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EFSA launches public consultation on chlorinated paraffins in food and feed

4 hours ago   |   IFST

The EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the risks for animal and human health related to the...
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We're hiring - Membership and Finance Administrator

4 hours ago   |   IFST

We are looking for a Membership and Finance Administrator to support our work to promote food science and technology for the benefit, safety and health of everyone. As our...
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High blood pressure in your 40s linked to smaller brain size at 70

6 hours ago   |   New Scientist

People with high blood pressure in their 40s seem to have smaller brains at age 70, suggesting that looking after your health may help prevent some forms of dementia
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Two Ebola treatments prove highly effective in a clinical trial

9 hours ago   |   Science News for Students

Preliminary data show that two treatments are highly effective at preventing death in Congo, where an Ebola epidemic is ongoing.
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Is air pollution causing mental health conditions like depression?

10 hours ago   |   New Scientist   |   2 articles

Evidence is growing that air pollution is linked to mental health conditions. But it's not clear yet how - and if - pollution may be affecting our brains.
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‘Maisie's Army': How a grassroots group is mobilizing to help toddlers access a lifesaving drug

21 hours ago   |   STAT

When the family of 20-month-old Maisie Green heard late last month that their insurance company in Grand Junction, Colo., had agreed to cover a new gene therapy for her spinal...
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Expert reaction to Boris Johnson on measles and vaccine uptake

1 day ago   |   Science Media Centre

Reaction to the Prime Minister's statement on measles and vaccine uptake. Dr David Elliman, Consultant in Community Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital, said: “Most of...
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Climate change will drive longer extreme heatwaves in summer

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

If the world warms by more than 2°C, extreme summer heat and rain are likely to last longer and lead to flooding, with serious effects for farming and health
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A variety of CBD health products are in the shops - do they work?

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

A component in cannabis called CBD is claimed to help everything from Alzheimer's to anxiety. Despite a boom in sales, there's little evidence supporting the claims
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Genetic studies hint alcohol isn't linked to breast cancer after all

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

Genetic studies rebut current warnings from health officials that alcohol causes breast tumours, and that even light drinking causes throat cancer
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Chandrayaan 2 arrives in lunar orbit, targets moon landing next month

Chandrayaan 2 arrives in lunar orbit, targets moon landing next month

Artist's illustration of the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft, including the lander and orbiter, at the moon. Credit: ISRO India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft braked into orbit around the... Read more ...

Chandrayaan-2: 'Historic' India Moon probe enters lunar orbit

Chandrayaan-2: 'Historic' India Moon probe enters lunar orbit

INDIA'S Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has today entered lunar orbit, after executing the most complex manoeuvre on its historic manned Moon mission. Read more ...

Elon Musk tweet: The bizarre plan SpaceX CEO has to 'NUKE Mars' in terraform...

Elon Musk tweet: The bizarre plan SpaceX CEO has to 'NUKE Mars' in terraform attempt

ELON MUSK has revived his radical idea of rendering Mars habitable - by detonating nuclear bombs over the Red Planet's poles, the SpaceX CEO revealed on his Twitter account. Read more ...

Astrobotic lunar lander to launch on ULA's first Vulcan rocket

Astrobotic lunar lander to launch on ULA's first Vulcan rocket

Artist's concept of a Vulcan Centaur rocket with two solid rocket boosters. Credit: United Launch Alliance Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh-based company developing a robotic lunar... Read more ...

See the Moon hide a trio of Hyades stars at dawn on 24 August

See the Moon hide a trio of Hyades stars at dawn on 24 August

This looping animation shows a simulated 5-degree-wide 10× binocular view of the waning lunar crescent's passage through the Hyades open star cluster in Taurus on the morning... Read more ...

NASA's Europa Clipper approved for development

NASA's Europa Clipper approved for development

An artist's impression of NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft soaring above the ice-covered moon in search of clues about a potentially habitable sub-surface ocean. Image... Read more ...

Asteroid shock: Queen guitarist Brian May brilliantly explains ambitious...

Asteroid shock: Queen guitarist Brian May brilliantly explains ambitious Earth-saving plan

BRIAN MAY is best known for being the guitarist in Queen, but the rock legend is also an astrophysicist having completed a bachelor's degree and PhD at Imperial College London... Read more ...

Chinasat 18 communications satellite encounters problem after launch

Chinasat 18 communications satellite encounters problem after launch

File photo of a previous Long March 3B rocket launch. Credit: Xinhua A communications satellite designed to deliver broadband services to rural China, airline passengers and... Read more ...

Here are the 15 best public high schools in the US

Here are the 15 best public high schools in the US

School-ranking website Niche released a list of the best public high schools in America for the upcoming academic year, after rating thousands of schools across the... Read more ...

Asteroid warning: ESA's chilling imminent Earth-strike prediction...

Asteroid warning: ESA's chilling imminent Earth-strike prediction - 'Millions to evacuate'

CHILLING footage has emerged of the European Space Agency dealing with the hypothetical imminent threat of an asteroid hurtling towards Earth. Read more ...