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  • Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

    About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows.
  • Too hot: Temperatures messing with sex of Australian lizards

    Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds. Dragons that are genetically male hatch as females and give birth to other lizards. And the way the lizards' gender is determined is getting changed...

    Combinations of 'safe' chemicals may increase cancer risk, study suggests

    Combinations of 'safe' chemicals may increase cancer risk, study suggests
    Lots of chemicals are considered safe in low doses. But what happens when you ingest a little bit of a lot of different chemicals over time? In some cases, these combinations may conspire to increase your risk of cancer, according to a new report....

    These 'babbler' birds could shed light on human language

    These 'babbler' birds could shed light on human language
    Move over, parrots. Here’s another bird with some impressive "language" skills: The chestnut-crowned babbler. Scientists studying the social birds have discovered that they can rearrange meaningless sounds in their calls to form different,...

    Rainy June spikes Lake County's mosquito population

    Rainy June spikes Lake County's mosquito population
    An abundance of rainfall in June is bringing an abundance of mosquitoes, Lake County Health Department officials are warning. Floodwater mosquitoes thrive on rainfall, and as of June 28, 4.24 inches of rain have fallen in Waukegan compared to the month'...