Comparing your house to your neighbors’ can lead to dissatisfaction

Satisfaction with your home can depend on its size compared to your neighbors' homes, according to new research. Researchers found that people are more...

Understanding how toxic PFAS chemicals spread from release sites

New lab studies are helping researchers to better understand how so called 'forever chemicals' behave in soil and water, which can help in understanding...

Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence

Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters. Researchers say what is...

Moongoose females compete over reproduction

A new study on wild banded mongooses reveals that females may use spontaneous abortion to cope with reproductive competition, and to save their energy...

Blood lead levels of Flint children before and after water crisis

Flint children's blood lead levels were nearly three times higher almost a decade before the year of the Flint water crisis, new research shows.

Cement as a climate killer: Using industrial waste to produce carbon neutral alternatives

Producing cement takes a big toll on our climate: Around eight per cent of annual global carbon dioxide emissions can be attributed to this...

A new species of darkling beetle larvae that degrade plastic

A research team confirms biodegradation of polystyrene using darkling beetle larvae found in Korea.

Neolithic farmers coexisted with hunter-gatherers for centuries in Europe

New research answers a long-debated question among anthropologists, archaeologists and geneticists: when farmers first arrived in Europe, how did they interact with existing hunter-gatherer...

Tesla in talks to set up electric car factory in Shanghai.

By CARLOS TEJADAJune 22, 2017HONG KONG — Tesla Motors is in discussions to establish a factory in Shanghai, its first in China, a move that could...

Giant group of octopus moms discovered in the deep sea

At the bottom of the ocean, scientists discovered hundreds of small pink octopuses and their eggs. The colonies were in warmer water than is...

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