New Story Just Out: Tiny Earthquakes Happen Every Few Minutes In Southern California, Study Finds

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Tiny Earthquakes Happen Every Few Minutes In Southern California, Study Finds
A new catalog of Southern California earthquakes is 10 times larger than its predecessor list. The details of frequent, small quakes help scientists study what triggers large, destructive ones.

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New Story Just Out: Gene Therapy Advances To Better Treat ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Gene Therapy Advances To Better Treat ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease
The latest advance is not only encouraging news for patients with severe compromised immunodeficiency. It’s a test case for all those scientists working to develop better gene therapy techniques.

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New Story Just Out: Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs
The cells regained a startling amount of function, but the brains didn’t have activity linked with consciousness. Ethicists say it challenges assumptions about the irreversible nature of brain death.

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New Story Just Out: Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria’s Devastating Rains

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria’s Devastating Rains
Maria was the rainiest hurricane known to have hit the island. Scientists say a storm of its severity is nearly five times more likely to occur today, with warmer air and oceans, than in the 1950s.

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New Story Just Out: Climate Change Is ‘Greatest Challenge Humans Have Ever Faced,’ Author Says

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Climate Change Is ‘Greatest Challenge Humans Have Ever Faced,’ Author Says
Bill McKibben, who first warned of climate change 30 years ago, says its effects are now upon us: “The idea that anybody’s going to be immune from this anywhere is untrue.” His new book is Falter.

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New Story Just Out: First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Gene-Editing Human Trials Get Underway

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Gene-Editing Human Trials Get Underway
This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness, and sickle cell disease.

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New Story Just Out: Scientists Plan To Start Human Trials Testing CRISPR Soon

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Scientists Plan To Start Human Trials Testing CRISPR Soon
The powerful gene-editing technique is moving out of the lab and into the clinic. Trials will use CRISPR to try to treat a variety of diseases, ranging from cancer and blindness to blood disorders.

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New Story Just Out: Microplastic Found Even In The Air In France’s Pyrenees Mountains

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Microplastic Found Even In The Air In France’s Pyrenees Mountains
Tiny fragments broken down from larger pieces of plastic have already been found in rivers, lakes, oceans and in agricultural soil. But very few studies of wind-borne microplastic have ever been done.

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New Story Just Out: ‘Our Planet’ Nature Documentary Addresses The 800-Pound Gorilla — Human Impact

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. ‘Our Planet’ Nature Documentary Addresses The 800-Pound Gorilla — Human Impact
The new Netflix series takes a hard look at the effects of our behavior on the natural world. Series producer Alastair Fothergill says that this is a different, more urgent type of show.

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