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Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point. Scientists caution that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event. Since 1500, more than 320 terrestrial vertebrates have Read More
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Going West Wasn't So Deadly for Early Mormon Pioneers

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Pioneers had plenty to worry about on their journeys west, but the earliest Mormons survived their treks across the Great Plains in high numbers, new research finds. The mortality rate of Mormon pioneers was barely higher than average. Read More
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Tooth Tales: Prehistoric Plaque Reveals Early Humans Ate Weeds

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http://feedproxy.google.com — When looking for a meal, prehistoric people in Africa munched on the tuberous roots of weeds such as the purple nutsedge, according to a new study of hardened plaque on samples of ancient teeth. Read More
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Early Flood Prediction Gets a Boost from Space

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Researchers have figured out a new way to predict which rivers are most at risk of dangerous flooding. Read More
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Early Life Pain May Affect the Next Generation

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Lambs who experience early life pain may have more painful labors and give birth to unusually sensitive lambs, a new study finds. The research is one of many studies that find long-lasting effects of early life experience. Read More
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Young indoor tanning increases early risk of skin cancer

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinomas (BCC) at a young age, researchers confirm. Since indoor tanning has become increasingly popular among adolescents and young adults, this research calls attention to the importance of counseling young people about the risk of indoor tanning. The study notes Read More
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Oldest ever schistosomiasis egg found may be first proof of early human technology exacerbating disease burden

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — The discovery of a schistosomiasis parasite egg in a 6200-year-old grave at a prehistoric town by the Euphrates river in Syria may be the first evidence that agricultural irrigation systems in the Middle East contributed to disease burden, according to new research. Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by several species of flatworm parasites that live in the blood vessels of the bladder and intes Read More
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Retracing early cultivation steps: Lessons from comparing citrus genomes

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Citrus is the world's most widely cultivated fruit crop but it is now under attack from citrus greening, an insidious emerging infectious disease destroying entire orchards. Researchers worldwide are mobilizing to apply genomic tools and approaches to understand how citrus varieties arose and how they respond to disease and other stresses. An international consortium of researchers analyzed and c Read More
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