study: Susceptibility to Disease and Mental Problems May Develop in Childhood

A new study by researchers at the universities of Zurich and Lausanne suggests that children who suffer from multiple allergies or who experience trauma (through viral or bacterial diseases or ...
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High Blood Sugar? Maybe Try Some Cheddar to Lower It

Medical science has long seen cheese as both good and bad. On the plus side, cheese has undeniable health benefits: It’s a good source of protein, and, depending on the ...
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The Least Feminist Country in the World Will Surprise You

Denmark is known as one of the most socially progressive countries in the world, thanks to its welfare policies, consensus politics, and low level of wealth inequality, and it regularly ...
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