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Size matters: If you are a bubble of volcanic gas


The chemical composition of gases emitted from volcanoes -- which are used to monitor changes in volcanic activity -- can change depending on the size

Pacific Ocean's effect on Arctic warming


New research shows that changes in the heat flow of the northern Pacific Ocean may have a larger effect on the Arctic climate than previously thought.

Globally, greater attention needed for seemingly 'minor' kidney damage


New research uncovers an 'alarming increase' in acute kidney injury rates among Irish patients.

Ancient virus defends koalas against new viral attacks


A new study in koalas uncovers how virulent retroviruses become harmless bits of 'junk DNA' over time.

Drug prices not always aligned with value, researchers say


In many countries, health care reimbursements for drugs are directly related to their value or net health benefits in treating disease. But a new stu

System selectively sequesters toxins from water


Engineers are developing ionic water-treatment technology that saves money and energy by selectively removing only hazardous contaminants and ignoring

Differences in immune responses due to age, sex, and genetics


Age, sex, and specific human genetic variants are the key factors behind differences between immune responses among healthy humans, finds a study o

Possible connection between U.S. tornado activity, Arctic sea ice


The effects of global climate change taking place in the Arctic may influence weather much closer to home for millions of Americans, researchers repo

Injectable trace minerals improve mineral status in beef heifers


In a set of recent studies, animal scientists study the effects of the injectable trace mineral MultiminĀ®90 on reproductive performance in beef heif

Computer virus outbreak could cause delay in new iPhone shipments


Mark Li, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, said in a report on Sunday technology giant Apple was one of the impacted customers but a swift recov