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When life gives you lemons, make bioplastics

From your phone case to airplane windows, polycarbonates are everywhere. Several million tons of polycarbonate are produced every year around the world. However, worries about the dangers of this material are increasing because ...

dateJul 17, 2017 in Materials Science
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The current heat spell is needed for the monsoon

Will this week's high temperatures make it into the record book? Can we top 122 F? We don't know yet, but as we move through this extreme heat spell, one thing is for certain, the unpredictability of the weather means records ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Environment
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Image: Vesuvius on fire

With Italy suffering high temperatures and drought, wildfires have broken out including blazes that are ravaging the slopes of Mount Vesuvius near Naples. Using images taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite on 12 July ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Space Exploration
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ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia

A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be "disastrous" for Asia, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Environment
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What's in the forecast and how do we know?

Here's what the global temperature and rainfall conditions for the rest of this year are expected to be. The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society's (IRI) probabilistic outlooks for temperature ...

dateJul 13, 2017 in Environment
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Chillier winters, smaller beaks

Although Charles Darwin lived and worked in the 19th century, modern evolutionary biologists are far from exhausting all avenues of inquiry regarding birds and evolution. For example, in the 1990s, researchers such as Russ ...

dateJul 13, 2017 in Evolution
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Cellular thermometer discovered

Scientists from Freie Universität Berlin have identified a mechanism that allows cells to adapt their gene expression program to very small changes in temperature. "Like a thermometer, these changes in gene expression follow ...

dateJul 12, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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