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Crop pests moving polewards through global warming

Crop-damaging insects, bacteria, fungus and viruses are moving poleward by nearly three kilometres (two miles) each year, helped by global warming.

Crop pests moving polewards through global warming
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Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk

Young women who drink alcohol every day may be raising significantly their risk of breast cancer.

Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk
Fish leaders are born, not made: study
Fish leaders are born, not made: study

Leadership is an innate quality, said a fish study Wednesday that predicted trouble in animal social groups, also human ones, when natural roles are reversed.

Fish leaders are born, not made: study
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Science points to a new global warming source: the sea

Oceans that grow more acidic through Man's fossil fuel burning emissions, can amplify global warming by releasing less of a gas that helps shield Earth from radiation.

Science points to a new global warming source: the sea
US Air Force lacks volunteers to operate drones
US Air Force lacks volunteers to operate drones

The US Air Force is unable to keep up with a growing demand for pilots capable of operating drones, partly due to a shortage of volunteers.

US Air Force lacks volunteers to operate drones
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Jumpy caterpillar shies the Sun: study

The larva of a Vietnamese moth has devised a unique form of transport -- constructing a leaf cone and thrashing about inside to make it jump.

Jumpy caterpillar shies the Sun: study
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Study finds brain lesions in spy plane pilots

Tiny brain lesions are vastly more common in US Air Force pilots who fly at high altitudes than in non-pilots.

Study finds brain lesions in spy plane pilots
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Young Australians getting fatter: study

Young Australians have a reputation for being fit and enjoying a sporty, outdoorsy lifestyle, but research released Monday found they are stacking on more weight than any other age group.

Young Australians getting fatter: study
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Too late to stop extreme heat waves: study

Climate change will trigger harsher and more frequent heat waves in the next 30 years regardless of the amount of Earth-warming carbon dioxide we emit.

Too late to stop extreme heat waves: study
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Facebook boosts connections, not happiness: study

People who use Facebook may feel more connected, but less happy.

Facebook boosts connections, not happiness: study
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Children of overweight women die younger: study

Children born from obese women were 35 percent more likely to die prematurely in adulthood, according to a study Wednesday that warned of a growing epidemic.

Children of overweight women die younger: study
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World-first study tracks dwarf minke whales

Dwarf minke whales have been tagged and tracked in Australia's Great Barrier Reef in a world-first pilot study which hopes to solve the mystery of where they spend the summer.

World-first study tracks dwarf minke whales
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Study details 'severe' brutality against women in PNG

Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer "severe brutality" with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families.

Study details 'severe' brutality against women in PNG
Big animals crucial for soil fertility: study
Big animals crucial for soil fertility: study

The mass extinction of large animals in the Pleistocene era caused today's dearth of soil nutrients, scientists said Sunday, and warned of further damage if modern giants like the elephant disappear.

Big animals crucial for soil fertility: study
Green sea turtles eat more plastic than ever: study
Green sea turtles eat more plastic than ever: study

Endangered green turtles are ingesting more man-made debris, including potentially lethal plastic products, than ever before.

Green sea turtles eat more plastic than ever: study
Dolphins remember friends' whistles for decades: study
Dolphins remember friends' whistles for decades: study

Bottlenose dolphins can remember each other's signature whistles for more than 20 years, a study said Wednesday -- the longest social memory ever observed in an animal.

Dolphins remember friends' whistles for decades: study
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Developer makes Australia's biggest charity donation

A wealthy property developer on Wednesday pledged Aus$50.1 million to the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in what is believed to be the largest single charitable donation by an Australian.

Developer makes Australia's biggest charity donation
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Some blood pressure meds boost breast cancer risk: study

Postmenopausal women who take certain blood pressure medications for 10 years or more face twice the risk of developing breast cancer..

Some blood pressure meds boost breast cancer risk: study
Russia home to text message fraud "cottage industry"
Russia home to text message fraud "cottage industry"

Researchers have discovered that bilking people by infecting Android mobile phones with viruses has become a cottage industry in Russia in a criminal model that could be replicated elsewhere.

Russia home to text message fraud "cottage industry"
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Gene interplay helps to explain dengue's spread

Complex genetic interaction between the mosquito and the virus that causes dengue fever lie at the spread of this dangerous disease.

Gene interplay helps to explain dengue's spread