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Modern population boom traced to pre-industrial roots

The foundation of the human population explosion, commonly attributed to a sudden surge in industrialization and public health during the 18th and 19th centuries, was actually laid as far back as 2,000 years ...

An uphill climb for mountain species?

A recently published paper provides a history of scientific research on mountain ecosystems, looks at the issues threatening wildlife in these systems, and sets an agenda for biodiversity conservation throughout ...

War between bacteria and phages benefits humans

Seatbelt laws encourage obese drivers to buckle up

Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

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Tropical Storm Dolly forms, threatens Mexico

Tropical Storm Dolly formed off Mexico's northeastern coast on Tuesday and headed toward landfall in Tamaulipas state, threatening to spark floods and mudslides, forecasters said.

Researcher looks at the future of higher education

Most forecasts about the future of higher education have focused on how the institutions themselves will be affected – including the possibility of less demand for classes on campus and fewer tenured faculty members as ...

One of world's earliest Christian charms found

( —A 1,500 year-old papyrus fragment found in The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library has been identified as one the world's earliest surviving Christian charms.

Now we know why it's so hard to deceive children

Daily interactions require bargaining, be it for food, money or even making plans. These situations inevitably lead to a conflict of interest as both parties seek to maximise their gains. To deal with them, ...

Clean air halves health costs in Chinese city

Air pollution regulations over the last decade in Taiyuan, China, have substantially improved the health of people living there, accounting for a greater than 50% reduction in costs associated with loss of life and disability ...

New satellite maps out Napa Valley earthquake

Scientists have used a new Earth-observation satellite called Sentinel-1A to map the ground movements caused by the earthquake that shook up California's wine-producing Napa Valley on 24 August 2014.

Surprising new role for calcium in sensing pain

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

More than one-third of booked operations are re-booked

Spinach extract decreases cravings, aids weight loss

UN implores all countries to help on Ebola

Childhood trauma could lead to adult obesity

Mutating Ebola viruses not as scary as evolving ones

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