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The health benefits of being close to nature are well established. priscilla du preez/Unsplash

Why apartment dwellers need indoor plants

Health benefits of being close to nature are well established, but the rise of apartment living means we can't always be close to greenery.

Yawning acts to cool the brain

Yawning acts to cool the brain, according to a new study. Researchers recorded yawning habits of people in Vienna, Austria…
Early microbial communities, such as stromatolites, are intrinsically linked with the rise of oxygen. hannah takes pictures/Flickr

The rise and fall of oxygen

How long has Earth’s atmosphere included oxygen? A recent paper suggests low levels of oxygen appeared in the atmosphere approximately 2.95 billion years ago. That’s about 550 million years earlier than…

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