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Coral found to prefer eating microplastic to natural food

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A team of researchers from Boston University, Roger Williams University, the New England Aquarium, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and UMass Boston,...

Toxic substances found in the glass and decoration of alcoholic beverage bottles

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Bottles of beer, wine and spirits contain potentially harmful levels of toxic elements, such as lead and cadmium, in their enamelled decorations, a new...

Is a great iron fertilization experiment already underway?

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It's no secret that massive dust storms in the Saharan Desert occasionally shroud the North Atlantic Ocean with iron, but it turns out these...

Proposed set of conservation laws find order in the chaos of turbulence

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Turbulence can be found in places large and small, from exploding supernovae and sprawling ocean currents, to the unstable plasmas that form within tiny...

NASA’s TESS mission finds its smallest planet yet

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NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a world between the sizes of Mars and Earth orbiting a bright, cool, nearby star. The...

Found: A sweet way to make everyday things almost indestructible

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The secret to making clothing practically indestructible could be the same thing that makes us grow out of it: sugar. A new discovery from the...

Researchers reach milestone in use of nanoparticles to kill cancer with heat

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Researchers at Oregon State University have developed an improved technique for using magnetic nanoclusters to kill hard-to-reach tumors. Magnetic nanoparticles—tiny pieces of matter as small...

Experiment reverses the direction of heat flow

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Heat flows from hot to cold objects. When a hot and a cold body are in thermal contact, they exchange heat energy until they...

Some extinct crocs were vegetarians

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Based on careful study of fossilized teeth, scientists Keegan Melstom and Randall Irmis at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of...

Cosmic waves discovery could unlock mysteries of intergalactic space

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Scientists were celebrating a groundbreaking astronomical discovery Thursday that they say could pave the way for mapping the outer reaches of the universe. An Australian-led...

Rapid cross-resistance bringing cockroaches closer to invincibility

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Cockroaches are serious threats to human health. They carry dozens of types of bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella, that can sicken people. And the...
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