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Can fish catch colds?

The simple answer to the question of whether fish can catch a cold is: no. This is because fish don't have lungs or a respiratory tract—or a nose to breathe through, for that matter. This is why you'll never see a fish ...

If we go over 1.5 ℃, then what?

Based on current emissions trajectories, chances are that our planet will exceed the Paris Agreement's 1.5 ℃ global warming threshold. Even exceeding this temperature temporarily could end up significantly limiting our ...

Mapping the 'memory loss' of disinformation in fact checks

Fact-checking is an important tool in the fight against online disinformation that can have serious implications for individuals and society by influencing elections, conflict and health. However, according to a survey conducted ...

Toolbox for tagging sensitive data in life science research

From climate change to global pandemics, the world is facing major environmental and health-related challenges that are driving life science research institutions to pool their data and digital resources in search of solutions.

Why are most rocks on Earth much younger than the planet itself?

The rocks on Earth are not all the same age. In fact, most are significantly younger than the planet itself. The oldest sections of the oceanic crust are thought to be 200 million years old—a blink of an eye in the planet's ...

Why can't we replace sniffer dogs with electronic noses?

Compared to other senses, our sense of smell is often overlooked. Our noses can alert us to risks such as rotten food, gas leaks and burning toast. But for advanced tasks such as detecting bombs or contraband, or diseases ...

Metallurgist explains the surprising properties of aluminum

Despite being the most abundant metal on Earth, constituting over 8% of the Earth's core mass, aluminum was only discovered in the 1820s, by Danish physicist Hans Christian Ørsted. This is partly explained because pure aluminum ...

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