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Researchers find the real cause of spike in cardiac deaths around Christmas

Researchers find the real cause of spike in cardiac deaths around Christmas

It is the Christmas season, and not the usually harsh weather, which triggers a spike in the number of cardiac or heart-related deaths this time of the year, according to a new research.

Weird dinosaur species had teeth only in childhood: paleontologists discover

Weird dinosaur species had teeth only in childhood: paleontologists discover

A team of paleontologists claimed to have found a new dinosaur species that had pointy teeth in their childhood but had no teeth as adults.

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Greater Mekong reaffirms its designation as biological treasure trove

Greater Mekong reaffirms its designation as biological treasure trove

The Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia, which encompasses Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, reaffirmed its designation as a biological treasure trove last year, when biologists discovered 163 new species in the region.

With an intention to draw attention to the new species as well as potential threats of development and illegal wildlife trading, the World Wide Fund (WWF) reported the new species in its latest report.

Pregnancy causes lifelong changes in a woman’s brain: study

Pregnancy causes lifelong changes in a woman’s brain: study

Pregnancy not only affects women’s body but also causes lasting changes to parts of their brain, a new study conducted by a team of neuroscientists at Leiden University in the Netherlands revealed.

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Study reveals East Antarctic ice’s vulnerability to ocean heat

Study reveals East Antarctic ice’s vulnerability to ocean heat

Harsh winds and chilly ocean currents have cut off East Antarctica from the rest of the world, and its massive stores of ice have mostly remained intact. But, researchers have discovered major melting that could foretell a less stable future for the region.

Last year, a team of Australian researchers found a channel of warm water nearly 10 kilometers wide and 1 kilometer deep in front of the massive Totten Glacier, causing it to unprecedentedly melt.

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Researchers analyze diamond chunks to better understand deep Earth

Researchers analyze diamond chunks to better understand deep Earth

In a bid to better understand the extreme depths of Earth, a diamond geologist and colleagues at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) cracked open and analyzed tiny chunks and scraps leftover from some of the world’s biggest diamonds.

The researchers led by diamond geologist Evan Smith got the GIA to acquire eight fingernail-sized chunks of those big, expensive diamonds. The chunks were leftover from big diamonds when the rough diamonds were cut into glistening jewels.

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Archaeologists discover 2,500-year-old ‘lost city’ in Greece

Archaeologists discover 2,500-year-old ‘lost city’ in Greece

An international team of Archaeologists has announced the discovery of a mysterious ‘lost city’ in Greece, potentially opening gates to the region’s history.

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17% of American adults take psychiatric drugs: study

17% of American adults take psychiatric drugs: study

One in six American adults has to take a psychiatric medication to cope with conditions like anxiety, depression and insomnia, according to a new study.

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Humpback whale rescued off Boston

Humpback whale rescued off Boston

The 30-foot humpback whale that had caught in fishing gear off the coast of Boston last Thursday was finally disentangled and freed on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

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Atmospheric levels of methane are on the rise: researchers warn

Atmospheric levels of methane are on the rise: researchers warn

Atmospheric levels of methane (CH4), one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, are on the rise, a team of researchers reported in an analysis published in the journal Environmental Research Letters on Sunday.

The researchers warned that methane is surging in the atmosphere after a period of comparative stagnation in the 2000s. They also warned that efforts to tackle global warming and climate change will be undermined unless efforts are made to bring methane under tighter control.

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