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March 31, 2015

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8:55 PM | An apple a day may keep the children away: Pesticides and sperm count
Ever hear that old saying an apple a day keeps the Doctor away? Well it might have the right idea, just the wrong person. New research investigating the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm. So […]

Y.H. Chiu et al. (2015). Fruit and vegetable intake and their pesticide residues in relation to semen quality among men from a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

Hagai Levine & Shanna H. Swan (2015). Is dietary pesticide exposure related to semen quality? Positive evidence from men attending a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

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8:55 PM | An apple a day may keep the children away: Pesticides and sperm count
Ever hear that old saying an apple a day keeps the Doctor away? Well it might have the right idea, just the wrong person. New research investigating the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm. So […]

Y.H. Chiu et al. (2015). Fruit and vegetable intake and their pesticide residues in relation to semen quality among men from a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

Hagai Levine & Shanna H. Swan (2015). Is dietary pesticide exposure related to semen quality? Positive evidence from men attending a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

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8:55 PM | An apple a day may keep the children away: Pesticides and sperm count
Ever hear that old saying an apple a day keeps the Doctor away? Well it might have the right idea, just the wrong person. New research investigating the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm. So […]

Y.H. Chiu et al. (2015). Fruit and vegetable intake and their pesticide residues in relation to semen quality among men from a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

Hagai Levine & Shanna H. Swan (2015). Is dietary pesticide exposure related to semen quality? Positive evidence from men attending a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

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8:55 PM | An apple a day may keep the children away: Pesticides and sperm count
Ever hear that old saying an apple a day keeps the Doctor away? Well it might have the right idea, just the wrong person. New research investigating the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm. So […]

Y.H. Chiu et al. (2015). Fruit and vegetable intake and their pesticide residues in relation to semen quality among men from a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

Hagai Levine & Shanna H. Swan (2015). Is dietary pesticide exposure related to semen quality? Positive evidence from men attending a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

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March 29, 2015

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6:43 PM | Biofuel, good for the environment if you’re eating less
When the government first changed policy to require ethanol in gasoline, we were told it would reduce our carbon footprint. Then food prices rose significantly and corn in particular saw the largest price rise. This was because corn is a staple in production of almost any other food from eggs to beef, but the policy made […]

Searchinger, T., Edwards, R., Mulligan, D., Heimlich, R. & Plevin, R. (2015). Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?, Science, 347 (6229) 1420-1422. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261221

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6:43 PM | Biofuel, good for the environment if you’re eating less
When the government first changed policy to require ethanol in gasoline, we were told it would reduce our carbon footprint. Then food prices rose significantly and corn in particular saw the largest price rise. This was because corn is a staple in production of almost any other food from eggs to beef, but the policy made […]

Searchinger, T., Edwards, R., Mulligan, D., Heimlich, R. & Plevin, R. (2015). Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?, Science, 347 (6229) 1420-1422. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261221

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6:43 PM | Biofuel, good for the environment if you’re eating less
When the government first changed policy to require ethanol in gasoline, we were told it would reduce our carbon footprint. Then food prices rose significantly and corn in particular saw the largest price rise. This was because corn is a staple in production of almost any other food from eggs to beef, but the policy made […]

Searchinger, T., Edwards, R., Mulligan, D., Heimlich, R. & Plevin, R. (2015). Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?, Science, 347 (6229) 1420-1422. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261221

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6:43 PM | Biofuel, good for the environment if you’re eating less
When the government first changed policy to require ethanol in gasoline, we were told it would reduce our carbon footprint. Then food prices rose significantly and corn in particular saw the largest price rise. This was because corn is a staple in production of almost any other food from eggs to beef, but the policy made […]

Searchinger, T., Edwards, R., Mulligan, D., Heimlich, R. & Plevin, R. (2015). Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?, Science, 347 (6229) 1420-1422. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261221

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6:43 PM | Biofuel, good for the environment if you’re eating less
When the government first changed policy to require ethanol in gasoline, we were told it would reduce our carbon footprint. Then food prices rose significantly and corn in particular saw the largest price rise. This was because corn is a staple in production of almost any other food from eggs to beef, but the policy made […]

Searchinger, T., Edwards, R., Mulligan, D., Heimlich, R. & Plevin, R. (2015). Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?, Science, 347 (6229) 1420-1422. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261221

