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Do the potential benefits of plants that use renewable sources such as wind and solar to generate energy outweigh the environmental damage that could be caused to make way for them?
Circumcision is often touted for its potential health benefits: reduced risk of urinary tract infections for baby boys, and lower rates of HIV in teens and men.
The space shuttle Discovery will detach from the International Space Station (ISS) today at 3:53 P.M. (Eastern Daylight Time) and head back to Earth.
President Obama says potentially historic flood levels in North Dakota are a clear example of why steps need to be taken to stop global warming. Heavy rain and blizzards have caused eight rivers in the state to swell to flood levels and emergency management officials are warily watching the Red River, which could surpass record levels late this week...
As Canada kicks off its controversial seal hunting season this week, several species of seals around the world face uncertain futures.
In Finland, the Saimaa ringed seal ( Pusa hispida saimensis ), one of the world's few freshwater seals, is likely to become extinct in a few years, according to the Finnish natural resources agency, Metsähallitus...
Need to use the john? Why not use the Colbert instead? Future astronauts may have that option, as NASA is reportedly considering naming a toilet on the International Space Station (ISS) after the comedian...
President Obama must feel like a celebrity making the talk show rounds before a major movie or book release: He appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday, on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno last week, and also on ESPN, where he displayed his deep knowledge of March Madness bracketology...
The new blond is bound to be green—that is if chemists at a Japanese beauty company have their way. New research, presented today at the American Chemical Society meeting in Salt Lake City, has uncovered an enzyme that can remove dark pigment from hair...
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Twenty years after the Chernobyl meltdown in Ukraine, radiation is still hammering the region's insect, spider, and bird populations.
At least that's what Reuters and the BBC reported last week based on a paper published in the journal Biology Letters by ecologists Timothy Mousseau of the University of South Carolina and Anders Møller of the University of Paris-Sud...
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