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Testy humpback whale chases away watchers who get too close
Divers off the Indian Ocean island of Reunion have been warned: Give the whales some space or expect a fin for your troubles.
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Carrots could be key to making greener buildings, say researchers
Crunchy and tasty, yes, but could carrots also strengthen cement and cut carbon dioxide emissions for the building industry?
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Thyssenkrupp declares force majeure on low Rhine water levels
German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp has declared force majeure as the Rhine's extremely low water levels are disrupting the delivery of raw materials to its Duisburg plant, the company said on Friday.
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A14 road workers find woolly mammoth bones
The bones, discovered on the site of an ancient river, are thought to be at least 130,000 years old.
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Factbox: Over 124,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael
More than 124,000 homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia were still without power on Friday in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, power companies said.
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Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.
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UK should bring forward new petrol and diesel car ban to 2032 – lawmakers
Britain should bring forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by eight years to 2032 to help the country reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, a parliamentary committee said on Friday.
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Japan quake shock absorber maker: products may have been used nationwide
A Japanese maker of earthquake shock absorbers said on Friday that at least 70 buildings across the country may have used its products for which quality data was falsified and that nearly 1,000 are suspected of having done so.
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Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch
Europe and Japan await the launch of their joint mission to the little world nearest the Sun.
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<div>Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish</div>
A 150-million-year-old, sharp-toothed fossil is believed to be the world's oldest piranha-like specimen.
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Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world
Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Gazing monkeys image wins
Two snub-nosed monkeys sitting on a stone is the top shot at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.
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Study: Fluoride Levels in Pregnant Women in Canada Show Drinking Water Is Primary Source of Exposure to Fluoride
A new study led by York University researchers has found that fluoride levels in urine are twice as high for pregnant women living in Canadian cities where fluoride is added to public drinking water as for those living in cities that do not add fluoride to public water supplies.
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Crosstalk Between Fallopian Tube, Ovary May Drive the Spread of Ovarian Cancer
New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that cancer cells in the fallopian tube affect normal chemical signaling between reproductive tissues and stimulate the release of norepinephrine, a small molecule hormone, from the ovary.
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Asthma May Contribute to Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Toddlers with asthma are more likely to become obese children, according to an international study led by USC scientists.
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Marker May Help Target Treatments for Crohn’s Patients
Experts have long suspected that Crohn's disease likely represents a collection of related but slightly different disorders, but until now it has not been possible to predict accurately which subtype of CD a patient is likely to develop.
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Domoic Acid Decoded: Scientists Discover Genetic Basis for How Harmful Algal Blooms Become Toxic
Research into gene function in microalgae helps determine how toxins are made in oceanic harmful algal blooms
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New Research Reveals a Mitochondrial Gene That Protects Against Dementia and Other Diseases of Aging
New research from USC has uncovered a previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The study provides insights on how these conditions, and other diseases of aging, might one day be treated and prevented.
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