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Why is Aus so cold right now despite global warming – Cosmos

Credit: Robert Cianflone / Staff / Getty Michael Grose, CSIRO It’s an offhand joke a lot of us make – it’s freezing, can we get a bit more of that global warming right about now? But how should we really…

How will Arctic mammals respond to climate change? – Cosmos

An Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) asleep in the snow. Credit: Richard Hamilton Smith With the iconic polar bear on thin ice, as global warming melts away its hunting ground, how will other Arctic mammals fare? Computer modelling allows us ways…

Lomborg: Energy Price Spikes Are Causing Pain But Little Climate Gain

For three decades, climate campaigners have fought to make fossil fuels so expensive that people would be forced to abandon them. Their dream is becoming reality: Energy prices are spiraling out of control and will soon get even worse. Yet…

Enzyme Discovered in a Cemetery’s Compost Heap Can Break Down PET Plastic in Record Time

PET plastic bottles, food containers, and lightweight wrap for packaging have become a problem if they’re not recycled—but scientists searching through compost piles have discovered an enzyme that degrades the plastic in record time. The enzyme PHL7, which the German researchers found in a compost heap in Leipzig, could make bio-PET recycling possible much faster […]

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‘Superworm’ With Appetite for Polystyrene Could be Key to Mass-Scale Recycling

A ‘superworm’ with an appetite for polystyrene could be the key to plastic recycling on a mass scale, according to a new study. The species is capable of munching through plastic waste thanks to a bacterial enzyme in their gut, say Australian scientists. Dr Chris Rinke, and his team at the University of Queensland’s School […]

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Climate leaders gather at Overshoot Commission for action – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load After world leaders made lofty promises in the fall to move faster to combat climate change, the months since have brought steady reminders of why following through on those pledges is critical — and why…

It’s “now or never” on climate change, but that doesn’t mean we’re doomed – Ars Technica

reader comments 81 with 53 posters participating Share this story Making our climate solutions equitable. Click here for transcript. Human beings have made tremendous scientific and technological breakthroughs, but our continued social and cultural advancement has come at the expense…

Protein Destroys ‘Hard to Treat’ Cancers, Could Become ‘One Size Fits All’ Pill

A protein that destroys hard-to-treat cancers has been discovered by scientists, offering hope of effective new treatments. Experiments on mice and human tissue found it is effective against the most aggressive tumors. They include those of the breast, pancreas, ovaries, and brain. The compound, known as ERX-41, leaves healthy tissue unscathed. It is one of […]

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Roads are Lasting Twice as Long Thanks to Recycled Tire Rubber

Rubber from used tyres acts like sunscreen for roads and halves the rate of sun damage when mixed with bitumen, new research has found. Engineers at RMIT University in Australia have discovered a bitumen blend that is both UV-resistant and withstands traffic loads, with the potential to save governments millions on road maintenance annually. Unlike […]

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Magnets Made by Soil Bacteria Offer Hope for Breast and Prostate Cancer

In a “bugs as drugs” approach, medical researchers in England are using living bacterial magnets to guide viruses engineered to attack cancer tumors. This process, which has several years of work behind it, has been shown to be able to successfully attack prostate and breast cancers, and has been awarded the Roger Griffin prize for […]

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