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New Hair Follicles Can Corral Skin Cancer

The same genetic mutations that can trigger cancer in some tissues are relatively harmless in others.

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Discovery Could Mitigate Fertilizer Pollution in Waterways

Excess fertilization of agricultural fields is a huge environmental problem.

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Study Reveals New Patterns of Key Ocean Nutrient

The important nutrient phosphate may be less abundant in the global ocean than previously thought, according to a new paper in Science Advances. 

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Diversity Increases Ecosystem Stability

Forests with a large variety of species are more productive and stable under stress than monocultures: scientists from the University of Freiburg have confirmed this with data from the world’s oldest field trial on the diversity of tropical tree species. 

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Resistance Can Spread Even Without the Use of Antibiotics

Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to common antibiotics.

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Higher Consumption of Soft Drinks Linked with an Increased Risk of Mortality

Increased consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks is associated with an increased risk of death. 

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Climate Change Could Bring Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain for Loggerhead Turtles

An overwhelming scientific consensus affirms that for thousands of species across the globe, climate change is an immediate and existential threat.

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Study Reveals Links Between Extreme Weather Events and Poor Mental Health

People whose homes are damaged by storms or flooding are significantly more likely to experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, according to new research.

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Cleaning Up Hydrogen Peroxide Production

The most common process for making hydrogen peroxide begins with a highly toxic, flammable working solution that is combined with hydrogen, filtered, combined with oxygen, mixed in water, and then concentrated to extremely high levels for shipping.

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New Research Alerts Governments to Problem with Groundwater Monitoring

Bad wells tend to get excluded from studies on groundwater levels, a problem that could skew results everywhere monitoring is used to decide government policies and spending.

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