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‘Blah, blah, blah': Greta Thunberg lambasts leaders over climate crisis

15 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Exclusive: Activist says there are many fine words but the science does not lie - CO2 emissions are still rising Greta Thunberg has excoriated global leaders over their...
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Gene editing ‘would allow us to create hardier farm breeds'

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

The biotechnology is comparable to traditional breeding methods and vital to create livestock resistant to disease, droughts and heatwaves, says group Leading UK researchers...
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If only we could panic buy prime ministers who know what they're doing | Marina Hyde

4 days ago   |   The Guardian

Boris Johnson was in New York this week, trying to dodge awkward conversations and ignore domestic shortages Is the government's fabled Nudge Unit on a paddleboard somewhere in...
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Decarbonising construction

4 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

The UK has pledged to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The built environment, of which the construction sector is a crucial component, currently...
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STAT+: ‘It's never one-size-fits all': Health tech leaders look to design to make care more equitable

5 days ago   |   STAT

At the opening of each of her clinics, there's a moment when Carolyn Witte, the founder and chief executive officer of women's health startup Tia, holds her breath. “We call it...
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Tiny sensors inspired by gliding seeds could monitor the environment

6 days ago   |   New Scientist

Millimetre-sized wireless sensors modelled after spinning or gliding seeds could be used to measure environmental factors such as pH
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Expert reaction to new global air quality guidelines

6 days ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   2 articles

The World Health Organization have published new global air quality guidelines. Prof Frank Kelly, MRC centre for Environment and Health at Imperial College London, said: “Air...
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Expert reaction to trial looking at the effect of a pre-emptive intervention in children showing early signs of autism on developmental outcomes

8 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

A study, published in JAMA Paediatrics, looked at the effect of a pre-emptive intervention in children showing early signs of autism on developmental outcomes. This Roundup...
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Want to help save the planet? Put these eco event dates in your diary

Want to help save the planet? Put these eco event dates in your diary

8 days ago   |   Metro

Join the people making a difference Want to get involved with green project but don't know how? We've prepared a guide to the eco events that you should put in your...
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The real urban jungle: how ancient societies reimagined what cities could be - podcast

8 days ago   |   The Guardian

They may be vine-smothered ruins today, but the lost cities of the ancient tropics still have a lot to teach us about how to live alongside nature. By Patrick Roberts
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Science and medicine viewed as Britain's most valuable export - survey

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It's a fact - the experts are back in vogue

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57 per cent of elephants at Thai tourist facilities have nervous tics

An investigation of elephants at 20 Thai tourist facilities show that more than half of the captive animals show repetitive behaviour like swaying or head bobbing, which may be... Read more ...

Chinese smallsat launcher delivers remote sensing payload to space

Chinese smallsat launcher delivers remote sensing payload to space

A Kuaizhou 1A rocket blasts off from the Jiuquan launch base Monday. Credit: CASIC A Chinese solid-fueled rocket blasted off from the Jiuquan launch base Monday and... Read more ...

Archaeology discovery: Second Temple-period quarry opens 'golden...

Archaeology discovery: Second Temple-period quarry opens 'golden opportunity' for experts

ISRAELI archaeologists have excavated the remains of a 2,000-year-old stone quarry, which could shed new light on the ancient quarrying techniques of the Biblical Second Temple... Read more ...

STAT+: Lilly cuts the wholesale price on some insulin products, but impact...

Eli Lilly announced plans to lower the wholesale price of certain insulin products by an additional 40% in January 2022, the latest bid by a drug maker to combat criticism that... Read more ...

Antarctica: Disturbing discovery sparks fear of sea level rise 'sooner and...

Antarctica: Disturbing discovery sparks fear of sea level rise 'sooner and with big bang'

ANTARCTICA researchers have identified a new threat to the icy continent's floating ice shelves and are sounding the alarm bells on global sea levels rising "sooner and with a... Read more ...

STAT+: FDA tells drug makers to redo studies run by two contract research...

In a rare move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has notified an untold number of drug makers that some of their clinical trials must be repeated due to serious data... Read more ...

Life on Venus may have only been possible for its first billion years

Previous research suggested Venus may have been habitable for 2 to 3 billion years, but that didn't take into account the lack of plate tectonics, which affects CO2 levels and... Read more ...

Pfizer launches mRNA flu vaccine trial as experts sound warning over winter...

Pfizer launches mRNA flu vaccine trial as experts sound warning over winter crisis

PFIZER has announced the start of its very first clinical trial of an mRNA flu vaccine, as experts warn the UK could be headed into a major health crisis this winter. Read more ...