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Going Against The Trend

Climate and marine scientists are observing pervasive warming of the ocean and the land surfaces across the globe.

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Why Sunlight Matters for Marine Oil Spills

Ten years ago this month, the blowout and explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil rig killed 11 people and caused hundreds of millions of gallons of oil and natural gas to begin pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, a spill that eventually became the largest marine spill in U.S. history.

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Structure Of COVID-19 Virus Hints At Key To High Infection Rate

A Cornell study of the structure of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, reveals a unique feature that could explain why it is so transmissible between people.

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Antioxidant Reverses Damage To Fertility Caused By Exposure To Bisphenol A

Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), an industrial chemical used to make certain plastics and resins, inner coatings for food cans and bottle tops, thermal paper used in store receipts, dental sealants and so on, is a concern because of possible adverse health effects, including a reduction in fertility.

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Study Shows Wetter Climate Is Likely to Intensify Global Warming

A study in today's issue of Nature indicates the increase in rainfall forecast by global climate models is likely to hasten the release of carbon dioxide from tropical soils, further intensifying global warming by adding to human emissions of this greenhouse gas into Earth’s atmosphere.

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Mutations in SARS-CoV-2 Offer Insights Into Virus Evolution

By analysing virus genomes from over 7,500 people infected with Covid-19, a UCL-led research team has characterised patterns of diversity of SARS-CoV-2 virus genome, offering clues to direct drugs and vaccine targets.

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Could Hotel Service Robots Help the Hospitality Industry After COVID-19?

A new research study published today, investigating how service robots in hotels could help redefine leadership and boost the hospitality industry, has taken on new significance in the light of the seismic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on tourism and business travel.

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Severe Coral Loss Leaves Reefs With Larger Fish but Low Energy Turnover

Research on the Great Barrier Reef has found severe coral loss to be associated with substantial increases in the size of large, long-living herbivorous fish. 

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Spending Time in the Garden Linked to Better Health and Wellbeing

Spending time in the garden is linked to similar benefits for health and wellbeing as living in wealthy areas, according to a new large-scale study.

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Scientists Find Plastic Hotspots in the Deep Ocean

Scientists have discovered microplastic hotspots on the ocean floor, formed by deep-sea currents that act as conveyor belts moving tiny plastic fragments around. 

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