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Big history is the story about how the world came to be as it is. Now, as we need to manage the entire planet, we need to know an origin story more than ever.

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  • Serious ruptures during deliveries are on the decline in Norway

    For forty years the number of serious tears of tissue among women giving birth was on the rise in Norway. Now the occurrence of these injuries is declining due to preventive measures.
  • Less Salmonella in outdoor and organic herds

    A study surprisingly reveals a lower incidence of Salmonella bacteria in outdoor and organic pig herds than in conventional herds.
  • Understanding today’s rude teens

    When some teenagers are being ill-mannered, violent or degrading, it’s not due to a clash with authorities. It’s because other people are without relevance in their world.
  • Letting Latin go at last

    Until recently it wasn’t enough just discovering a new species of flora. A scientist would have to know a sufficient amount of Latin to describe the plant. Now the rules have finally been changed.
  • The chemistry of cake baking

    Most cakes contain eggs, milk, flour and sugar. Now there’s a way to make them without one or more of these ingredients.
  • Confirmed: vitamin pills can cause death

    Dietary supplements containing vitamin A, E and beta-carotene increase mortality significantly, new research shows. A medical consultant says healthy people shouldn’t take them.
  • CO2 is confusing fish

    OPINION: CO2 is affecting the central nervous system of fishes in the sea, with serious consequences for their chances of survival.
  • Climate towers in the Faroes?

    An eminent UK engineer has asked the British government to start constructing towers that can spread seawater into the atmosphere. He says the Faroe Islands are an ideal location. Nonsense, says Danish researcher.
  • Lemmings’ loss is bounty for moss

    After a prolific lemming year their corpses can be found strewn around the mountains and woods. This is good news for mosses that have specialised in getting nutrients from these dead rodents.
  • Smoker's lung gene discovered

    Researchers have identified a hereditary genetic defect which increases the risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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