Grass replaces plastic in take-away food packaging

Grass fibers can replace plastic as a 100% biodegradable and disposable material for packaging for take-away food. This is the goal of the new innovative project SinProPack, which aims to develop a sustainable alternative ...

In slow motion against antibiotic resistance

There are currently only a few synthetic agents that bind to and block the widespread membrane transport proteins, ATP-binding cassette transporters (ABC). Scientists at Goethe University and the University of Tokyo identified ...

Shift in scientific consensus about demise of Neanderthals

It is still unclear how the Neanderthals died out. For long, one theory seemed most likely: the emergence of the highly intelligent Homo sapiens, or modern humans. This competition hypothesis is no longer the dominant theory ...

More than 1 million barriers on Europe's rivers: study

More than 1.2 million barriers criss-cross Europe's rivers—nearly twice as many as previously thought—threatening some of the world's most diverse ecosystems, new research showed Wednesday.

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