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2023 to be hottest year on record after 'extraordinary' November
by Daniel Lawler - December 6, 2023 - 2:31pm
This year will be the hottest in recorded history after an "extraordinary" November became the sixth record-breaking month in a row, Europe's climate monitor said Wednesday, piling pressure on the COP28 talks to...
Heat, disease, air pollution: How climate change impacts health
by Daniel Lawler - November 27, 2023 - 9:28am
Extreme heat, air pollution and the increasing spread of deadly infectious diseases are just some of the reasons why the World Health Organization has called climate change the single biggest health threat...
Recording helps solve mystery of weirdly large bat penis
by Daniel Lawler - November 25, 2023 - 9:42am
Scientists have solved the mystery of one of the animal kingdom's most disproportionately large penises thanks to a Dutch retiree recording bat sex in a church attic.
Coin tosses not 50/50: researchers find slight bias
by Daniel Lawler - November 4, 2023 - 10:19am
Happily achieving a fair coin flip is simple: just make sure the person calling heads or tails cannot see which side is facing up before the toss.
Anti-Covid drug may have led to virus mutations — study
by Daniel Lawler - September 26, 2023 - 9:02am
An anti-Covid drug widely used across the world may have caused mutations in the virus, researchers said on Monday, but there was no evidence that the changes had led to more dangerous variants.
Lead poisoning causes far more death, IQ loss than thought: study
by Daniel Lawler - September 13, 2023 - 11:47am
Lead pollution has been shown to cause a range of serious health problems, particularly relating to heart disease and the brain development of small children, resulting in leaded gasoline being banned worl...
AI could halve time reading breast cancer scans, study suggests
by Daniel Lawler - August 2, 2023 - 6:23pm
Artificial intelligence could help almost halve the workload of radiologists when it comes to searching routine scans for signs of breast cancer, a large Swedish study suggested on Wednesday. 
Lab-grown human embryo models spark calls for regulation
by Daniel Lawler - June 20, 2023 - 6:11pm
Scientists have used stem cells to create structures that resemble human embryos in the lab, in a first that has prompted calls for stricter regulation in the rapidly advancing field.
Experts warn bird flu virus changing rapidly in largest ever outbreak
by Daniel Lawler - June 3, 2023 - 2:27pm
The virus causing record cases of avian influenza in birds across the world is changing rapidly, experts have warned, as calls increase for countries to vaccinate their poultry. 
Large asteroid to zoom between Earth and Moon
by Daniel Lawler - March 25, 2023 - 5:54pm
A large asteroid will safely zoom between Earth and the Moon on Saturday, a once-in-a-decade event that will be used as a training exercise for planetary defense efforts, according to the European Space Agency.
Ozone pollution linked to increased heart disease: study
by Daniel Lawler - March 11, 2023 - 10:23am
Ozone air pollution is linked to a higher rate of hospitalizations for heart diseases, the latest warning of the health dangers posed by greenhouse gases.
WHO concerned about bird flu after girl's father tests positive
by Daniel Lawler - February 25, 2023 - 9:30am
The World Health Organization expressed concern about bird flu on Friday after the father of a 11-year-old Cambodian girl who died from the disease also tested positive, raising fears of human-to-human transmis...
Codebreakers find, decipher lost letters of Mary, Queen of Scots
by Daniel Lawler - February 9, 2023 - 2:24pm
An international team of codebreakers said they have found and deciphered the long lost secret letters of 16th-century monarch Mary, Queen of Scots, one of the most argued-over figures in British hist...
'Constant danger': Life after leprosy, a long neglected disease
by Daniel Lawler - January 31, 2023 - 9:13am
Dan Izzett has lived with leprosy's effects on his body for 70 years, and has lost much to what he calls an "ancient, fascinating, very unkind disease".
Eating one wild fish same as month of drinking tainted water: study
by Daniel Lawler - January 19, 2023 - 1:18pm
Eating one freshwater fish caught in a river or lake in the United States is the equivalent of drinking a month's worth of water contaminated with toxic "forever chemicals."
XBB.1.5, the most transmissible COVID-19 subvariant yet
by Daniel Lawler - January 14, 2023 - 8:53am
The Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5, the most transmissible COVID-19 subvariant so far, is spreading quickly across the United States and was predicted on Friday to become Europe's dominant strain in a matter of wee...
Asthma study sparks debate about safety of cooking with gas
by Daniel Lawler - January 13, 2023 - 10:12am
New research that links cooking with natural gas to around 12% of childhood asthma cases has sparked debate about the health risks of kitchen stoves, as well as calls in the United States for stepped-up...
Coral bleaching causing 'unnecessary' fish fights
by Daniel Lawler - January 4, 2023 - 3:38pm
Human-driven climate change has spurred mass coral bleaching as the world's oceans get warmer.
Soaring China COVID-19 cases increase risk of new variants — experts
by Daniel Lawler - December 29, 2022 - 10:56am
An explosion of COVID-19 cases in China as the country lifts its zero-COVID measures could create a "potential breeding ground" for new variants to emerge, health experts warn.
Billion youth risk hearing loss from headphones, venues — study
by Daniel Lawler - November 16, 2022 - 7:57am
Around one billion young people worldwide could be at risk of hearing loss from listening to headphones or attending loud music venues, a large review of the available research estimated on Wednesday.
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