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2011 Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' Could Be Biggest Ever

The size of the dead zone off coastal Louisiana has been routinely monitored for about 25 years. Previous research has also....

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Dramatic Climate Swings Likely as World Warms

Their results suggest that swings between the two climatic extremes, known as El Niño and La Niña, may even have occurred.....

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Climate Change and Your Garden

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) recently launched....

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Thirst for Fairness May Have Helped Us Survive

A major transition occurs when you have mechanisms for suppressing fitness differences and establishing equality within groups, so that....

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How Social Pressure Can Affect What We Remember

New research at the Weizmann Institute shows that a bit of social pressure may be all that is needed. The study, which....

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Google Chairman Warns of Censorship after Arab Spring

The use of the web by Arab democracy movements could lead to some states cracking down harder on internet freedoms, Google's chairman ....

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Living in a Just Society Makes Us Happier

Living in a Just Society Makes Us Happier

In a recent study, researchers at the University of Illinois put American psychologist Abraham Maslow’s proposed “hierarchy of needs” to the test....

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Brain Rhythm Associated With Learning Also Linked to Running Speed, Study Shows

Rhythms in the brain that are associated with learning become stronger as the body moves faster, UCLA neurophysicists report in....

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New Solar Cell: Engineers Crack Full-Spectrum Solar Challenge

The team pioneered solar cells made using CQD, nanoscale materials that can readily be tuned to respond to....

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Acoustic 'cloaking device' Shields Objects From Sound

Scientists have shown off a "cloaking device" that makes objects invisible - to sound waves. Such....

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