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New study reveals higher microplastics in London air compared to other cities

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Researchers from King's have carried out the first study of microplastics in the atmosphere in London to determine what people within the city might...

Blazar variability

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Active galactic nuclei (AGN) are supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies that are accreting material. These AGN emit jets of charged particles...

Giant magnetic ropes seen in Whale Galaxy’s halo

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Using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array radio telescope, a team of astronomers has captured for the first time an...

Rewriting quantum mechanics in their spare time

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As students, Jussi Lindgren and Jukka Liukkonen had found one element of their quantum mechanics lectures unsatisfying. "When we were taught physics, there were...

The mysterious case of the ornamented coot chicks has a surprising explanation

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The American coot is a somewhat drab water bird with gray and black feathers and a white beak, common in wetlands throughout North America....

Scientists have developed a new concept of mathematical modeling

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A team of scientists from the Research Center "Fundamental Problems of Thermophysics and Mechanics," of Samara Polytech is engaged in the construction of new...

Replacing one gas with another helps efficiently extract methane from permafrost

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Scientists from Skoltech and Heriot-Watt University proposed extracting methane by injecting flue gas into permafrost hydrate reservoirs. Since the flue gas contains carbon dioxide,...

Life could have emerged from lakes with high phosphorus

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Life as we know it requires phosphorus. It's one of the six main chemical elements of life, it forms the backbone of DNA and...

How fish fins evolved just before the transition to land

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Research on fossilized fish from the late Devonian period, roughly 375 million years ago, details the evolution of fins as they began to transition...

North Atlantic Current may cease temporarily in the next century

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The North Atlantic Current transports warm water from the Gulf of Mexico towards Europe, providing much of north-western Europe with a relatively mild climate....

Bacteria can ‘outsmart’ programmed cell death

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Certain bacteria can override a defence mechanism of the immune system, so called programmed cell death, through inhibition of death effector molecules by their...
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