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Cracked Arctic sea ice stirs up mercury concern

Large cracks in Arctic sea ice are helping pull atmospheric mercury down to the Arctic surface, according to new NASA research.<p>A report in the …

UK faces food security catastrophe as honeybee numbers fall, scientists warn

The UK faces a food security catastrophe because of its very low numbers of honeybee colonies, which provide an essential service in pollinating many crops, scientists warned on Wednesday.<p>New research reveals that honeybees provide just a quarter of the pollination needed in the UK, the second …

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South

Tired of reading about intensely cold temperatures? Here's some news that might help take your mind off this week's deep freeze. It could even give you an excuse to hang around outside Thursday.<p>An intense solar flare is being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission and could force airlines to reroute …

Lions Nearing Extinction In West Africa, Study Finds

<b>By John R. Platt (Click here for original article)</b><p>Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordinator for the big-cat conservation organization Panthera, describes the six years he and other researchers spent combing the wilds of 17 nations looking for …

When Big Carnivores Go Down, Even Vegetarians Take The Hit

<b>Listen · 3:13</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Big, fierce animals — lions and tigers and bears, for example — are relatively scarce in nature. That's normal, because if you have too many, they'll eat themselves out of prey.<p>But top predators are now so rare that many are in danger of …

Target Says 70 Million Individuals' Data May Have Been Stolen

The size of the data breach at Target Co. stores late last year took a sharp rise Friday when the retailer said it now estimates that up to 70 million individuals may have had information that includes their "names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses" stolen.<p>Previously, as we have …

Chlamydia just became the most commonly reported disease ever in the US—but there’s something worse

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released its annual summary of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) for 2012, and it contains a grim little datum: With 1.4 million reported cases, chlamydia broke the record (pdf) for the most instances not just of STDs but of <i>any</i> …

Public Health

Black rhino hunt permit auctioned in US

<b>A permit to hunt and kill an endangered Black Rhino in Namibia has been sold at a US auction for $350,000 (£212,000).</b><p>The Dallas Safari Club in Texas says the hunt will help protect the species by removing an old aggressive rhino, and funding future conservation.<p>However, the auction has been …

Vitamin supplements are waste of money, say scientists

Vitamin supplements almost never have health benefits, are a waste of money and could even be harmful, a group of scientists said in a damning indictment of the industry.<p>Despite one in three Britons taking vitamins or mineral pills, evidence from studies of almost 500,000 people suggested that …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Evolutionary theory gone wrong

Evolution? It is only a theory, many creationists will tell you.<p>"Only a theory" is meant to be dismissive, yet much of science is based on things …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …