86% of teens in study have traces of BPA in their bodies

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A vast majority of teenagers in a recent study had traces of Bisphenol A (BPA) inside of their bodies, according to the University of Exeter. They tested 94 17 to 19-year-olds and found BPA in 86 percent. The researchers are calling for better packaging labeling to allow people to pick BPA-free products.

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The sun is getting dimmer – but it won’t let us off the hook for global warming

If you were thinking of buying stock in sunscreen, don’t. Scientists say that Earth’s life-giving orb of light is dimming, and by 2050, it will be significantly dimmer than its peak, leaving us a colder, cooler world than the one we know. If this has you thinking that this is at least positive news for global warming, brace yourself: while we might get a short reprieve, in the long run, we are still as screwed as ever.

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