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Keep it in the ground: renewable energy breaks new records Last year renewable energy accounted for more than half of new power generation worldwide, for the first timeThink of China and energy today, and you probably think of coal. But as the chief of the International Energy Agency told me recently, thats chang
The Guardian | 1 hour, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Harvard Researchers Print World's First Heart-On-A-Chip Harvard University researchers have successfully 3D printed the first heart-on-a-chip with integrated sensors that are capable of measuring the beating of the heart. Gizmodo reports: The printed organ is made of synthetic material designed to mimic the st
Slashdot | 3 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ethics and genetics: opening the book of life Science Weekly podcast When it comes to the ethics of genetic technologies who decides how far we should go in our pursuit for perfection?In 2001, the journal Nature published the first sequenced human genome. Hailed by many as the greatest achievement of humankind, the Human G
The Guardian | 3 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Night parrot population discovered in Queensland national park Discovery of elusive bird, thought to be extinct for a century until 2013, leads scientists to believe the dumpy budgerigar may be more common than thoughtThe elusive night parrot has been recorded in Diamantina national park in central-west Queensland, e
The Guardian | 4 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Opposing camps to hold dialogue on railway through Nairobi National Park Paula Kahumbu: The proposal to put a railway through Kenyas iconic wildlife sanctuary raises issues that should concern us all The Kenyan Ministry of Transport has announced that it is moving forward with its plans to build a standard gauge railway (SGR),
The Guardian | 4 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Study links blood pressure risk to road noise Traffic noise is associated with an increase in hypertension cases, according to research from five European countriesPeople living near noisy roads could have a bigger risk of high blood pressure, a new study suggests.Meanwhile, long-term exposure to air
The Guardian | 5 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
For exotic looks, nothing beats the native spindle Ladle Hill, Hampshire The spindles are brave impressionist paintings among the ash and crab appleIn an almost silent late afternoon I have descended steeply through the thickly wooded path on a spur of the downs. The only sound is that of a blackbird. It
The Guardian | 5 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills bullied at line of scrimmage by Miami Dolphins The Sports Xchange ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Call Rex Ryan teams whatever you want.
United Press International | 5 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
First time-lapse footage of cell activity during limb regeneration Researchers have for the first time recorded how cells of the epidermis behave during the regrowth of adult limbs after amputation.
EurekAlert! | 6 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Arousal exerts an unconscious influence on what we see A new study from UCL researchers finds that subtle, unconscious increases in arousal -- indicated by a faster heartbeat and dilated pupils -- shape our confidence for visual experiences.
EurekAlert! | 6 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend