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Hug a Government Worker Day

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Hug a Government Worker Day

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Ten years ago this week, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California and he appointed me to be the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Until then, neither of us had given serious ...

Mysterious Voynich manuscript has ‘genuine message’

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Mysterious Voynich manuscript has ‘genuine message’

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The message inside "the world's most mysterious medieval manuscript" has eluded cryptographers, mathematicians and linguists for over a century. And for many, the so-called Voynich book is assumed to be a hoax. ...

Mood management helps dieters succeed, research suggests

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Mood management helps dieters succeed, research suggests

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Managing your mood can have a direct impact on the success of a diet, scientists suggest. Forming a specific plan to address your mood can prevent bad moods from leading to impulsive behaviour, say psychologists f...

Development of new lithium battery LiFePO4 could improve solar power efficiency and reduce cost

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Development of new lithium battery LiFePO4 could improve solar power efficiency and reduce cost

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A new type of battery - the LiFePO4 - could improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of solar power, scientists say. The team from  the University of Southampton looked specifically into the use of lithium batte...

New study shows how trees clean the air in London by filtering out pollution particles

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New study shows how trees clean the air in London by filtering out pollution particles

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New research by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown how London's trees can improve air quality by filtering out pollution particulates, which are damaging to human health. Urban trees of the Gre...

Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Psychologists have discovered that paying great attention to the food we eat at lunchtime can reduce snacking in the afternoon. Their study at the University of Birmingham was carried out with three groups of par...

New hope for anxiety disorders as scientists identify key protein

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New hope for anxiety disorders as scientists identify key protein

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The findings of a new study could pave the way for new treatment for anxiety disorders. This latest study by University of Bristol researchers has identified a specific protein that appears to be critically impor...

Five more Alzheimer’s genes discovered, scientists say

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Five more Alzheimer’s genes discovered, scientists say

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Five more genes which increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease have been identified, scientists say. It takes the number of identified genes linked to Alzheimer's to 10 - the new genes affect three bodily...

Tuberculosis vaccine target found

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Tuberculosis vaccine target found

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A protein which could be targeted for a tuberculosis vaccine has been discovered by scientists at Imperial College London. TB is caused by bacteria and the only vaccine against it, the BCG jab, is not very effective....

US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste

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US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste

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US Businesses Challenged to Cut Energy Waste Buildings consume 40 percent of American energy

Huge Coral Reefs Discovered off Puerto Rico

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Huge Coral Reefs Discovered off Puerto Rico

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A new discovery of thriving coral reefs off the coast of Puerto Rico may offer hope for other shallower reefs. Scuba diving scientists discovered sprawling and diverse coral reefs at 100 to 500 feet (30 to 150 mete...

China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China says it has perfected the difficult task of getting giant pandas to reproduce in captivity, a step closer to reintroducing the bears into the wild. Scientists at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center h...

Bees’ tiny brains beat computers, study finds

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Bees’ tiny brains beat computers, study finds

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We always knew Bees were wonderful, here's another article from the Guardian.co.uk prooving it!... Bees can solve complex mathematical problems which keep computers busy for days, research has shown. The insect...