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Pets Share Owners' Diseases

Dogs and cats now suffer from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and more, just like humans, and researchers are now investigating common risk factors for pets and owners

September 25, 2012 — Lindsey Konkel and Environmental Health News

Why Airplane Windows Don't Roll Down

Were you to open a plane window, the compressed air inside would rapidly rush out, atmospheric conditions inside and outside the plane would equalize, and everybody would die

September 25, 2012 — Life's Little Mysteries

Was This Summer a Climate Change Event?

James McCarthy, professor of biological oceanography at Harvard, says this summer's record heat and dryness could have occurred with lower atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations--but it would have been highly unlikely...

September 21, 2012
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