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Siberian researchers contribute to global monitoring of the Earth’s Green Lungs

(Siberian Federal University) Researchers of Siberian Federal University took part in a global project to collect, systematize and universalize data on the composition of forests in all climatic zones and on all continents of the planet.

Why copper is so good at killing super bugs (and regular bacteria, too)

Copper’s health benefits have been known for ages — literally. One of the oldest medical books in the world, the 5,000-year-old Smith Papyrus, details how copper was used in ancient Egypt to sterilize both water and directly treat injuries. Thousands…

The health benefits of green tea

Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with some reports stating that tea is second only to water in worldwide beverage consumption. Tea is embedded in culture: the British have tea time, and Asian communities still…

1940s blood samples reveal historical spread of malaria

DNA from 75-year old eradicated European malaria parasites uncovers the historical spread of one of the two most common forms of the disease, Plasmodium vivax, from Europe to the Americas during the colonial period, finds a new study.

Science snapshots from Berkeley Lab

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) An experiment shows undersea fiber optic cable can act as earthquake detectors, a new tool will enable important insights into the microbial communities in the environment and inside our bodies, and an infrared technique at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source probes active chemistry at the solid-liquid interface.

A better way to convert dog years to human years

Researchers collected DNA samples from 104 Labrador retrievers over a 16-year period. They compared changes in their DNA samples against DNA previously collected from humans. The result? A better sense of what a “dog year” really means.


Global heating driving spread of mosquito-borne dengue fever

Rising temperatures across Asia and the Americas have contributed to multiple severe outbreaks of dengue fever globally over the past six months, making 2019 the worst year on record for the disease. In 1970 only nine countries faced severe dengue…