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New sugar formula could cut sugar in candy by 40 percent

Swiss candy maker Nestle has developed a novel way of processing sugar that would allow it to cut the amount of the sweetener used in its chocolate bars by 40 percent, according to a recent statement from the company. Nestle said…

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Buzz Aldrin ‘in good spirits’ after South Pole sickness evacuation

Iconic space pioneer Buzz Aldrin recently had a sightseeing trip to Antarctica cut short and had to be evacuated to a New Zealand hospital when his medical condition deteriorated. "Upon arrival in Christchurch, the Antarctic program's logistics hub in New…

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Element 117 is officially named Tennessine

Scientists have announced that Tennessine is now the official name for the element in location 117 on the periodic table. In June, researchers submitted the name Tennessine in a nod to the state of Tennessee, where three major research institutions…

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Soil carbon emissions will equal US emissions by 2050

Increasing global temperatures will hamper the ability of soil to store carbon, with at least 55 trillion kg of the greenhouse gas expected to be released into the atmosphere by 2050, according to a new Yale University-led study published this…

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Pre-human ‘Lucy’ spent a lot of time in trees, new study finds

Although she was a biped who regularly walked on the ground, the ancient human predecessor known as Lucy was more muscular than modern people and had strong arm bones that suggest she spent a lot of time climbing trees, a…

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Newly discovered bacteria fossils predate the rise of oxygen

For the first time, scientists have found direct evidence of microbial life that existed on Earth prior to the formation of oxygen – a 2.52 billion-year-old, sulfur-oxidizing bacteria discovered in two separate locations in South Africa by geologists from the…

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The coconut crab’s pinch is the strongest in the world

Despite having been studied for more than 100 years, coconut crabs have largely remained a mystery to biologists. In a new study, researchers have found the crustaceans have claws capable of exerting 742 pounds of force, despite typically weighing 10…

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Scientists record largest coral die-off ever at Great Barrier Reef

Warming sea temperatures during the months of March and April has caused in the worst coral bleaching event ever recorded at the Great Barrier Reef, with two-thirds of a 435 mile (700 km) stretch of coral dying off over the…

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Team discovers critical glacier is melting from the inside out

According to a new study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, a major glacier in Antarctica is breaking up from the inside out, implying the surrounding ocean is deterioration ice on the edges of the continent. The Pine Island Glacier,…

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Team uncovers amazing 4,000 year old ‘thinker’ statue in Israel

A small remarkable jug from the Middle Bronze Age was recently discovered in Israeli city of Yehud, according to a press release from the Israel Antiquities Authority. Gilad Itach, an excavation director with the IAA, said the discovery was made…