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Eating seafood linked to longer lifespan: study

People age 65 and older who eat fish may live an average of two years longer than people who do not consume the omega-3 fatty acids found mainly in seafood, a US study suggested on Monday. People with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids also had an overall risk of…

Study maps sea turtle deaths

Sea turtles can get accidentally caught and killed in fishing operations, and new research out Monday seeks to map this phenomenon for the first time in a bid to save the endangered creatures. The study in the journal Ecosphere said sea turtles in the East Pacific, North Atlantic, Southwest Atlantic…

1 in 5 American teenage boys diagnosed with ADHD

Nearly one in five American teenage boys is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, marking a dramatic rise in the past decade, the New York Times reported on Monday. The condition, for which potent stimulant drugs like Adderal or Ritalin are often prescribed, has been previously estimated to affect three…

Arctic ‘greening’ seen through global warming

Land within the Arctic circle is likely to experience explosive “greening” in the next few decades as grass, shrubs and trees thrive in soil stripped of ice and permafrost by global warming, a study said on Sunday. Wooded areas in the Arctic could increase by as much as 52 percent…

Scientists find evidence of nearly-extinct Sumatran rhinos in Borneo

Footprints thought to be from the critically endangered Sumatran rhino have been found on Borneo island, where the species was believed to have been extinct for 20 years, environmental group WWF said Thursday. The Sumatran rhino population has dropped by 50 percent over the past two decades and there are…

Natural gas extraction causing frequent quakes, property damage in northern Netherlands

Farmers living atop Europe’s largest gas field in the isolated northern Netherlands are angry at increasingly frequent earthquakes caused by extraction. Freezing winds and a glimmer of cold light pass through the three-foot by two-inch (one metre by five centimetre) crack in Martha and Jan Bos’s stable in Middelstum, a…

Two dead after H7N9 avian flu strain makes jump to humans

Two people in China have died after being infected with H7N9 avian influenza — a sub-type that had not previously been transmitted to humans — the government said Sunday. An 87-year-old man in Shanghai fell ill on February 19 and died on March 4, while a man aged 27 in…

Green meteorite found in Morocco likely from Mercury

Scientists studying a collection of 35 meteorites that landed in Morocco in 2012 say that a strange green rock among the group is likely from Mercury, rather than Mars or an asteroid, Space.…  …

Massive extinct elephant bird egg up for auction

Copyright ImageClick to View Christie’s scientific specialist James Hyslop poses for photographs with a sub-fossilized pre-17th century Elephant Bird egg at the auction house’s premises in London. The extinct Elephant Bird species was native to Madagascar and among the heaviest known birds. (Matt Dunham…  …

Meet Cyro: the robotic jellyfish that will haunt your dreams

If you’re frightened of the ocean, or the creatures that lurk beneath the waves, we recommend that you read no further.  According to the Los Angeles Times, engineers at a Virginia Tech lab are working on a giant, synthetic…  …

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