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Worldwide carbon emissions were flat for third year in a row

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2016 12:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Global Carbon Project saw no growth in CO2 emissions this year, but we'll have to work hard to keep it that way.
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The surface of Mars is much drier than expected

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2016 11:55 AM
by AlexMuller
As if we needed another reminder that Mars isn't friendly to life, researchers from Scotland's University of Stirling have revealed that the planet is more arid than Earth's driest deserts.
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+22

Bionic Eyes Are Coming, and They’ll Make Us Superhuman

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2016 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Bionic eyes are already in development and could alleviate sight issues for hundreds of millions suffering from visual impairments or blindness.
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China warns Trump against abandoning the Paris deal

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2016 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Beijing pushes for progress to prevent global warming, saying world wants to co-operate.
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A research Team Think They Have Found the Physical Location of Consciousness

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2016 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A team may have figured out its physical origins of consciousness in the brain, after pinpointing a network of three specific regions.
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+42

Should we be worried about SpaceX's plan to fuel the falcon 9 with astronauts on board?

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2016 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Why would SpaceX want to board astronauts it this way, what are the risks, and is there any way to mitigate those risks?
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+31

Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2016 04:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Cells made from inexpensive and increasingly popular perovskite can more efficiently turn sunlight into electricity using a new technique.
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+44

fMRI Brain scan better than polygraph test in spotting lies

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2016 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
When someone is lying, areas of the brain linked to decision-making are activated, which lights up on an fMRI scan for experts to see.
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+34

Beagle 2 mission 'was so close to Mars success'

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2016 01:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Beagle 2, the failed British mission to Mars in 2003, came "excruciatingly close" to succeeding, a study shows.
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+24

What does a Trump administration mean for US science?

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2016 12:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Since Tuesday, many scientists have been laying out their concerns about the future of the US research community under a Trump administration.
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+46

How to see biggest supermoon in almost 70 years

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2016 12:42 PM
by AlexMuller
On 13/14 November, the moon will be very big and bright.
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+32

US Army is testing a Zika Virus Vaccine

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2016 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The Phase 1 trial will test the safety and immunogenicity; the ability of the vaccine to trigger an immune response in the body
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+44

Climate change: Nations will push ahead with plans despite Trump

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2016 03:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Donald Trump promised to cancel the Paris Climate Agreement and restore jobs in the coal industry.
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Rise in atmospheric CO2 slowed by green vegetation

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The growth in the amount of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere has been slowed by the increased ability of plants to soak up the gas.
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+34

Full Ariane 6 rocket funding is unlocked by ESA

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2016 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The final tranche of R&D funding needed to introduce a new rocket for Europe was committed on Wednesday.
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+28

Five hottest years on record have occurred since 2011

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2016 05:13 PM
by AlexMuller
New data released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) shows that the five years from 2011 to 2015 were the warmest on record.
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