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Is underground transit worse for your health?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 90 percent of the 4.5 million workers in the Los Angeles area spend an average of 60 minutes each day commuting on a roadway or railway. When USC researchers from the Viterbi School ...

dateNov 29, 2017 in Environment
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Digger wasps and their chemistry

The skin of insects is usually covered by water-repellent hydrocarbons which protect them against desiccation and pathogens. This protective layer is species-specific in the majority of cases, creating a chemically unique ...

dateNov 03, 2017 in Evolution
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Mate tea made safer

South America's answer to the Brits' builder's brew, their choice pick-me-up is said to have the kick of coffee, the health perks of tea and the delight of chocolate.

dateNov 01, 2017 in Engineering
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Caged blue mussels as environmental detectives

Two researchers in a boat loaded with thousands of blue mussels, collected from a mussel farm in Lillesand. The boat heads out the Kristiansand fjord, and the researchers deploy the blue mussels in the sea. Why are they doing ...

dateOct 20, 2017 in Ecology
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