To investigate the link between thunderstorms and ER visits, researchers analyzed lots of data from the National Weather Service and Medicare.
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Thanks in part to our taste for "fast fashion" made from synthetic microfibers, our washing machines aren't just polluting the ocean, but the land, too.
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Scientists thought leopards were most active at dusk, but a new study shows it's not so cut and dry. Females are early birds and males are active at night.
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In addition to providing homes for endangered and threatened species, national parks can protect the trait diversity of mammals, new research finds.
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A new green supercapacitor is flexible, lightweight, and cost-effective. It could charge your devices way faster, too, researchers say.
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A new study overturns a 130-year-old assumption about the chemistry of seawater. The main finding? It's not stay the same across the whole ocean.
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With unusual lightning storms sparking intense wildfires engulfing California, experts warn that rising temperatures will make the situation worse.
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When forests get a little restoration nudge after logging, they recover much faster than when left to regenerate on their own, researchers report.
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