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Aug 17, 2016

Explorers find second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in Great Lakes

The second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes, an American-built, Canadian-owned sloop that sank in Lake Ontario more than 200 years ago, has been found, a team of underwater explorers said Wednesday. The three-member western New York-based team said it discovered the shipwreck earlier ...

Aug 17, 2016

Wild bee decline laid to wide use of 'neonic' insecticides

A widely used class of insecticides called neonicotinoids has contributed to the large-scale and long-term decline of wild bees, according to research unveiled Tuesday. A study covered 62 species from 1994 to 2011, examining the impact of exposure to the pesticide, which was used ...

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

Aug 13, 2016

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the practice for decades. Dentists ...

Aug 13, 2016

Nearest stellar neighbor may have Earth-like planet

Scientists are preparing to unveil a new planet around our nearest stellar neighbor that is believed to be Earth-like and orbits at a distance that could favor life, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday. The exoplanet orbits a well-investigated star called Proxima Centauri, ...