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  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS SHOULD BE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST WEATHER- AND CLIMATE-RELATED NATURAL HAZARDS

    Solutions found in nature should be our first line of defence against the increasing number of climate change-related natural disasters,...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    CHASING NANOPLASTICS

    How dangerous are micro- and nanoplastics? Do they affect the environment? What harm can they do to our bodies? Questions that we can...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    STUDY: RACISM SHORTENS LIVES AND HURTS HEALTH OF BLACKS BY PROMOTING GENES THAT LEAD TO INFLAMMATION AND ILLNESS

    Negative social attitudes, such as racism and discrimination, damage the health of those who are targeted by triggering a cascade of...

    Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    BOSSES FACE MORE DISCRIMINATION IF THEY ARE WOMEN - FROM EMPLOYEES OF ANY GENDER

    Imagine that your boss Ethan calls you into his office. He expresses disappointment in your recent performance and lack of commitment....

    Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    FIRST METHOD TO DIFFERENTIATE THE FOUR EGG TYPES

    In the European Union, hen eggs are labeled with a code starting with numerals 0, 1, 2 or 3, depending on whether the hens are organically...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    REDUCING OPEN-CIRCUIT VOLTAGE LOSS IN ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS

    Researchers at Institute for Molecular Science in Japan report that organic solar cells with high mobility and highly crystalline donor...

    Science, Mobile, General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    RESEARCH NETWORKS CAN HELP BRICS COUNTRIES COMBAT INVASIVE SPECIES

    BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) should establish more networks of researchers dedicated to invasion...

    Science, Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    ANTS FIGHT PLANT DISEASES

    New research from Aarhus University shows that ants inhibit at least 14 plant diseases. Ants secrete antibiotics from glands in the...

    Plants & Animals Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    BIOFUELS THAT COULD BE MADE FROM SEAWATER

    Researchers from the University of Manchester are using synthetic biology to explore a more efficient way to produce the next generation...

    Biotechnology
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    HIRISE VIEWS NASA'S INSIGHT AND CURIOSITY ON MARS

    The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently sent home eye-catching views of the agency's InSight lander and its...

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    DATA MILESTONE ACHIEVED IN VARIABLE STAR REPOSITORY

    Compiling together multiple pieces of information for each of a million-plus objects is no easy or quick task, but that is exactly...

    Astronomy
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    A HIGHLY ALKALINE-STABLE CO3O4 CO-MOF COMPOSITE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE

    Metal-organic frameworks are formed via self-assembly of metal ions and organic linkers. Due to their superior properties, such as...

    Analytical Chemistry Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    COMPUTER MODELS SHOW CLEAR ADVANTAGES IN NEW TYPES OF WIND TURBINES

    Researchers have modeled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines, and how they interact in wind farms. The research demonstrates...

    Soft Matter
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    ULTRAFAST PARTICLE INTERACTIONS COULD MAKE QUANTUM INFORMATION DEVICES FEASIBLE

    Energy is information. Lengthening the time during which a system is capable of retaining energy before losing it to the local environment...

    General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    TAILINGS DUMPED INTO PORTMAN BAY CONTINUE TO RELEASE METALS INTO THE SEA 25 YEARS LATER

    Twenty-five years after the cessation of local mining activity, the waters of the Mediterranean Sea are still contaminated with dissolved...

    Science, Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    GOLD EXPLORATION WITH 3-D CONTROLLED-SOURCE ELECTROMAGNETIC METHOD

    Russian mathematicians and geophysicists have made a standard technique for ore prospecting several times more effective. Their findings...

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    IS HEALTHCARE THE NEW 'MANUFACTURING' WHEN IT COMES TO GOOD JOBS?

    A new study from the University of Minnesota and Villanova University examined "good jobs" (i.e., decent wages, access to health benefits,...

    Social Sciences Economics & Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    RESEARCH GROUP SUGGESTS MAJOR CHANGES FOR UK TO REACH NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS BY 2050

    A group of researchers at Imperial College, selected by Britain's Committee on Climate Change , has submitted its report, according...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    STRUCTURAL PROTEIN ESSENTIAL FOR CILIARY HARMONY IN COMB JELLIES

    Researchers from the University of Tsukuba's Shimoda Marine Research Center and the Japanese National Institute for Basic Biology have...

    Molecular & Computational biology
  • By Phys.org   -   Oct 17, 2019

    CATS ARE NOT SCARED OFF BY DINGOES. WE MUST FIND ANOTHER WAY TO PROTECT AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS

    Feral cats are wreaking havoc on our native wildlife, eating more than a billion animals across Australia every year. But managing...

    Ecology Veterinary medicine