Kim Perry

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Report: oil companies are avoiding taking responsibility for climate change

I know it, you know it, everyone knows it: Oil companies have played a major role in making climate change much worse.<p>But you wouldn’t know that from …

Climate

What You Should Know When Buying and Consuming Dried Fruit

Curious about whether dried fruit is a healthy snack? It can be a quick and easy alternative to fresh fruit, but there are a few things you should …

Trader Joe's

Why glowing, bioluminescent waves have reappeared in California

Without notice, the waters off of California beaches will sometimes transform into a rusty-red color, driving surfers away.<p>It's a massive, …

San Diego

Reversing atherosclerosis with one shot

New research demonstrates that injecting synthetically designed nanofibers in mice helps to break up the arterial plaque that is a hallmark of …

Medical Research

Early BPA exposure may influence cardiac function, according to new study in neonatal rats

Study explores impact endocrine disruptors have on cardiovascular function, recommends investigating alternative biomaterials for medical device …

Medicine

Heart disease severity may depend on nitric oxide levels: Study finds nitric oxide may also determine drug efficacy

Study finds nitric oxide may also determine drug efficacy<p>The most common heart medications may get an assist from nitric oxide circulating in the …

Research

The photoexcited graphene puzzle solved

Light detection and control lies at the heart of many modern device applications, such as the cameras in phones. Using graphene as a light-sensitive …

Nanotech

A new drug shows preclinical efficacy in Rett syndrome

A new article describes how a new drug is able to reduce the symptoms and activate the dormant neurons characteristic of Rett Syndrome in preclinical …

Developmental Disabilities

A small straw's big environmental impact

The last time you ordered a drink at a restaurant, did it come with a plastic straw? According to the Trash Free Seas Alliance, the average American …

Pollution

An Ice Core Reveals the Economic Health of the Roman Empire

A year by year economic history of the Roman Empire might seem as impossible to reconstruct as the lost 107 books of Livy’s history of Rome. Yet something close to such a record has now been retrieved from the unlikeliest of places — a glacier in central Greenland.<p>The record is written not in Latin …

Ancient History

Yogurt may dampen chronic inflammation linked to multiple diseases: study

Yogurt may dampen chronic inflammation linked to multiple diseases: study<p>File Photo: Containers of Danone's Dannon Yogurt are displayed in a …

Holistic Medicine

Trans Fats Should be Eliminated Worldwide by 2023, W.H.O. Says

The World Health Organization on Monday announced a sweeping plan that urges governments around the globe to eliminate the use of trans fats, the industrially produced edible oil that gave birth to margarine, Crisco and other artery-clogging products that have been linked to millions of premature …

Nutrition

How long can a neutron survive outside an atom?

Again, fundamental physics values shouldn't change based on how you measure them.<p>Fundamental physics, as we've seen, finds itself in a difficult …

Physics

Dismal Western Snowpack Is a Climate "Warning Sign"

The potential for drought and large wildfires looms over the summer

Climate Change

We messed up our figures on how much carbon dioxide is too much

What would we have to do to limit global warming to 2°C, or better still to 1.5°C?<p>For the past decade or so, climate scientists have answered this …

Climate Change

Recreational ancestry DNA testing may reveal more than consumers bargained for

Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of …

Molecular Biology

Worst-case climate change scenario is even worse than we thought

The phrase “worse than we thought” is a cliché when it comes to climate change. There are lots of studies suggesting we’re in for more warming and …

Climate Change

In the Arctic, the Old Ice Is Disappearing

This winter, the Arctic Ocean hit a record low for ice older than five years. Scientists say that summers in the Arctic may be ice-free in the future.

The Arctic

World's fastest water heater—100,000 degrees in under a 10th of a picosecond

Scientists have used a powerful X-ray laser to heat water from room temperature to 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a 10th of a picosecond …

Water Heater

Record Ocean Temperatures Fueled Hurricane Harvey

In the weeks before Hurricane Harvey tore across the Gulf of Mexico and plowed into the Texas coast in August 2017, the Gulf's waters were warmer …

Climate Change

Global warming is melting Antarctic ice from below

Warming oceans melting Antarctic ice shelves could accelerate sea level rise<p>We all know intuitively that in a warmer world there will be less ice. And, since the North and South Pole regions contain lots of ice, anyone who wants to see evidence of climate change can look there.<p>But beyond this …

Global Warming

Global warming drove 'explosion' of life 500 million years ago that ultimately gave rise to humans

Early life flourished in a “greenhouse world” in which there were no polar ice sheets and sea temperatures around what is now Britain rose to 25C.<p>The …

Paleontology

What is thirdhand smoke?

Just because the cigarette is gone doesn't mean the smoke is.<p>Secondhand smoke, the cigarette smoke people breathe in when they're around people who …

Breakthroughs

Thirdhand smoke can have a serious impact on your health—here’s what you need to know

As long as you avoid cigarettes and secondhand smoke, you’re in the clear, right? Unfortunately, not quite: Research has shown that thirdhand …

Mayo Clinic

Flooding, Freshwater Loss Could Make Atoll Islands Uninhabitable by 2050

By Tim Radford<p>For atoll dwellers across much of the world, the island freshwater on which they depend may be in jeopardy within a couple of …

Climate Change

Third-hand cigarette smoke is a big problem in non-smoking rooms: study

Most people know about second-hand smoke — the cigarette smoke you inhale when in close proximity to someone who is smoking. Less known is …

Public Health

How the plastic in your beauty regime could be harming the environment

<b>From the moment you wake up and wash your face in the morning, your beauty routine could be harming the environment.</b><p>Around 12.2m tonnes of plastic waste are deposited in the marine environment each year, according to The Green Alliance.<p>The government's ban of microbeads aims to cut down on plastic …

Pollution

These Are the Countries That Will Have the Worst Temperature Swings in the Future

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Grist <i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk<i> collaboration.</i>The effects of climate change are already …

Climate Change

Bacteria could make cheaper biofuel without so much land - Futurity

A bacterium from mushroom crop waste could replace crops that use up a lot of land, water, and energy resources in the process of making biofuel.

Breakthroughs

Moulton College Student Dies After Contracting Weil's Disease, A Bacterial Infection Spread By Animals

A Northamptonshire college student who volunteered at an animal charity has died after contracting Weil's disease, Public Health England has …