Mapping the cumulative health effects of environmental exposures

The genomics revolution has provided powerful insights into genetic risk factors for human disease while also revealing the limits of genetic determinants, which account...

Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive

Take biomass-derived acetone -- common nail polish remover -- use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated...

Sharp increase in Ningaloo whale shark injuries might be due to boat encounters

Almost one-fifth of the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) in Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef Marine Park show major scarring or fin amputations, with the number...

Evidence to explain behavior of slow earthquakes

A team of researchers has made an important breakthrough that will help better understand the origin and behavior of slow earthquakes. Their work presents...

Bending with the wind, coral spawning linked to ocean environment

A research team has utilized modeling analysis to indicate that environmental factors act as a determinant in the timing of mass spawning.

The secret of strong underwater mussel adhesion revealed

Scientists have identified a mechanism of adhesive proteins in a mussel that controls the surface adhesion and cohesion. They substantiated the synergy of molecules...

Tension between foreign climbers and Sherpas began over 200 years ago

Recent tragedies on Everest have exposed growing resentment felt by some Sherpas towards foreign climbers and the foreign companies profiting from the mountain. One...

Turtle tracking reveals key feeding grounds

Loggerhead turtles feed in the same places year after year - meaning key locations should be protected, researchers say.

Exposure to diesel exhaust particles linked to pneumococcal disease susceptibility

A new study shows that exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) can increase an individual's susceptibility to pneumococcal disease.

Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs

Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system...

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