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Biodiverse regions are hotspots for war

A new study in the journal Conservation Biology shows that more than 80 percent of the world’s major armed conflicts from 1950-2000 occurred in regions identified as the most biologically diverse and threatened places on Earth. The study compared major conflict zones with the Earth’s 34 biodiversity hotspots identified by Conservation International (CI). The hotspots […]

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Academics Mull Flow-On Effects Of Climate Change

Climate change may ultimately lead to wars and population decline, says a new study in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The new work is based on data from a period called the Little Ice Age, which occurred around 400 years ago. “Even though temperatures are increasing now, the same resulting conflicts may occur […]

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Testosterone Apocalypse!

The world could be headed toward a testosterone fueled apocalypse triggered by lop-sided sex ratios, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers, from China and the UK, say that cultures like China and India that favor male babies have bred an enormous surplus of men […]

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