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Scientists Turn Brazilian Tree Bark Into Promising Treatment for Leukaemia

Compounds from a Brazilian tree bark can now be used to treat acute myeloid leukaemia after a new technique that delivers it straight into the cancer cell. The disease has a survival rate of around 20% after five years, and there is a high occurrence of relapse. Caused by an abnormal increase in the number […]

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New Type of Plastic Made Directly From Organic Plant Waste Could Be the Game-Changer We Need

A new type of plastic made directly from organic plant waste has been created by scientists. The new material is easy to make and could be used in everything from packaging and textiles to medicine and electronics. The researchers in Switzerland have already used the technique to make packaging films, fibres that can be spun […]

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Space Tourism is Heavily Contributing to Global Warming, Reveals Study | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com – The Weather Channel

Representational Image (SpaceX/Twitter) The recent race for space tourism by Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX with several rocket launches is harming the climate and contributing to global warming, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and…

A Warming Climate Takes a Toll on the Vanishing Rio Grande – WIRED

Meanwhile invasive Russian olive and tamarisk trees have moved in beneath the canopy, all fire-prone species. Fires in the bosque were once virtually nonexistent; now they routinely break out. In 2017, the Tiffany fire in southern New Mexico roared across…

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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Rising temperatures may cause a rise in carbon dioxide, but this does not refute human-caused climate change – Newswise

Scientists have known that Earth’s climate has changed dramatically over its 4.5 billion-year history, from ice ages to warming periods. Several factors have caused these drastic changes in climate, including variations in the Sun’s intensity, variations in the orbit of…

‘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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How a mineral used in cat litter could help fight climate change – FOX 7 Austin

A mineral used as a drying agent in air purifiers and cat litter could soon be used to clean up one of humanity’s nastiest messes – climate change. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a mixture that…

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