January 24, 2014
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Do religious people love their neighbors? Yes, some neighbors, study finds

Most religions teach their followers to “Love thy neighbor” — including those of different races or beliefs. But is religiousness really related to love of neighbors? A study provides partial support for that idea. Continue reading

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September 23, 2013
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Modifying rice crops to resist herbicide prompts weedy neighbors’ growth spurt

Rice containing an overactive gene that makes it resistant to a common herbicide can pass that genetic trait to weedy rice, prompting powerful growth even without a weed-killer to trigger the modification benefit, new research shows. Continue reading

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September 5, 2013
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Wide range of differences, mostly unseen, among humans

Bioinformatics researchers have investigated how protein function is affected by changes at the DNA level. Their findings bring new clarity to the wide range of variants, many of which disturb protein function but have no discernible health effect, and… Continue reading

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August 15, 2013
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Beijing man ordered to demolish illegal rooftop mountain villa (Video)

After six years of repeated complaints from neighbors, a wealthy businessman has now been told to dismantle a sprawling rooftop garden villa. Continue reading

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July 5, 2013
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Solitary lemurs avoid danger with a little help from the neighbors

An endangered species of Madagascan lemur uses the alarm calls of birds and other lemurs to warn it of the presence of predators, a new study has found. This is the first time this phenomenon has been observed in a solitary and nocturnal lemur species. Continue reading

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June 26, 2013
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First transiting planets in a star cluster discovered

All stars begin their lives in groups. Most stars are born in small groups that quickly fall apart. Others form in huge, dense swarms, where stars jostle with thousands of neighbors while strong radiation and harsh stellar winds scour interstellar spac… Continue reading

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May 13, 2013
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Build a Free Things Box for your front yard

Freecyclers will love this project, which teaches you how to build a stand where neighbors can share tools, toys, books and anything else they want to freecycle. Continue reading

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May 5, 2013
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Tiny magnets as a model system

In the microscopic world, everything is in motion: atoms and molecules vibrate, proteins fold, even glass is a slow flowing liquid. And during each movement there are interactions between the smallest elements – for example, the atoms – and their neighbors. To make these movements visible, scientists have developed a special model system. It is so big that it can be easily observed under an X-ray microscope, and mimics the tiniest movements in Nature. The model: rings made from six nanoscale magnetic rods, whose north and south poles attract each other. At room temperature, the magnetization direction of each of these tiny rods varies spontaneously. Scientists were able to observe the magnetic interactions between these active rods in real time. Continue reading

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April 26, 2013
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Astronomer studies far-off worlds through ‘characterization by proxy’

An astronomer is using Earth’s interstellar neighbors to learn the nature of certain stars too far away to be directly measured or observed, and the planets they may host. Continue reading

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April 18, 2013
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Community gardens may produce more than vegetables

People who participate in community gardening have a significantly lower BMIs —- as well as lower odds of being overweight or obese -— than do their non-gardening neighbors, according to a new study. Continue reading

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April 16, 2013
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Neighbors move electrons jointly: Ultrafast collective electron transfer after excitation of single electron

Applying femtosecond x-ray methods, researchers have observed an extremely fast, collective electron transfer of ~100 molecular ions after excitation of a single electron in a crystal of transition metal complexes. Continue reading

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April 5, 2013
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Remote coral reefs can be tougher than they look: Western Australia’s Scott Reef has recovered from mass bleaching

Isolated coral reefs can recover from catastrophic damage as effectively as those with nearby undisturbed neighbors, a long-term study by marine biologists has shown. Scott Reef, a remote coral system in the Indian Ocean, has largely recovered from a c… Continue reading

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December 29, 2012
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Groundbreaking air-cleaner saves polluting industrials

Industries across Europe are threatened with shutdown as European Union emission rules for Volatile Organic Compounds are tightened. Now an air cleaning invention has proven its ability to remove these compounds. And in the process they have helped a b… Continue reading

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July 2, 2012
by Frances Beinecke
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New York Must Finish Its Study of Fracking’s Dangers Before Any Decisions Are Made

Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City
According to a recently leaked report, New York officials may allow fracking for natural gas in designated communities across the state. As reported, the plan would permit fracking in p… Continue reading

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October 25, 2011
by Reduce
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20 Years, 20 Favorite Stories

Earth911 celebrates its 20th birthday on October 29, and our staff wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite articles over the years. As managing editor, I have overseen thousands of words and ideas. The ones that stand out are those filled with information that I still use or people whose stories [...] Continue reading

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September 14, 2011
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Freecycling Comes to Facebook

Got a couch, TV or set of dishes in good condition that you need to get rid of? Now you can find a new home for your unwanted, but usable goods while you update your Facebook status. Online classifieds company Oodle is launching new FreeCircle communities on Facebook, allowing neighbors to offer reusable items to [...] Continue reading

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July 11, 2011
by Reduce
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Austin Families Go Zero Waste on Reality TV

Reality TV shows already challenge contestants to lose weight in front of millions of viewers. But a different kind of reality show recently aired in Austin, where families competed to drop pounds from their household’s waste – not cut inches from their waists. Produced by the city of Austin’s waste management program, “Dare to Go [...] Continue reading

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August 16, 2010
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10 FREE Ways to Go Green

Sometimes it feels like making the right, green choice is about making the more expensive choice – the higher prices fetched by some eco-options in grocery and clothing stores are enough to make even the most ardent greenie stray.
But fear not! Below are 10 free things you can do to be green. Some [...] Continue reading

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