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Arsenic in Drinking Water May Change Heart Structure

Drinking water that is contaminated with arsenic may lead to thickening of the heart’s main pumping chamber in young adults, a structural change that increases the risk for future heart problems, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal.

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Reducing Carbon Emissions While Improving Health is Economically Attractive, Study Shows

It’s a classic policy dispute: How much should the current generation invest in reducing carbon emissions for the benefit of future generations?

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Bee Alert: Is a Controversial Herbicide Harming Honeybees?

Is one of the world’s most widely used herbicides a danger not only to annoying weeds, but also to honeybees?

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“Impossible” Research Produces 400-Year El Niño Record and Reveals Astonishing Change

Australian scientists have developed an innovative method using cores drilled from coral to produce a world first 400-year long seasonal record of El Niño events, a record that many in the field had described as impossible to extract.

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A New Approach to Targeting Tumors and Tracking Their Spread

The spread of malignant cells from an original tumor to other parts of the body, known as metastasis, is the main cause of cancer deaths worldwide.

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What Does Earth’s Core Have in Common with Salad Dressing? Maybe This

A Yale-led team of scientists may have found a new factor to help explain the ebb and flow of Earth’s magnetic field — and it’s something familiar to anyone who has made a vinaigrette for their salad.

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Offshore Wind Farm Increased Tourism on Block Island

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island.

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Sensor Can Detect Spoiled Milk Before Opening

Expiration dates on milk could eventually become a thing of the past with new sensor technology from Washington State University scientists.

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Show Your Hands: Smartwatches Sense Hand Activity

We've become accustomed to our smartwatches and smartphones sensing what our bodies are doing, be it walking, driving or sleeping. But what about our hands?

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