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How deadly would a nearby gamma ray burst be?

Despite the obvious doom and gloom associated with mass extinctions, they have a tendency to capture our imagination. After all, the sudden demise of the dinosaurs, presumably due to an asteroid strike, is quite an enthralling ...

dateOct 10, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Measuring ozone from space

Today is the UN's International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer – the perfect opportunity to look at how and why measurements of this molecule are taken from space.

dateSep 16, 2016 in Environment
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Why don't plants get sunburn?

The one fact about plants that most people probably remember from school is that they use sunlight to make their own food. That process, photosynthesis, means that plants are dependent on sunlight. But as anyone who's forgotten ...

dateJul 12, 2016 in Biotechnology
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