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Running Made Us Human: How We Evolved for Endurance

https://www.realclearscience.com/2019/04/13/running_made_us_human_how_we_evolved_for_endurance_285517.htmlBridget Alex, DiscoverThis Monday the 123rd annual Boston Marathon will take place, with an expected 30,000 participants and a half million spectators. The top finishers should complete the grueling 26.2-mile course in just over 2 […]

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Fireworks at Hearing on Climate Change and Security

https://www.realclearscience.com/2019/04/11/fireworks_at_hearing_on_climate_change_and_security_285489.htmlRandy Showstack, EosThe 9 April hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was supposed to focus on The Need for Leadership to Combat Climate Change and Protect National Security. Original Title: […]

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When Gut Bacteria Betray Their Hosts

https://www.realclearscience.com/2019/04/11/when_gut_bacteria_betray_their_hosts_285491.htmlSarah Zhang, The AtlanticFor three decades, the deadly bacteria sat in cold storage. Normally, Enterococcus faecalis lives harmlessly in the human gut. One particular strain, however, caused a series of strangely persistent infections at the […]

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New Study Challenges What We Know About Lightning

https://www.realclearscience.com/2019/04/11/new_study_challenges_what_we_know_about_lightning_285486.htmlMarshall Shepherd, ForbesThe shocking science news of the week was about black holes, but a new finding about lightning also got my attention. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found a unique set […]

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Pathogens Could Remake the Oceans

https://www.realclearscience.com/2019/04/10/pathogens_could_remake_the_oceans_285476.htmlDrew Harvell, Hakai MagazineIn the mid-1980s, Brian Tissot was a graduate student studying black abalone on two islands off the California coast south of San Francisco. He was a dedicated surfer, diver, and adventurer, and […]

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GPS Glitch Threatens Thousands of Science Instruments

https://www.realclearscience.com/2019/04/04/gps_glitch_threatens_thousands_of_science_instruments_285393.htmlDeclan Butler, Nature Researchers worldwide are racing to get ahead of a bug in the US Global Positioning System (GPS) that could cause data loggers, including thousands of scientific instruments, to malfunction starting on 6 […]

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How Tin Changed Humanity

https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2019/03/29/how_tin_changed_humanity_110926.htmlMichael Cortie, The ConversationMention tin and most people would think of the typical tin can, used to preserve foods you store in your cupboards. Tin is used here to help protect the can against corrosion […]

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Warm Weather Pushed Neanderthals to Cannibalism

https://www.realclearscience.com/2019/03/29/warm_weather_pushed_neanderthals_to_cannibalism_285318.htmlDyani Lewis, Cosmos MagA rapid period of warming more than 120,000 years ago drove Neanderthals in the south of France to eat six of their own, new research suggests.The study, by French researchers Alban Defleur […]

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Hundreds of Shipwrecks Tell Story of Maritime Past

https://www.realclearscience.com/2019/03/02/hundreds_of_shipwrecks_tell_story_of_maritime_past_284969.htmlSam Jones, The GuardianThe treacherous waters of the Americas had their first taste of Spanish timber on Christmas Day 1492, when Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Mara, sank off the coast of what is now […]