Scientists unlock ‘green’ energy from garden grass
Jul22

Scientists unlock ‘green’ energy from garden grass

Garden grass could become a source of cheap and clean renewable energy, scientists have claimed. A team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. It is the first time that this method has been demonstrated and could potentially lead to a sustainable...

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Dark Energy Measured With Record-Breaking Map Of 1.2 Million Galaxies
Jul22

Dark Energy Measured With Record-Breaking Map Of 1.2 Million Galaxies

A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. The team constructed this map to make one of the most precise measurements yet of the dark energy currently driving the accelerated expansion of the Universe. “We have spent five years collecting measurements of 1.2 million galaxies over one quarter of the sky to map out the structure of the...

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Climate Tipping Points: What Do They Mean For Society?
Jul15

Climate Tipping Points: What Do They Mean For Society?

The phrase “tipping point” passed its own tipping point and caught fire after author Malcolm Gladwell’s so-named 2000 book. It’s now frequently used in discussions about climate change, but what are “climate tipping points”? And what do they mean for society and the economy? Scientists at Rutgers University and Harvard University tackle the terminology and outline a strategy for investigating the consequences of climate tipping points...

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Shocking new role found for the immune system: Controlling social interaction
Jul15

Shocking new role found for the immune system: Controlling social interaction

In a startling discovery that raises fundamental questions about human behavior, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the immune system directly affects — and even controls — creatures’ social behavior, such as their desire to interact with others. So could immune system problems contribute to an inability to have normal social interactions? The answer appears to be yes,...

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Higher consumption of unsaturated fats linked with lower mortality rates
Jul08

Higher consumption of unsaturated fats linked with lower mortality rates

New research suggests that replacing saturated fats like butter, lard, and fat in red meat with unsaturated fats from plant-based foods — like olive oil, canola oil, and soybean oil — can confer substantial health benefits. Consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a large study population followed for more than...

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