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Using virtual reality to plot urban green spaces

City dwellers who are weary of the concrete jungle often seek out a bit of nature. Whether they visit an urban park or find a small green space, residents can gain a host of benefits. Research in environmental psychology ...

dateApr 13, 2018 in Environment
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Mountain erosion may add CO2 to the atmosphere

Scientists have long known that steep mountain ranges can draw carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere—as erosion exposes new rock, it also starts a chemical reaction between minerals on hill slopes and CO2 in the air, ...

dateApr 12, 2018 in Environment
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Studying Midwest soil erosion from space

Geologist and geochemist Isaac Larsen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is used to tramping around in the dirt to conduct his soil research, but satellite photos of the Iowa farmhouse where he grew up have added ...

Image: Henderson Island

Henderson Island lies in the South Pacific, about halfway between New Zealand and Chile. As one of the best examples of a coral atoll, Henderson Island is a UN World Heritage site and one of the world's biggest marine reserves. ...

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

You benefit from plastic from the moment you get up and use your toothbrush or kettle. Plastic is embedded in agriculture – and it keeps you alive if you end up in hospital. Even some of our money is made from it. Yet I ...

Turning off the tap

In May 2018, South Africa's Cape Town may become the first city in the world to fully shut off its water.

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Muons spin tales of undiscovered particles
Unveiling the secrets of the Milky Way galaxy
Single-cell database to propel biological studies
Archaeologists discover Cornish barrow site
Atoms may hum a tune from grand cosmic symphony
Where is the universe's missing matter?
Integrating optical components into existing chip designs
Scientists create gold nanoparticles in water

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