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With no place to puff, smokers more likely to cut back...

Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting...

Scientists explore old mine to store CO2 as a solid

An abandoned mineral mine near Stanford University is providing geoscientists with new insights on how to permanently entomb greenhouse gas emissions inside the earth. For...

Tamiflu use drops as evidence of benefits grows

The standard recommendation about using Tamfilu (oseltamivir) and similar drugs in influenza patients is that treatment should begin within 48 hours after the first...

Warehouse jobs are no path to the middle class

When President Barack Obama visited an Amazon.com shipping facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., earlier this year — part of a tour titled “A Better Bargain...

Amazon deforestation could mean droughts for western U.S.

In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation...

US preterm birth rate drops to 15-year low

Six states – Alaska, California, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon and Vermont – earned an "A" on the March of Dimes 2013 Premature Birth Report...

Contamination from California Gold Rush keeps cropping up

An unintended legacy of California's gold rush, which began in 1848, endures today in the form of mercury-laden sediment. New research by Michael Singer,...

Unique chemistry in hydrogen catalysts

Making hydrogen easily and cheaply is a dream goal for clean, sustainable energy. Bacteria have been doing exactly that for billions of years, and...

Time is ripe for fire detection satellite

As firefighters emerge from another record wildfire season in the Western United States, University of California, Berkeley, scientists say it’s time to give them...

‘Cupcake bans’ rare, but may reduce overexposure to sugary treats

Nearly 1 in 3 American children are overweight or obese, but sugary sweets are often on the menu at elementary school classroom parties. But schools...

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