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Mystery solved: how birds evolved to have colorful feathers

Mystery solved: how birds evolved to have colorful feathers

We’re captivated when we see something in nature with a multitude of colors, or when the colors seem to change depending on our point...
Abused women more likely to seek emergency contraception

Abused women more likely to seek emergency contraception

Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is a major public health problem, with devastating consequences for the women who experience it. It is known to significantly...
More adults are using complementary and alternative medicine in England

More adults are using complementary and alternative medicine in England

In 2005,12% of the English population visited a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner. A new study by the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic...
Domestic violence is widely accepted in most developing countries, study

Domestic violence is widely accepted in most developing countries, study

Women experience violence in many ways, from physical abuse to sexual assault and from financial abuse to sexual harassment or trafficking. Whatever form it...
Substances such as carbon tetrachloride are responsible for destroying ozone high up in the atmosphere. The ozone layer prevents harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching the Earth’s surface.

The location of the large mystery source of restricted ozone depleting substance revealed

Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) was historically used as a solvent, cleaning agent, and as a feedstock in the production of other compounds such as the...
Prescribing antibiotics for children with cough does not reduce hospitalization risk

Prescribing antibiotics for children with cough does not reduce hospitalization risk

Specialists and medical caretakers frequently endorse antibiotics for youngsters with a cough and respiratory disease to avoid return visits, symptoms getting worse or hospitalization. A...
Children's genes expose potential school league table bias

Children’s genes expose potential school league table bias

A new study that identifies a role of children's genes in their education progress suggests that during the secondary school, some of the value-added measures of...
Why algae balls float and sink?

Why algae balls float and sink?

You might have seen algae balls floating on the lake. Found majorly in the northern hemisphere, particularly Japan and Iceland, they hold important cultural significance particularly...
Older adults who become physical may reduce their risk of heart disease

Older adults who become physical may reduce their risk of heart disease

Cardiovascular disease risk is higher in older adults. Thus, it is essential for them to understand how inactivity might influence risk in this age group. Physical...