Drinking unfiltered tap water may pose cancer risk | USA TODAY
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Drinking unfiltered tap water may pose cancer risk | USA TODAY

Published on Sep 19, 2019A new study from the Environmental Working Group says even ‘safe’ tap water is still a risk.RELATED: Mosquito outbreak in Michigan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwgNu…According to a new study from the Environmental Working Group, even tap water that has been dubbed ‘safe’ may not be and could increase cancer risk.» Subscribe to USA TODAY:…

Research team unveils ‘Tunabot,’ first robotic fish to keep pace with a tuna
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Research team unveils ‘Tunabot,’ first robotic fish to keep pace with a tuna

Development of a high-frequency experimental platform exploring the performance space of swimming fishes. Credit: Haibo Dong Mechanical engineers at the University of Virginia School of Engineering, leading a collaboration with biologists from Harvard University, have created the first robotic fish proven to mimic the speed and movements of live yellowfin tuna. Their peer-reviewed paper, “Tuna…

Laser prototype for space-based gravitational wave detector
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Laser prototype for space-based gravitational wave detector

Prototype laser for the LISA gravitational wave space mission. Credit: CSEM Researchers have announced a prototype for a laser at the heart of the first space-based gravitational wave observatory, known as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission. The team’s new laser nearly meets the stringent requirements outlined for LISA’s instrumentation, representing an important step…

Average temperatures could soar by ‘at least 14C’ as climate experts warn of return to ancient heatwave
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Average temperatures could soar by ‘at least 14C’ as climate experts warn of return to ancient heatwave

GLOBAL warming threatens to trigger extreme hot temperatures not seen on Earth for 50million years. The mercury could soar 14C above average as early as 2100 as our planet is battered by blistering year-long heat, a study found. For the first time, researchers were able to replicate a climate model of the extreme warming during…

Birds Are Vanishing From North America
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Birds Are Vanishing From North America

matterThe number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.VideoSanderlings. Video by Washington State, Cornell Lab of OrnithologySept. 19, 2019Updated 3:15 p.m. ETThe skies are emptying out.The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent…