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Feeling a bit violent? Maybe it's hot outside

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If the heat makes you cranky, take heart: you're not alone, according to a study in the US journal Science that links rising tempers to hot temperatures. 

Riot police stand in a tear gas cloud during an anti-government protest in Lima on July 27, 2013. If the heat makes you cranky, take heart: you're not alone, according to a study out Thursday in the US journal Science that links rising tempers to hot temperatures.

The link could have worrying implications as the Earth's climate warms, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and Princeton University warned.

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