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Study: Health benefits will offset cost of China’s climate policy

A new MIT study reports that if China follows through with its international pledge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, every one of its provinces...

Implantable islet cells come with their own oxygen supply

Since the 1960s, researchers have been interested in the possibility of treating type 1 diabetes by transplanting islet cells — the pancreatic cells that...

Exercise may help make heart younger

Doctors, health organizations, and the U.S. surgeon general all agree that exercise is good for the heart. But the reasons why are not well...

Brain cell’s achilles’ heel may prompt hydrocephalus

Viruses may spark hydrocephalus by exploiting a surprising weakness of cells that circulate fluid in the brain, says a new study by Duke University...
Evidence of Impacts That Structured the Milky Way Galaxy

Study: Milky Way’s supermassive black hole may have ‘unseen’ siblings

Astronomers are beginning to understand what happens when black holes get the urge to roam the Milky Way. Typically, a supermassive black hole (SMBH) exists...

Study shows newspaper op-eds change minds

Readers might nod along or roll their eyes at a newspaper opinion piece, but a new study provides evidence that op-ed columns are an...

Aging: The natural stress reliever for many women

While some research suggests that midlife is a dissatisfying time for women, other studies show that women report feeling less stressed and enjoy a...

Millennials aren’t getting the message about sun safety and the dangers of tanning

Many millennials lack knowledge about the importance of sunscreen and continue to tan outdoors in part because of low self-esteem and high rates of...

Virulence in ‘Iraqibacter’ a potential Achilles’ heel?

Microbiologists have identified a component of a genetic switch, which they call a potential "Achilles' heel", for a type of bacteria often associated with...

Landmark paper finds light at end of the tunnel for world’s wildlife and wild...

A new WCS paper published in the journal BioScience finds that the enormous trends toward population stabilization, poverty alleviation, and urbanization are rewriting the...