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People who stop smoking abruptly have a 25 percent better chance of remaining cigarette free than people who use any other method to stop smoking. Dr. Nicola Lindson-Hawley and colleagues from Oxford University in Britain are the first to...
The oldest fossil of any land-dwelling organism found to date is a fungus called Tortotubus. The fungus may not have been the first terrestrial organism but it played a pivotal in preparing the Earth for higher orders of plants...
Processing tomatoes in large quantities produces a huge amount of waste that at present is destined for landfills or becomes a water contaminant. Namita Shrestha with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and colleagues from Princeton University...
The textbook giant-impact theory goes like this: late in the formation of the Solar System came the giant-impact phase, when hot protoplanets collided with each other. The moon is relatively big compared to the planet it orbits, and it’s made...
The Government of Canada to invest nearly $1.8 billion to spur clean innovation in developing countries. The investment will be aimed at mobilizing private-sector support to boost clean innovation in developing countries. The funding is part of Canada’s $2.65bn pledge to...
In the face of climate change, deforestation and biodiversity loss, creating a sustainable version of civilization is one of humanity's most urgent tasks. But when confronting this immense challenge, we rarely ask what may be the most pressing...
The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies shows that butterfly numbers fell by nearly one-third this year reversing last year’s recovery from historically low numbers. Researchers report that this year’s population is down by 27 percent from last year’s count,...
A massive 6-foot-long fish washed up on a beach at Bundaberg in southern Queensland, Australia, confused and scared beachgoers leaving them clueless about what the creature was. A few days ago, a couple came across a “monstrous” find while strolling...
Nearly half of Earthlings believe that we aren’t alone in the universe — and want to make contact with alien life, according to a new study. Researchers say the results help to explain the lasting popularity of the 'Star Wars'...
Researchers from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict that global warming generally will make summers hotter and winters milder from Southern California to the northeastern United States to parts of Africa, Asia and Latin...

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