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How covid-19 spawned a plastic pandemic - and what we can do about it

14 hours ago   |   New Scientist

Hygiene fears and the demand for masks have unleashed a plastic pollution pandemic, while industry lobbyists are pushing to roll back bans on single-use plastics
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Expert reaction to Beirut explosion

2 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

A large explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, was reportedly caused by a large quantity of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse near the port. Prof Andrea Sella, Professor of...
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Many U.S. neighborhoods with the worst air 40 years ago remain the most polluted

6 days ago   |   Science News for Students

Many U.S. neighborhoods with the worst air 40 years ago remain the most polluted : Not all air is created equal. While air quality has improved across the United States in...
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Expert reaction to The Lancet Commission 2020 report on dementia prevention, intervention and care

8 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

Researchers have conducted a Lancet Commission review into dementia prevention, intervention and care. Dr Vanessa Raymont, Senior Clinical Researcher and Honorary Consultant...
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One in three children have dangerous levels of lead in their blood

9 days ago   |   The Guardian

About 800 million children, mostly in developing countries, ‘will have had risky exposure' One in three children around the world have concentrations of lead in their blood at...
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Ozone pollution in the North China Plain spreading into the late-winter haze season

12 days ago   |   Harvard

Li et al. Submitted. “ Ozone pollution in the North China Plain spreading into the late-winter haze season .” PNAS.
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Earth faces plastic pollution disaster unless we take drastic action

15 days ago   |   New Scientist

Even if we took every feasible action to reduce plastic pollution, we would only cut it by 78 per cent by 2040, a study has found. That doesn't mean we should stop trying
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Expert reaction to paper modelling global plastic cycles and the impact of different interventions

15 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

A study, published in Science, modelled global plastic cycles and the impact of different interventions. Dr Alice Horton, Anthropogenic Contaminants Scientist, National...
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£3 million awarded to help tackle air pollution

16 days ago   |   STFC

UK Research and Innovation has awarded £3 million to support six research networks that will investigate solutions to air pollution.
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Expert reaction to preprint on weather and COVID-19 severity

17 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

A preprint, published on medRxiv *, has looked at links between weather and severity of COVID-19 cases. Dr François Cohen, environmental economist with expertise in the impact...
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SpaceX tracker: Can you see SpaceX's latest Starlink batch tonight?

SpaceX tracker: Can you see SpaceX's latest Starlink batch tonight?

SPACEX has lifted yet another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit - can I see the stream of Starlink satellites in the UK tonight? Read more ...

The Matrix director Lilly Wachowski confirms trans references present in film

The Matrix director Lilly Wachowski confirms trans references present in film

THE MATRIX is one of the best known science-fiction films of all time, and it certainly revolutionised cinema in 1999. However one of the film's directors has now spoken out... Read more ...

Eclipse first: Hubble makes historic observation of total lunar eclipse from...

Eclipse first: Hubble makes historic observation of total lunar eclipse from space

A TOTAL eclipse of the Moon has been observed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope for the first time, fuelling hopes the method will help in the future search for alien life. Read more ...

Pseudomonas aeruginosa in biofilms undergo natural transformation...

Pseudomonas aeruginosa in biofilms undergo natural transformation, exacerbating the spread of antimicrobial resistance genes

Professor Cynthia Whitchurch's team from the Quadram Institute and the ithree institute at the University of Technology Sydney, showed that P. aeruginosa has all of the... Read more ...

SpaceX closes out busy week with launch of more Starlink satellites

SpaceX closes out busy week with launch of more Starlink satellites

A Falcon 9 rocket takes off from pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 1:12 a.m. EDT Friday. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now With a Falcon 9 rocket launch Friday... Read more ...

Earth observation and research satellites ride Chinese rocket into orbit

Earth observation and research satellites ride Chinese rocket into orbit

China launches a Long March 2D rocket Thursday from the Jiuquan space base. Credit: Xinhua China sent an Earth observation satellite and a university-built research payload... Read more ...

Perseid meteor shower 2020: NASA says look up for the best cosmic fireworks...

Perseid meteor shower 2020: NASA says look up for the best cosmic fireworks of the year

THE Perseid meteor shower is here and with it comes an unforgettable display of shooting stars, NASA has announced. Read more ...

NASA news: Unbelievable Hubble photo was snapped from 270 MILLION...

NASA news: Unbelievable Hubble photo was snapped from 270 MILLION light-years away

NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope snapped this galaxy from a mind-boggling distance of 270 million light-years. Read more ...

“Space Butterfly” in Vela offers remarkable view of twin-lobed planetary nebula

“Space Butterfly” in Vela offers remarkable view of twin-lobed planetary nebula

The European Southern Observatory's 8.2-metre Very Large Telescope captured the most detailed view yet of NGC 2899, a colourful twin-lobed planetary nebular that resembles a... Read more ...

NASA news: Agency's Trojan asteroid mission passes ‘critical' milestone

NASA news: Agency's Trojan asteroid mission passes ‘critical' milestone

NASA's landmark Lucy asteroid mission is on course to launch next year, after the probe aced several ‘critical' tests, the space agency has announced. Read more ...