World Health Organization, experts reach landmark agreement on how to define airborne diseases

The World Health Organization and 500 experts have established a consensus on the definition of airborne diseases. The groups are aiming to prevent confusion similar…

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‘Peculiar’ black hole discovered in Milky Way, scientists say

Astronomers have identified a black hole within the Milky Way with a mass 33 times greater than that of the sun. The newly-discovered black hole…

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Tropical forest loss decreased in 2023 but global threats remain, data shows

Tropical forests have shown improvement in primary forest loss, with a 9 percent decline compared to 2023. Brazil and Colombia saw reductions in forest loss,…

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Rare gene variant believed to play a role in understanding why people are left-hand dominant

What do Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber have in common with Ronald Reagan, Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland, Fidel Castro…

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FDA proposes ban on electrical shock devices used to stop aggressive behavior for the second time

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed banning electrical stimulation devices designed to reduce self-injurious or aggressive behavior. The FDA cited these devices…

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Creature named after Kermit the Frog offers clues on amphibian evolution, scientists say

Scientists on Thursday described the fossilized skull of a creature called Kermitops gratus that lived in Texas about 270 million years ago. The fossil was…

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Global fertility rates may become too low to sustain population levels, study says

Fertility rates are projected to drop below sustainable levels globally by the end of the century, according to a new study. This trend is expected…

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NASA collision with asteroid Dimorphos changed both its trajectory and shape

When NASA sent its DART spacecraft to slam into the asteroid Dimorphos in 2022, the U.S. space agency demonstrated that it was possible to change…

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Whale study findings explore the evolution of menopause across species

Menopause is a rare trait among Earth’s species, observed in only a few, including humans and certain whales. New research suggests the evolution of menopause…

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Astronauts more likely to experience headaches in space than previously known, study finds

Research in space medicine has revealed various ways microgravity and other factors affect the human body during space missions. A recent study involving 24 astronauts…

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