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Best of Last Week – A system for studying four-dimensional physics, a moon event and how alcohol causes DNA damage

It was a good week for physics as a team with Griffith's Centre for Quantum Dynamics in Australia showed that quantum "spooky action at a distance" …

Scientists Propose New Theory for How Life on Earth Began

How life on Earth first started is a mystery mankind has grappled with for thousands of years. Scientists generally agree that all life must have …

Volkswagen Used 'Defeat Device' To Skirt Emissions Rules, EPA Says

<b>Updated at 2 p.m. ET</b><p>The Environmental Protection Agency says Volkswagen intentionally violated the Clean Air Act by using sophisticated software in its diesel-powered cars that detects emissions testing — and "turns full emissions controls on only during the test."<p>Installed in four-cylinder cars, …

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Hour-long afternoon naps may increase risk of diabetes

People who feel excessively sleepy in the daytime and like to nap for an hour or longer are at increased risk from diabetes<p>Napping for an hour or more each day and extreme sleepiness raises the risk of developing diabetes, new research suggests.<p>Although recent evidence has suggested that a daily …

Beautiful But Toxic Algae Swirl in Stunning Satellite View of Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is a troubled sea, and one of its recurring troubles is algal blooms that render its waters toxic — but, when viewed from far above, eerily beautiful. This image, captured Aug. 7 by the European Space Administration's Sentinel-2A satellite and published on Friday, shows the extent of …

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