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January 10, 2014
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A Norwegian defense

Brain cancer researcher travels to Oslo for dissertation defense As winter weather hit Newark, Del., on Sunday, Dec. 8, a University of Delaware brain cancer researcher escaped the storm by traveling to Oslo, Norway, of all places.  The Norwegian capital … Continue reading

November 16, 2013
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Dogs likely originated in Europe more than 18,000 years ago, UCLA biologists report

Wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter–gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became household pets, UCLA life scientists report. “We found that instead of recent wolves being closest to domestic dogs, ancient European wolves … Continue reading

February 16, 2013
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Stress at Work Very Unlikely to Cause Cancer

Work-related stress is not directly linked to the development of colorectal, lung, breast or prostate cancers, but can cause other contributing factors, according to a new study published on bmj.com Around 90 per cent of cancers are linked to environmental … Continue reading

April 5, 2012
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Many Young People Would Rather Surf the Web than Drive a Car

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— More young adults today would rather hit the information highway than the open highway, say University of Michigan researchers. In a new study in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention, Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the U-M … Continue reading

March 19, 2012
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Some Mammals Used Highly Complex Teeth to Compete With Dinosaurs

Conventional wisdom holds that during the Mesozoic Era, mammals were small creatures that held on at life’s edges. But at least one mammal group, rodent-like creatures called multituberculates, actually flourished during the last 20 million years of the dinosaurs’ reign … Continue reading

January 16, 2012
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Unlocking Cornwall’s Bronze Age past

A modern day boat builder is being challenged to recreate the oldest boat ever found in western Europe, dating to around 2000 BC. The prehistoric boat will be built to scale using ancient tools such as bronze axes at the … Continue reading

October 2, 2011
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NASA Leads Study of Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss

PASADENA, Calif. – A NASA-led study has documented an unprecedented depletion of Earth’s protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring caused by an unusually prolonged period of extremely low temperatures in the stratosphere. The study, published online … Continue reading

June 21, 2011
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Fastest Sea-Level Rise in Two Millennia Linked to Increasing Global Temperatures

*Rate is greater now than at any time during past 2,100 years* The rate of sea level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years–and has shown a consistent link … Continue reading