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Microplastics found across the Arctic may be fibres from laundry

6 days ago   |   New Scientist

Polyester fibres, most likely from textiles and laundry, make up the majority of microplastic pollution found in the Arctic
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Looking up in wonder: humanity and the cosmos - podcast

12 days ago   |   The Guardian

There is something undeniably appealing about the cosmos that has kept humans staring upwards in awe - from our Palaeolithic ancestors to modern astronomers. Humans are natural...
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Air pollution from chemical plants made Hurricane Harvey worse

13 days ago   |   New Scientist

Much of the devastating flooding caused by 2017's Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas may have been triggered by aerosol pollution released from nearby petrochemical plants
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Looking up in wonder: humanity and the cosmos - podcast

14 days ago   |   The Guardian

The history of humanity is intimately entwined with the cosmos. The stars have influenced religion, art, mathematics and science - we appear naturally drawn to look up in...
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Comparisons of simple and complex methods for quantifying exposure to individual point source air pollution emissions

15 days ago   |   Harvard

Lucas RF Henneman, Irene C Dedoussi, Joan A Casey, Christine Choirat, Steven RH Barrett, and Corwin M Zigler. 2020. “ Comparisons of simple and complex methods for quantifying...
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Rosamund Kissi-Debrah: Clean air 'Ella's law' would honour her memory

1 month ago   |   New Scientist

New Scientist spoke with Rosamund Kissi-Debrah to hear what she thought of the inquest that found air pollution had contributed to her daughter Ella's death, and what should...
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Landmark ruling says air pollution contributed to death of 9-year-old

1 month ago   |   New Scientist   |   8 articles

A court has ruled that dirty air contributed to the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah, an asthmatic 9-year-old girl in south London, in a significant ruling marking the first time a...
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Oxford expert advises on the use of biodegradable plastics

1 month ago   |   Oxford University

Use of biodegradable plastics can potentially reduce harmful, polluting plastic waste in the open environment and contribute to Green targets. But most such plastics only...
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Microplastics left in water are more easily absorbed by mouse cells

1 month ago   |   New Scientist

Microplastic particles exposed to fresh water or saltwater for several weeks - mimicking real-life pollution - are 10 times more likely to be absorbed than pristine ones
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Polymateria: How this British envirotech startup is reducing plastic pollution naturally

1 month ago   |   UKTN

Tonnes and tonnes of plastic can be found everywhere, from the city streets to arctic ice sheets. It is estimated that almost 80% of all plastic ever produced has ended up in...
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SpaceX rolls out Falcon 9 rocket for another Starlink mission

SpaceX rolls out Falcon 9 rocket for another Starlink mission

A Falcon 9 rocket with a sooty first stage booster flown on seven previous launches arrived at the deck of pad 39A Sunday night. Credit: Spaceflight Now SpaceX rolled out a... Read more ...

NASA takes a chance on Virgin Orbit with company's second orbital test launch

NASA takes a chance on Virgin Orbit with company's second orbital test launch

The LauncherOne rocket's payload fairing is emblazoned with the NASA “meatball” logo for Virgin Orbit's second orbital test flight. Credit: Virgin Orbit On its second launch... Read more ...

Deep sea discovery: ‘First carnivorous species' found 10,000ft underwater in...

Deep sea discovery: ‘First carnivorous species' found 10,000ft underwater in Australia

DEEP SEA researchers have discovered several new carnivorous aquatic creatures unique to South Australia. Read more ...

Asteroid news: NASA astronomer confirms year's largest space rock flyby date

Asteroid news: NASA astronomer confirms year's largest space rock flyby date

ASTEROID experts have pinpointed when astronomers can expect 2021's largest asteroid to safely complete a flyby of Earth. Read more ...

Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau unveils new concept art for the long awaited sequel

Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau unveils new concept art for the long awaited sequel

The movie - one of four planned additions to the science fiction franchise - is expected to go on general release in 2022, 13-years after the first film wowed cinema-goers. Read more ...

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Meteor video: Watch fireball streak over Sydney - ‘Most insane thing I've...

Meteor video: Watch fireball streak over Sydney - ‘Most insane thing I've ever seen'

METEOR experts have examined dashcam footage of fireball incinerating usually high-up in the heavens over Australia. Read more ...

End of the world: Astronomers name solar threat that will turn Earth into...

End of the world: Astronomers name solar threat that will turn Earth into 'lifeless rock'

THE end of the world will come at the hands of our dying Sun, which astronomers have announced will one day expand into a so-called red giant and boil the Earth alive... Read more ...

Archaeology news: Ancient coins and statues found in 'rare' 1,600-year-old...

Archaeology news: Ancient coins and statues found in 'rare' 1,600-year-old hoard in Israel

ARCHAEOLOGY experts diving just off the coast of Israel have recovered more than 40 pounds of ancient coins, bronze statues of deities and lamps from the second-century Roman... Read more ...

Brian Cox exposed how wormholes 'can't work' in major blow to time travel bid

Brian Cox exposed how wormholes 'can't work' in major blow to time travel bid

BRIAN COX dispelled future time travel hopes after admitting wormholes were near-impossible to create. Read more ...