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Berlin Now Runs a Department Store That Sells All Recycled Goods

In an effort to topple the “throw away culture,” and promote re-use and repair, the city of Berlin has taken the unique step of opening its own secondhand department store. This isn’t your grandma’s thrift shop. It resells perfectly good items from retail outlets that would otherwise be thrown away. A pun on the German […]

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Remnants of an ancient asteroid shed new light on the early solar system

(Hiroshima University) Researchers have shaken up a once accepted timeline for cataclysmic events in the early solar system. Geological and geochemical records indicate that the Earth-Moon system experienced a period of frequent and cataclysmic impacts from asteroids and other bodies. It was thought that this period had a relatively sudden onset, but the researchers have found evidence that this bombardment period may have started much earlier, and decreased in intensity over time.

Older People Became Younger, With ‘Meaningful’ Mental And Physical Improvement Since 1990, Says Study

Finnish research has discovered the functional ability of older people is much better today, compared to people of the same age three decades ago. This finding was observed in a study conducted at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä. The study compared the physical and cognitive performance of Finnish […]

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WPI math professor verifies centuries-old conjecture about formation of the solar system

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Using a limited set of mathematical equations, Worcester Polytechnic Institute mathematical sciences professor Mayer Humi said he has confirmed a 224-year-old math conjecture about the origins of our solar system, providing insights about the process that leads to the formation of solar systems across the universe.

Southern hemisphere could see up to 30% less rain at end of the century

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Analysis published in Scientific Reports is based on climate models for the mid-Pliocene period, which occurred 3 million years ago and shared characteristics with present-day warming.

Connecting the dots on food access

A new study simultaneously examined the preferences of community members and compared those with the community-based programs and resources available to identify the most viable strategies for addressing disparities in healthy food consumption.

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Mason scientists receive funding for ecological study of Gunston Cove

(George Mason University) R. Christian Jones, Professor/Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC), Environmental Science and Policy, Amy Fowler, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, and Kim de Mutsert, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, received $88,866 from the County of Fairfax for a two-part ecological study of Gunston Cove.