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Engineers 3D Print Soft, Rubbery Brain Implants

The brain is one of our most vulnerable organs, as soft as the softest tofu.

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Animals Keep Viruses In The Sea In Balance

A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food.

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HKU Researchers Develop A Novel Wastewater Treatment Process To Effectively Remove Health Hazardous Chemical Contaminants

Globally, there is a growing concern regarding the presence of trace emerging contaminants such as retinoids and oestrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in aquatic environments.

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In Earth’s Largest Extinction, Land Die-Offs Began Long Before Ocean Turnover

The mass extinction at the end of the Permian Period 252 million years ago — one of the great turnovers of life on Earth — appears to have played out differently and at different times on land and in the sea, according to newly redated fossils beds from South Africa and Australia.

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The Seafloor Of Fram Strait Is A Sink For Microplastic From The Arctic And North Atlantic Ocean

Working in the Arctic Fram Strait, scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have found microplastic throughout the water column with particularly high concentrations at the ocean floor.

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Longer Lives Not Dependent on Increased Energy Use

Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries.

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Nighttime Images Capture Change in China

Night lights not only speak to where we live, but how.

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Scientists Predict the Size of Plastics Animals Can Eat

A team of scientists at Cardiff University has, for the first time, developed a way of predicting the size of plastics different animals are likely to ingest.

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Scientists Reveal the Iron Records and its Sources in Glacial Basin Shallow Ice Core of the East Antarctica

As global warming intensifies, the ice melting of polar ice sheet may release much more bioavailable Fe to the ocean and atmosphere.

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Microplastics Found in 4 of 5 Bivalve Species Investigated in Nordic Waters

The study indicates that some bivalve species, including blue mussel, are suitable as indicator species to monitor microplastics in the Nordic marine environment.

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