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Robert Adler
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CYCLING TO WORK CUTS CANCER AND HEART-DISEASE DEATHS NEARLY IN HALF
A five-year study of 260,000 men and women in the UK found that bicycling to work every day reduced their risk of dying by more than 40 percent compared to commuters who drove or used public transport. The risk of developing cancer fell by 45 percent, and o...

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WINNER TAKE ALL--7 RICHEST MEN OWN MORE THAN POOREST 3.8 BILLION PEOPLE
Here's a quick quiz for you--match the names of the seven richest people in the world with their currrent net worth : Jeff Bezos                                                      $89.3 billion Warren Buffett                                               ...

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THE WINDS OF CHANGE--SOLAR AND WIND GENERATE 10 PERCENT OF US ELECTRICITY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Despite the best efforts of President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt , the US continues to make progress in renewable energy generation. The national Energy Information Administration ( EIA ) reports that in March of this year 10 percent of all el...

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ASTRONOMERS COME UP WITH A BRILLIANT WAY TO FIND JUPITER´S AGE
Jupiter may have formed at the dawn of the Solar System, and protected Earth Scientists have been able to pin down the age of our Solar Syste m by measuring the decay products of naturally radioactive materials incorporated into meteorites when they first f...

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MRI SCANS REVEAL AUTISTIC BRAIN DIFFERENCES AT SIX MONTHS OF AGE
Although symptoms of autism don't usually appear until a child's second year, and most autistic children aren't diagnosed until they are three or older, recent research shows that the brains of 6-month-old infants who will go on to develop autism already di...

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300,000-YEAR-OLD BONES FROM MOROCCO REVISE HUMAN EVOLUTION
For the past 20 years, researchers have believed that Homo sapiens -- humans like us--appeared somewhere in the heart of Africa around 200,000 years ago and gradually spread from there into Eurasia and later to the rest of the world. New discoveries from Je...

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GO WIND YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, GO WIND AND SOLAR AND GROW WITH THE WORLD
In 1865, American author and editor Horace Greeley cribbed an earlier journalist's phrase and famously wrote, " Go West, young man . . . go West and grow up with the country." The same advice could certainly be given today with respect not to the long-close...

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WANT TO SAVE 52,000 AMERICAN LIVES PER YEAR? REPLACE COAL WITH SOLAR!
Burning coal is a dirty business.   A new study makes it clear just how dirty it is, and how many lives could be saved by generating our electricity from the sun instead. Coal-fired power plant (CC0 Public Domain) In a study published in the peer-reviewed j...

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FRENCH PRESIDENT MACRON--"MAKE OUR PLANET GREAT AGAIN!"
Macron invites American scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs concerned about climate change to "come and work with us." The youthful and forward-looking President of France, Emmanuel Macron, hit the nail on the head with his comments in response to Presi...

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TRUMP PULLS US OUT OF PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD--NO LAUGHING MATTER
I just watched the Rose Garden presentation in which Trump backed the United States out of the Paris Accord . Trump cast the withdrawal from the international climate agreement as saving the United States, its economy and its workers from an unfair, costly,...
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