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How Much Microplastic is There in Your Laundry Basket?

Research scientists are now working on measuring and capturing microplastics in our laundry.

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Plant-Powered Sensor Sends Signal to Space

A device that uses electricity generated by plants as its power source has communicated via satellite – a world first.

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Flooding in Southern Iran

Satellite captures images of flooding after heavy rainfall.

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The Mysterious Movement of Water Molecules

Water is all around us and essential for life. Nevertheless, research into its behaviour at the atomic level – above all how it interacts with surfaces – is thin on the ground.

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How Well Can Computers Connect Symptoms to Diseases?

A new MIT study finds “health knowledge graphs,” which show relationships between symptoms and diseases and are intended to help with clinical diagnosis, can fall short for certain conditions and patient populations.

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Scientists Breach Brain Barriers to Attack Tumors

The brain is a sort of fortress, equipped with barriers designed to keep out dangerous pathogens.

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UN Calls on Nations to Protect 30 Percent of Planet

The United Nations is calling for world governments to protect 30 percent of the planet by 2030 in order to stop the rapid loss of biodiversity, restore ecosystem functions, and help stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

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Zeroing in On Decarbonization

To avoid the most destructive consequences of climate change, the world’s electric energy systems must stop producing carbon by 2050.

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