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general April 13, 2020 posted by

Plastic Eating Bacteria Breaks Down Bottles In Hours – enzyme engineered to do a mighty job

Plastic is a problem but it looks like bacteria might just save us from ourselves. Scientists have engineered a bacterial enzyme that can break down plastic bottles at record speed. It turns a process that would take hundreds of years into one that only takes a few hours.


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Plastic Eating Bacteria Breaks Down Bottles In Hours – enzyme engineered to do a mighty job
general April 13, 2020 posted by

Screen Time Is Fine – new study shows it does not effect social behaviors in children

Good news for all those parents out there hunkered down with their kids worried about spending too much time with their screens: A new study has shown that screen time isn’t making your kids less social and the idea that it was is basically just moral panic, not like, reality.


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Screen Time Is Fine – new study shows it does not effect social behaviors in children
general April 10, 2020 posted by

Keep Space Between You and Other Walkers – two meters isn’t enough during a jog

We all know by now that we need to stay 1-2 meters away from other people outside of our home. Social or physically distancing is an important aspect of keeping us all safe and healthy. But if you’re out for a walk or run, you need to be even further than that according to a new study.


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Keep Space Between You and Other Walkers –  two meters isn’t enough during a jog
general April 10, 2020 posted by

Urban Areas Can’t Get Enough Trees – for new trees planted, others are removed

Everyone is agreement that planting trees is a good idea but urban areas are having trouble meeting goals. Not because they’re not planting, but because the trees are removed before they can reach maturity. Finding a way to overcome this issue is key to meeting environmental targets.


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Urban Areas Can’t Get Enough Trees – for new trees planted, others are removed
general April 9, 2020 posted by

Rice Farming Produces Large Carbon Footprint – fish are the answer to shrinking it

Rice is so, so good. You might disagree but a huge population of the planet loves it. Too bad that it also has the biggest carbon footprint of any grain. That’s right, rice, grown in paddies all over the world also coughs up a ton of methane. The problem is easy to fix though. The solution? Fish.


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Rice Farming Produces Large Carbon Footprint – fish are the answer to shrinking it
general April 7, 2020 posted by

AI Model Used To Determine Battery Health – will help make better cars

Slowly over time all of our batteries are dying. It’s not just in your head that your smartphone doesn’t last as long on a single charge as it used to. Electric cars have the same problem. A new AI method has been developed that give a more accurate reading of battery health making it easier to develop better ones.


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AI Model Used To Determine Battery Health – will help make better cars
general April 6, 2020 posted by

Self Isolate To Save ICU Beds – this practice for mildly sick people could keep hospitals from being overwhelmed

If you are sick, you should isolate yourself new study confirms. By making the choice to stay home, away from others, even if you are only showing A FEW symptoms, you’re helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and potentially cutting down on how many ICU beds will be needed.


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Self Isolate To Save ICU Beds – this practice for mildly sick people could keep hospitals from being overwhelmed
general April 3, 2020 posted by

Air In The 1100’s Just As Bad As Industrial Revolution – we’ve always had a problem with pollution

Today our major greenhouse gas is CO2 but in the past, it was lead. Which isn’t a greenhouse gas but thanks to mining during the 1100s, a lot of it was in the air and man, that could not have been a good time for people breathing it. New ice cores prove that lead pollution was just as bad then as air pollution during the Industrial Revolution which goes to show, we’ve always been pretty bad at this.


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Air In The 1100’s Just As Bad As Industrial Revolution – we’ve always had a problem with pollution
general April 2, 2020 posted by

Ozone Makes a Comeback – Montreal Protocol proves beneficial

Remember the hole in the ozone layer? It was a big deal in the 80s and 90s. Such a big deal that nations signed the Montreal Protocol and agreed to stop producing chemicals that were destroying the ozone. Well it’s been 33 or so years since that went into effect and good news, the ozone layer has made a come back.


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