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Researchers Say Decreased Solar Activity Won’t Offset Global Warning
2012-01-24 14:25:46

According to a study published Monday, the slightly weaker activity of the sun expected in the coming 90 years will not be enough to significantly curb rising global temperatures.

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2010-09-16 06:30:00

Climate changes brought on by global warming could lead to less frequent Arctic storms known as polar lows, British scientists said Wednesday.

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2010-04-15 10:10:00

A new study, published Thursday in the journal Environmental Research Letters, may help to explain why the United Kingdom and parts of continental Europe are experiencing cold temperatures during the age of global warming.

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2009-12-14 06:20:00

Researchers say having a glass or two of champagne a day is good for the heart and blood circulation, according to The Guardian Observer.

2009-11-19 14:41:53

Bird flu viruses would have to make at least two simultaneous genetic mutations before they could be transmitted readily from human to human.

2009-09-16 14:04:24

A new analysis of extinct sea creatures suggests that the transition from egg-laying to live-born young opened up evolutionary pathways that allowed these ancient species to adapt to and thrive in open oceans.

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2009-02-26 12:25:00

Researchers from the University of Reading claim to have identified some of the oldest words in the English language.

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2009-01-21 14:30:00

It has 20 percent of the world's population with 1.4bn people – but China's rapid economic and social change has caused its pensioners to feel lonely and alienated, a new study suggests.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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