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High Noon For Academic Freedom At The High Court

One of the most famous sayings attributed to the great St Augustine of Hippo has as much relevance today as it did in the early fifth century AD: Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are Anger and Courage; anger…

Joe Biden’s Skewed Climate Change Priorities

It’s not hard to see why politicians like Joe Biden and Boris Johnson want to talk about climate change. First of all, it looks good to the electorate. Caring about the planet (or at least being seen to care about…

Assessing the impacts of nodule mining on the deep-sea environment

(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) Scientists of the JPI Oceans project “MiningImpact” are embarking on a 6-week long expedition to the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ) in the Pacific. Their goal is to carry out an independent scientific monitoring of the test of a prototype nodule collector machine conducted at the same time by the Belgian company Global Sea Resources (GSR).

India Fishermen Divert Their Catch of Ocean Plastic So it Can Be Used to Rebuild Roads

In the state of Kerala, known as the Jewel of South India, fishermen are taking it upon themselves to keep it that way and secure their livelihoods against plastic pollution. Their workers’ association is encouraging fisherman to save all the plastic waste fished up by their nets in order to support a 2017 government clean […]

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This High Schooler Invented Color-Changing Sutures to Detect Infection

In the country’s oldest science fair, 17-year old high schooler Dasia Taylor submitted a surgical suture that changes colors to warn of possible infections. This invention, aimed at helping surgery patients in Africa detect infections before they become serious, elevated Dasia into the 40 finalists of the national Regeneron Science Talent Search.  The sutures are […]

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Scientists improve a photosynthetic enzyme by adding fluorophores

(Nagoya Institute of Technology) To realize the full potential of solar energy, scientists must find efficient ways of converting light energy into chemical energy. In a recently published study, scientists from Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan have developed a chemically modified variant of a photosynthetic enzyme sourced from a bacterium. Their modifications enabled the enzyme to more efficiently harvest the energy available in light, which is an important advancement in the development of clean solar energy.

Photo of Paralyzed Man Cleaning Plastic From India River Goes Viral –And He’s Showered With Gifts to Better His Life

A passion for photography has always possessed this young engineer from Kerala, India. Now he knows there was a purpose, after a photo he took while walking around his village ended up changing a man’s life and getting a shout-out from India’s prime minister. Carrying around a rented camera searching for stories, Nandu Ks found […]

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