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Climate change puts ecosystems on the run

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As global warming heats up the surface of the Earth, ecosystems will physically shift. The question is, will the plants and animals inhabiting those ecosystems be able to keep up or will they be left behind? If they can't keep up, some species may die out.

Students uncover more than artifacts in the UK

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In the far reaches of Northern England, an international excavation team consisting primarily of students from Stanford and Durham University UK, gathered at the small town of Binchester last summer. Tools in hand, they broke the surface soil on new trenches at one of the UK’s most significant archaeological sites.

Starting that diet today? Turn off the TV

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Adults may stave off weight gain by simply spending less time watching television, according to a new study led by Jennifer Otten, a postdoctoral researcher now at the Stanford School of Medicine. According to the study, conducted at the University of Vermont, overweight adults who cut television time in half were more active, burning more calories as a result.

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