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6:43 PM | Biofuel, good for the environment if you’re eating less
When the government first changed policy to require ethanol in gasoline, we were told it would reduce our carbon footprint. Then food prices rose significantly and corn in particular saw the largest price rise. This was because corn is a staple in production of almost any other food from eggs to beef, but the policy made […]

Searchinger, T., Edwards, R., Mulligan, D., Heimlich, R. & Plevin, R. (2015). Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?, Science, 347 (6229) 1420-1422. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261221

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6:43 PM | Biofuel, good for the environment if you’re eating less
When the government first changed policy to require ethanol in gasoline, we were told it would reduce our carbon footprint. Then food prices rose significantly and corn in particular saw the largest price rise. This was because corn is a staple in production of almost any other food from eggs to beef, but the policy made […]

Searchinger, T., Edwards, R., Mulligan, D., Heimlich, R. & Plevin, R. (2015). Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?, Science, 347 (6229) 1420-1422. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261221

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6:43 PM | Biofuel, good for the environment if you’re eating less
When the government first changed policy to require ethanol in gasoline, we were told it would reduce our carbon footprint. Then food prices rose significantly and corn in particular saw the largest price rise. This was because corn is a staple in production of almost any other food from eggs to beef, but the policy made […]

Searchinger, T., Edwards, R., Mulligan, D., Heimlich, R. & Plevin, R. (2015). Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?, Science, 347 (6229) 1420-1422. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261221

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March 17, 2015

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11:25 PM | Hippos are (almost) definitely whales, not pigs
Hippos are strange mammals. They lack hairs and sweat glands, and have an unusually thick skin. The only other mammals that share these features with hippos are whales, but they look nothing alike, except they’re also huge and live in water. Coincidence? Traditionally hippos were included in the Suidae (pigs) branch of the mammalian evolutionary tree, but molecular data unambiguously shows that they're closely related to cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises). This not only sounds […]

Lihoreau F., Fredrick Kyalo Manthi & Stéphane Ducrocq (2015). Hippos stem from the longest sequence of terrestrial cetartiodactyl evolution in Africa, Nature Communications, 6 6264. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms7264

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March 12, 2015

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6:54 AM | Science, climate change and controversy
SUMMARY: It’s inevitable: as science progresses, controversy happens. But sometimes, the public sees controversy where none exists. How to remedy that? “Science is often thought of as simply a collection of facts which has been handed down to us by some great authority in the past”, says meteorologist Paul Williams, a Royal Society university research fellow at the University of Reading. “But of course, the reality is a lot more complicated than that.” Science is a […]

Darwin C. (1839). Observations on the Parallel Roads of Glen Roy, and of Other Parts of Lochaber in Scotland, with an Attempt to Prove That They Are of Marine Origin, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 129 39-81. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstl.1839.0005

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March 07, 2015

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3:03 PM | How radiation from space affects the Earth’s climate
Cosmic rays are a form of radiation from space consisting of particles such as protons and atomic nuclei that are very high in energy. These particles have the ability to electrically-charge (ionise) water molecules in the Earth’s atmosphere. These water ions can act as the starting points (nucleation points) of clouds in the lower atmosphere,…

Tsonis, A., Deyle, E., May, R., Sugihara, G., Swanson, K., Verbeten, J. & Wang, G. (2015). Dynamical evidence for causality between galactic cosmic rays and interannual variation in global temperature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201420291. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1420291112

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3:03 PM | How radiation from space affects the Earth’s climate
Cosmic rays are a form of radiation from space consisting of particles such as protons and atomic nuclei that are very high in energy. These particles have the ability to electrically-charge (ionise) water molecules in the Earth’s atmosphere. These water ions can act as the starting points (nucleation points) of clouds in the lower atmosphere,…

Tsonis, A., Deyle, E., May, R., Sugihara, G., Swanson, K., Verbeten, J. & Wang, G. (2015). Dynamical evidence for causality between galactic cosmic rays and interannual variation in global temperature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201420291. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1420291112

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3:03 PM | How radiation from space affects the Earth’s climate
Cosmic rays are a form of radiation from space consisting of particles such as protons and atomic nuclei that are very high in energy. These particles have the ability to electrically-charge (ionise) water molecules in the Earth’s atmosphere. These water ions can act as the starting points (nucleation points) of clouds in the lower atmosphere,…

Tsonis, A., Deyle, E., May, R., Sugihara, G., Swanson, K., Verbeten, J. & Wang, G. (2015). Dynamical evidence for causality between galactic cosmic rays and interannual variation in global temperature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201420291. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1420291112

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