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‘Mexico First’ Campaign Could End Welcome for U.S. Oil Giants

A Petróleos Mexicanos refinery in Tula, north of Mexico City. The leading presidential candidate has proposed building two refineries to process crude oil for domestic consumption, a move that would reduce imports of American gasoline. Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg HOUSTON — As President Trump moves to recast trade and border relations with ...

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Consuming more than five drinks a week could shorten your life

Regularly drinking more than the recommended UK guidelines for alcohol could take years off your life, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. Part-funded by the British Heart Foundation, the study shows that drinking more alcohol is associated with a higher risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm, heart failure ...

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Ocean Acidification Could Be a Net Positive for Some Fish

One of the consequences of pumping more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is the changing chemistry of the world’s oceans. Until now, the ocean has acted as a big sponge, soaking up about one-third of the CO2 released by human activities. But now, scientists are watching a vast ...

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Simple urine test could measure how much our body has aged

Researchers find that a substance indicating oxidative damage increases in urine as people get older. The study, published today in open-access journal in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, also describes a way to easily measure levels of this marker in human urine samples. The new marker potentially provides a method to ...

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Could Scientists Use Silver Iodide to Make Snow for the Olympics?

As the glam metal band Cinderella once said, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. I’m relatively certain they weren’t talking about snow, but let’s pretend they were anyway: Global warming threatens to wreak havoc on snowpack. The American west in particular already has a snowpack problem, which ...

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With AI, Your Apple Watch Could Flag Signs of Diabetes

Before modern chemistry brought doctors blood and urine tests for diagnosing diabetes, they had to rely on their taste buds. Sweet-tasting pee has long been the disease’s telltale biomarker; mellitus literally means honey. Too much sugar in your bodily fluids means your metabolism has gone haywire—either your cells aren’t making ...

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U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria

Advertisement BEIRUT, Lebanon — A plan to create a new American-backed, Kurdish-led border force in northeastern Syria has raised alarms in the region that the United States may be helping to cement an autonomous Kurdish enclave that could further divide the country. The 30,000-strong force, vehemently opposed by Russia, Turkey, ...

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