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Article ID: 697097

Scientists Capture Breaking of Glacier in Greenland

New York University

A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to one of the forces behind global sea-level rise.

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9-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695783

Consumers’ Food Choices Can Help Reduce Greenhouse Emissions Contributing to Climate Change

Tufts University

Changes in diet have been proposed as a way to reduce carbon emissions from the food system. A new study provides the latest and most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions generated by U.S. consumer food purchases, and assesses how those choices could affect diet and climate change.

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7-Jun-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695507

Easter Islanders Used Rope, Ramps to Put Giant Hats on Famous Statues

Binghamton University, State University of New York

The ancient people of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were able to move massive stone hats and place them on top of statues with little effort and resources, using a parbuckling technique, according to new research from a collaboration that included investigators from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

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4-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695223

New Map Shows Many Old-growth Forests Remain In Europe

University of Vermont

A team of researchers created the first map of Europe’s last wild forests. The map identifies more than 3.4 million acres in 34 European countries, showing that more old growth remains than previously understood.

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29-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694302

NASA Spacecraft Finds New Type of Magnetic Explosion

University of Delaware

Four NASA spacecraft have observed magnetic reconnection in a turbulent region of the Earth's outer atmosphere known as the magnetosheath, the planet's first line of defense against the intensity of solar wind. The new insights could help us understand how such phenomena affect Earth's atmosphere.

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9-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693612

Study Explains One Reason Hair Can Turn Gray

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hair’s graying is linked to innate immune response, activation of which can decrease pigmentation in hair.

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26-Apr-2018 5:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692667

Even a Single Mindfulness Meditation Session Can Reduce Anxiety

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Mindfulness meditation programs have shown promise for the treatment of anxiety, one of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S. New research suggests people can begin to derive psychological and physiological benefits from the practice after a single introductory session.

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16-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692791

People Waste Nearly a Pound of Food Daily

University of Vermont

Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, but the exact amount of food we trash differs by how healthy your diet is, new research finds. Annually, food waste corresponds with the use of 30M acres of land (7% of total US cropland) and 4.2 trillion gallons of water. Surprisingly, higher quality diets were associated with higher levels of food waste.

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13-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692826

Surviving Climate Change, Then and Now

Universite de Montreal

An archeological dig in Italy reveals that prehistoric humans made it through a major natural disaster by cooperating with each other – and that's a lesson for our future.

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16-Apr-2018 5:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692264

Like Human Societies, Whales Value Culture and Family Ties

Florida Atlantic University

Through a detailed genetic study of kinship, an international team is the first to demonstrate that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value culture as well as their ancestral roots and family ties. They have demonstrated that related whales returned to the same locations year after year, and even generation after generation.

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5-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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