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E-Waste: A Problem That Keeps Piling Up

E-Waste: A Problem That Keeps Piling Up

Over the last quarter-century, the digital age has introduced consumers to an impressive array of new products. For millions of people, it would be very challenging to imagine daily life without smartphones, laptops and tablets. Unfortunately, with this technological progress ...

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Three Genetic (and Rare) Heart Disorders

Three Genetic (and Rare) Heart Disorders

When it comes to heart problems, people generally think of such conditions as cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. Some people, however, must live with rare genetic disorders of the heart. Three of these disorders are further detailed below:   Familial Dilated ...

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Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?

Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?

In the industrialized world, air pollution remains a constant threat to public health. Not only can airbone pollutants pose a threat to adults and the elderly, evidence also indicates that such pollutants are leave a permanent mark on children. Signs ...

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Has Global Warming Already Started?

Has Global Warming Already Started?

Climate change is generally thought of as something that the world will have to contend with in the future. However, there are numerous warning signs that this troubling phenomenon is well underway.   The Growing Problem of CO2 ‒  Since ...

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The Economic Costs of Global Warming

The Economic Costs of Global Warming

The potential consequences of global warming are enormous; in the decades to come, it is believed that the planet will be plagued with an increasing amount of powerful hurricanes, terrifying floods and scorching droughts. Aside from wrecking the environment, this ...

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Is Climate Change Making the California Drought Worse?

Is Climate Change Making the California Drought Worse?

As the most abundant resource on the planet, the importance of water is fairly obvious. Unfortunately, the future availability of usable water is not guaranteed, and climate-induced water shortages could become increasingly common. The state of California might already be ...

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Keeping Your Ears Pain-free While Flying

Keeping Your Ears Pain-free While Flying

While air travel is certainly a staple of modern times, the sheer amount of air traffic might surprise you. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), over 8 million people fly on a daily basis. With so many people ...

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Farm Animals and the Spread of Superbugs

Farm Animals and the Spread of Superbugs

The term “superbugs” is the source of much concern for health officials worldwide. These microbes have developed the ability to fight off antibiotics, making them much more difficult to destroy if they infect the body. While stories on antibiotic-resistant bacteria ...

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