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Study finds microorganisms protecting water quality

Study finds microorganisms protecting water quality

Using a new method called the “stratified reactivity framework,” Kolbe, Abbott and an international team of researchers compiled groundwater chemistry data from wells across the U.S. and France to reveal the depth of microbial activity that was protecting freshwater ecosystems from pollution.

Cancer passing heart disease

Cancer passing heart disease

Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States for more than a century, ever since the early 1900s when it displaced acute diseases for the distinction. Now a growing number of states are crowning a new leading cause of death: cancer.

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