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A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your Microbiome

I’m not disputing the scientific soundness of the whole brain-gut connection, but it really does sound a little bit like something out of a …

Microbiome

Researchers Confirm THIS Link Between Alzheimer's Disease and Coconut Oil!

<i>Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was A Cure?</i><p>That’s the title of a book by Dr. Mary Newport. In that book, she shares her belief that coconut oil ( …

If zebrafish can regrow fins, can we regrow bones?

Adult zebrafish can replace bones when they lose a tail fin. Knowing how they do it might lead to better ways to treat bone fractures in people, …

Climate Change Shrinks Salamanders

Amphibians are responding to changing conditions, says new study.<p>The warmer conditions brought on by climate change may cause some animals to change in size, a new study suggests. Wild salamanders in a warming, drying area of the United States have gotten shorter over the past 50-plus years, …

Climate change is increasing infant mortality among deer, new study finds

Once Europe's most robust example of vertebrate success, a new study shows that the roe deer's luck is about to run out<p>According to a UN reportreleased yesterday, climate change is already having an effect on human health, agriculture, and water supplies across the globe. Now, a new study released …

Disorder of neuronal circuits in autism is reversible, new study suggests

People with autism suffer from a pervasive developmental disorder of the brain that becomes evident in early childhood. Medical researchers have …

Deepwater Horizon Spill May Be Responsible For Heart Defects In Fish

Fish that were exposed to oil when they were young will be unlikely to survive to reproduce.<p>Nearly 170,000 gallons of oil have spilled into Texas' Galveston Bay, threatening bird habitat and serving as a reminder of the lasting effects of such disasters. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill exposed …

Pesticides are everywhere, and more dangerous than you realize

They're sprayed in abundance, but research on these chemicals remains surprisingly scarce<p>Most of us think we're protecting ourselves from noxious chemicals with half-superstitious gestures: filtering the water we drink a pitcher at a time, or confining ourselves to the organic aisles of …

Global Warming: Here Today and Gone to Sochi

Here’s a picture from today’s <i>New York Times</i> from balmy Sochi where temperatures “at the ski-jumping venue on Thursday reached 63 degrees”. . .<p>. . …

Ski Jumping

Like Darwin’s Finches, But Weirder, Bat Faces Showcase Amazing Adaptations

Bats come in a dazzling array of shapes and sizes, representing some of the widest variation among all mammals — most notably the New World leaf-nosed bats. These creatures, which when photographed often look drowsy and avuncular, are distinguished by horn-like appendages on their noses. These are …

Biology

This Month In Zoo Babies

2014 is off to a cute start.<p>Several endangered species got a boost in January, thanks to births at zoos around the world. Here are some of the new arrivals.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i>

Potential Cure For Peanut Allergy Successful In Test

88 percent of kids in this study were able to eat 5 peanuts after the treatment.<p>A peanut allergy is not just annoying; it can be deadly. But there may be some hope for this affliction, the most common severe food allergy.<p>In a new study, researchers gave 85 kids a tiny amount of peanut protein, and …

Changing Climate In Argentina Is Killing Penguin Chicks

There's a patch of seashore along the coast of Argentina where hundreds of thousands of penguins make their home. It's called Punta Tombo. Dee Boersma, a conservation biologist at the University of Washington, has been going there for 30 years, and she's discovered that a changing climate is …

Global warming: Outlook for Earth

In December 1988, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed a call to create a panel to assess “the magnitude, timing and potential environmental …

Climate Change

Global warming pause is a mirage: the science is clear and the threat real

The landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is crystal clear: human action is warming the planet and we're heading for big trouble if carbon emissions are not slashed. As Prof Tim Palmer, at the University of Oxford put it: "The report is further reinforcement …

Pacific Ocean Warming at Fastest Rate in 10,000 Years, Study Shows

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>A new study published in the journal <i>Science</i> finds that global warming slowed down in recent years because oceans have been …

Study Shows the Antarctic Ozone Hole is Contributing to Global Warming

Climate scientists at Columbia University in New York have discovered that the hole in the Earth’s ozone layer may be contributing to global warming …

Climate Change

Poll: Americans see impact of global warming

In a new survey, most Americans say global warming is happening and will seriously harm future generations, but only a third say it affects themselves a lot or a great deal.<p>Most Americans say global warming is serious and want the United States to address it, but their support for government …

Global Temps to Rise Another 7.2 Degrees Fahrenheit by 2100, Study Says

A new scientific study published in the journal <i>Nature</i> warns that by the year 2100 global temperatures could rise to the catastrophic level of 7.2 …

Global warming is being caused by humans, not the sun, and is highly sensitive to carbon, new research shows

Over the past few weeks, several important new papers related to human vs. natural climate change have been published. These papers add clarity to the causes of climate change, and how much global warming we can expect in the future.<p>First, a paper published in the Journal of Climate by Jara Imbers, …

Unchecked global warming 'will double extreme El Niño weather events'

The world's most devastating global weather phenomenon – the weather events associated with "El Niño" – will double in frequency to once a decade if global warming remains unchecked, according to what scientists believe is a major step forward in the understanding of such events.<p>The last extreme El …

How Global Warming Can Cause Heavier Snowfalls

Residents living in the northeast quarter of the US and parts of Canada have been blasted by a rash of cold weather recently – and it turns out …

China’s polluted air is changing the weather, says study

Pollutant particles from China’s factories, industrial plants, and power plants affect cloud formations and weather systems worldwide, a new study …

Global warming since 1997 more than twice as fast as previously estimated, new study shows

A new paper published in The Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society fills in the gaps in the UK Met Office HadCRUT4 surface temperature data set, and finds that the global surface warming since 1997 has happened more than twice as fast as the HadCRUT4 estimate. This short video …

Global warming will intensify drought, says new study

When scientists think about climate change, we often focus on long term trends and multi-year averages of various climate measures such as temperature, ocean heat, sea level, ocean acidity, and ice loss. But, what matters most in our day-to-day lives is extreme weather. If human-caused climate …