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Why climate change is a problem for sea turtle sex

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The environment plays an important role in influencing the reproductive cycles of sea turtles, making climate change shifts a growing concern for their future.
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Can trauma be passed to next generation through DNA?

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New research suggests that experiencing intense psychological trauma may have a genetic impact on a person’s future children. Continue reading

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Scientists test new Ebola vaccine under tough conditions

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Months after the end of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, scientists are creating a vaccine in the hopes of preventing another. An…read more

A man walks by a farm in San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba, on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Cuba, which had been pushing to attract more foreign investment in agriculture even before U.S. President Obama's announcement normalizing relations, could become a significant market for companies like Caterpillar Inc. Photographer: Bloomberg

What can we learn from Cuba’s organic farms?

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After the fall of the Soviet Union, the government offered state-owned farms to anyone prepared to grow food to help feed the suffering population. Without pesticides, fertilizer or fuel for tractors, Cubans turned to organic farming. Continue reading

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Why aspartame might not be so bad after all – Class Activity

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By Gabby Shacknai Since the FDA approved it in 1981, the artificial sweetener Aspartame, which is commonly used as a supplement to sugar in low-calorie foods…read more

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