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Maybe you’re thinking about making a donation to the cause as you watch wildfires burning in California, ice shelves shattering in the Arctic, and glaciers breaking loose in Antarctica, all at the same time.

From Vox

While Seager and her team have thoroughly ruled out known natural causes for phosphine on Venus, the planet could very well be home to geochemistry we’ve never thought possible.

We need to ensure that girls’ education is not ignored, and that we do not lose focus of this cause.

From Fortune

The causes of many of the other fires across the region are still being investigated.

From Vox

Erdogan’s popularity with Palestinians reflects his long championing of their struggle for nationhood and comes as their cause has slid down the list of regional concerns, sidelined by Israel’s wooing of the Gulf states.

From Ozy

The vaccine is delivered through a “carrier virus” that causes a common cold in chimpanzees but does not affect humans.

In addition to visiting the tomb of John Paul, who died of natural causes in 2005, Agca asked to see his successor, Pope Francis.

Then, Rogen convinces Franco to drink some contaminated water from a stream—which causes the 127 Hours Oscar nominee to dry-heave.

Beat the Blahs What causes this wintertime down-in-the-dumps attitude?

Understandably, many of these celebrities choose causes that are personal to them or easy to explain or understand.

Whether advocates and orators had liberty to plead in causes, manifestly known to be unjust, vexatious, or oppressive?

The presence of phenol causes a deep amethyst-blue color, as in Uffelmann's test for lactic acid.

The causes became apparent the day before, although those directly interested did not understand.

The film must be carefully fixed by heat: underheating causes the erythrocytes to stain red; overheating, pale yellow.

This whole region is for the most part very cold, owing to various causes.


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