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Plastic teabags release microscopic particles into tea

Plastic teabags release microscopic particles into tea

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Many people are trying to reduce their plastic use, but some tea manufacturers are moving in the opposite direction: replacing traditional paper teabags with...
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Physicists take new step towards realization of qubits for quantum computers

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A group of physicists in Utrecht, San Sebastián and Pennsylvania have created a new artificial molecule that is insulating inside but has electronic states...
First evidence for early baby bottles used to feed animal milk to prehistoric babies

First evidence for early baby bottles used to feed animal milk to prehistoric babies

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A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has found the first evidence that prehistoric babies were fed animal milk using the...
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Machine learning finds new metamaterial designs for energy harvesting

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Electrical engineers at Duke University have harnessed the power of machine learning to design dielectric (non-metal) metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of...
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Naming of new interstellar visitor: 2I/Borisov

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A new object from interstellar space has been found within the solar system, only the second such discovery of its kind. The object offers...
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New discoveries map out CRISPR-Cas defense systems in bacteria

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For the first time ever, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have mapped how bacterial cells trigger their defense against outside attacks. This could...
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Ocean-based actions can close gaps in climate change mitigation

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Ocean-based actions have greater potential to fill in gaps in climate change mitigation than previously appreciated, an Oregon State University scientist and two co-authors...
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What color were fossil animals?

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Dr Michael Pittman of the Vertebrate Palaeontology Laboratory, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong led an international study with his PhD...
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Even short-lived solar panels can be economically viable

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A new study shows that, contrary to widespread belief within the solar power industry, new kinds of solar cells and panels don't necessarily have...
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Impostor syndrome is more common than you think; Study finds best way to cope...

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The impostor syndrome, a phenomenon that manifests when people feel like frauds even if they are actually capable and well-qualified, affects people both in...
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What wolves’ broken teeth reveal about their lives

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UCLA evolutionary biologist Blaire Van Valkenburgh has spent more than three decades studying the skulls of many species of large carnivores—including wolves, lions and...