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New heated tobacco device causes same damage to lung cells as e-cigs and smoking
A new study that directly compares new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes shows that all three are toxic to human lung cells.
Skyglow over key wildlife areas
Light pollution affects the skies over most of the world's key wildlife areas, new research shows.
Climate change may destroy tiger's home
A James Cook University scientist says the last coastal stronghold of an iconic predator, the endangered Bengal tiger, could be destroyed by climate change and rising sea levels over the next 50 years.
Boosting solid state chemical reactions
Adding olefin enables efficient solvent-free cross-coupling reactions, leading to environmentally friendly syntheses of a wide range of organic materials.

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