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Watering plants with wastewater can spread germs

Thu, 2014-08-14 09:00
Recycled waste water may slake the thirst of outdoor plants. But it also can spread bacteria, a new study finds — germs that antibiotics may not be able to kill.
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Octopus sets egg-nurturing record

Wed, 2014-08-13 09:32
Animals will do extraordinary things to help their babies survive. Consider ‘Octomom:’ She sat on one clutch of eggs for nearly 4.5 years.
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Fashioning inks to ‘print’ tissues

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:00
3-D printing may one day create life-saving tissues and organs for transplants. But first researchers are learning how to tailor cell-filled “inks” for use in inkjet printers.
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Dinos ‘quickly’ shrunk into birds

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:16
Scientists had long known birds descended from dinosaurs. A study now shows that the morphing from dinos into birds went along with a quick and steady shrinking of their body sizes.
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Record Ebola epidemic strikes

Fri, 2014-08-08 09:00
A record outbreak of the deadly disease has already claimed nearly 1,000 lives in West Africa. Scientists suspect bats or eating some other wild animals may have triggered the epidemic.
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Biometrics: New IDs that are uniquely you

Thu, 2014-08-07 08:57
Fingerprints are so last century. Computers soon may start identifying people by their eyebrows, heartbeats or even networks of blood vessels under the skin.
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Questions for Biometrics: New IDs that are uniquely you

Thu, 2014-08-07 08:57
Classroom questions for Biometrics: New IDs that are uniquely you
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Bracing sand sculptures with gravity

Wed, 2014-08-06 11:47
Natural sculptures of sandstone withstand strong winds and rains. The reason, a new study concludes: Gravity holds the sand grains together.
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Lacrosse: Different genders, same injuries

Tue, 2014-08-05 09:31
Scientists find that boys’ and girls’ versions of lacrosse lead to similar injuries. Because girls frequently get concussions, the study argues that like the boys, girls too should wear helmets.
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Clay: A new way to fight germs?

Mon, 2014-08-04 08:55
Geologists have discovered a type of volcanic clay that shows promise in fighting infections — maybe even ones resistant to antibiotic medicines.
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Chemistry: Green and clean

Fri, 2014-08-01 11:29
“Green” means environmentally friendly and sustainable. Green chemistry creates products and processes that are safer and cleaner — from the start.
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Explainer: What are endocrine disruptors?

Fri, 2014-08-01 11:29
Some chemicals can act like hormones, turning on or off important processes in cells. That can harm development or even trigger disease.
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Questions for Chemistry: Green and clean

Fri, 2014-08-01 11:29
Classroom questions for Chemistry: Green and clean.
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Questions for Green and clean

Fri, 2014-08-01 11:29
SCIENCEBefore reading1.    What are wastewater and sewage treatment plants and why are they important for the environment?2.    Gasoline is just one of the products made from crude oil, or petroleum. Research some other common products made all or in part from crude oil.During reading1.    What does fire have to do with chemistry?2.    How many chemical substances are registered with the U.S. government?3.    What are some common uses of those chemicals?4.    Explain some of the ways making, using or disposing of a chemical can harm human health or the environment.5.    What did Paul Anastas call on his fellow chemists to start doing?
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Screen time: Most U.S. teens overindulge

Thu, 2014-07-31 09:42
Too many 12- to 15-year olds spend hours each day doing little more than pushing buttons on the TV remote or a computer’s keyboard, a government survey finds.
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Elephants appear to be super sniffers

Wed, 2014-07-30 09:00
Elephants are not only massive, but also possess the most odor-detecting genes of any animal known, new research shows.
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Bug-killer linked to decline in birds

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:30
One of the most popular chemicals used to protect crops from bugs may also take a toll on birds, a Dutch study finds. U.S. farmers also rely on these insecticides, a second study finds.
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The Bahamas’ African roots

Mon, 2014-07-28 08:30
Ocean bacteria may have built the Bahama islands, fed by dust blown across the Atlantic from the Sahara Desert.
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The Bahamas' African roots

Mon, 2014-07-28 08:30
Ocean bacteria may have built the Bahama islands, fed by dust blown across the Atlantic from the Sahara Desert.
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High-altitude help from extinct ancestors

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:47
The Tibetan plateau is high in altitude but low in oxygen. An unusual version of one gene in Tibetans' DNA helps them survive this environment. And that gene appears to have been passed along from Denisovans, a Neandertal-like ancestor.
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