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Convert waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemical feedstocks and fuels

The real solution to greenhouse effect? Profitable production of fuels from CO2

One way to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is now at its highest point in 800,000 years, would be to capture the potent greenhouse...
First stars in the Universe

After 12 billion years travelling across the Universe, we can see the light of...

Astronomers are closing in on a signal that has been travelling across the Universe for 12 billion years, bringing them nearer to understanding the life and death of the...
Marijuana in college hits maximum

College students use marijuana at highest level in 35 years

College students’ use of marijuana in 2018 reached its highest level in the past three-and-a-half decades, research finds. Vaping of marijuana and of nicotine both doubled between 2017 and 2018,...
Eli Stavitski

What if carbon dioxide could be turned to pure liquid fuel?

An electrolyzer that uses renewable electricity could produce pure liquid fuels from carbon dioxide in an efficient and environmentally friendly way, researchers report. In its latest prototype, the catalytic reactor...
Lucy ancestor

How was the face of the early human ancestors?

Researchers have discovered a “remarkably complete” cranium of a 3.8-million-year-old early human ancestor. Working for the past 15 years at the Woranso-Mille paleontological site in the Afar region of Ethiopia,...
Ice cream

Why consumers try to avoid awkwardness but want to feel special at supermarket?

When making food choices when we’re with friends, we tend to want to match characteristics that others can measure or rank, such as size or price, but feel free...
Africa child

Africa’s 650 million poorest people do not have as much wealth as the three...

Three African billionaires today have more wealth than the poorest 50% - or 650 million people across the continent, reveals a new Oxfam report today. The report, called “A Tale...
Space debris

U.N. warns space debris threatens our communications

One of the largest human landfills is above our heads and is invisible to the naked eye. Six decades of space races have left thousands of tons of scrap metal...
When environmental temperatures drop to uncomfortable and even dangerous levels, receptor proteins within the sensory nerves in the skin perceive the change, and they relay that information to the brain. This is true for organisms from humans all the way down to the tiny, millimeter-long worms that researchers study in Xu’s lab: the model system Caenorhabditis elegans.

How humans (as all animals) actually sense cold

A newly identified receptor protein lets animals, from worms to humans, sense cold temperatures, researchers report. “Clearly, nerves in the skin can sense cold, but no one has been able...
Chickens in nugget box

Marketing focused on animal welfare doesn’t boost restaurants’ reputations or customer trust

Businesses are increasingly embracing social causes as a way to promote brand trust among consumers while also attempting to better society. Chipotle, for example, made headlines when it released...
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‘Phyjama’, the sleeping wearable

Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, for example,...
Facebook Libra

France warns that the EU will not authorise Facebook crypto currency

The French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, warned on Thursday that the European Union (EU) will not authorise the crypto currency Facebook wants to...
New Joker movie character

More than twenty Android apps have been affected by a malware called Joker

New malware has circumvented the security of the Google Play Store and infected more than 20 applications with more than thousands of downloads worldwide. On...
Fitness gamification

A little competition improves the results of your exercise

Wearables might not offer enough motivation to get your daily steps, but a little competition might work. Researchers combined behavioral insights, gaming elements such as...
Professional gamers

Seating position and movements predict a eSports player’s skill level in 77% of cases

A group of scientists from Skoltech's Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering Center (CDISE) won the Best Paper Award at the prestigious 5th IEEE...
Girl in ball pool

How friction causes static electricity?

A new model shows how rubbing two objects together creates static electricity, the answer to a mystery that has confounded scientists for more than...
Backyard chicken poultry

Risks and advantages of raising chickens in your backyard

When it comes to backyard poultry farming, there are some basic do’s and don’ts for keeping both you and your animals safe. Backyard poultry farming...

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