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Anti-Cancer Drug Derived From Himalayan Fungus Clears Early Clinical Trials

An Oxford University study has shown that the new drug NUC-7738—a novel chemotherapy drug, derived from a fungus—has up to 40 times greater potency for killing cancer cells than its parent compound, with limited toxic side effects. The naturally-occurring nucleoside analogue known as Cordycepin (a.k.a 3’-deoxyadenosine) is found in the Himalayan fungus Cordyceps sinensis and […]

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Climate Swat Team Aims to Identify When Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather – Insurance Journal

Article 0 Comments When weather disaster strikes, observers near and far ask the same question: Climate change—is it or isn’t it? The simplest answer, yes, lacks specificity. All weather is a joint human-nature venture, because we’ve made the atmosphere hotter…

Social media is reducing climate change debates to your views on veganism – The Conversation UK

Ten years ago, when we ranked the most controversial articles on Wikipedia, George W. Bush was at the top of the list with global warming at number five. The article on global warming has now been re-titled as climate change,…

Batteries of the Future Set to be Cheaper and Better – Thanks to Sugar

Simply by adding sugar, researchers from the Monash Energy Institute have created a longer-lasting, lighter, more sustainable rival to the lithium-ion batteries that are essential for aviation, electric vehicles, and submarines. The Monash team, assisted by CSIRO, report that using a glucose-based additive on the positive electrode they have managed to stabilize lithium-sulfur battery technology, […]

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The Dirty Truth About China’s Secret Energy Strategy

The billowing clouds of steam and smoke are visible from miles away. As night falls and the lights turn the sky neon bright as far as the eye can see, the chimneys keep remorselessly pumping out their toxic fumes. This…

A Slow, Significant Win for the Planet: Leaded Gas Finally Eliminated Worldwide

Leaded gas, one of our species’ great pollutants, is no longer made or used. The last country which sold leaded gasoline, Algeria, ceased to do so this month, 41 years after the first country—Japan—made the decision. It was in the early days of the automobile’s ascension that gasoline producers began to add different chemicals to […]

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Could We Slow Global Warming By Making Clouds Brighter? – IFLScience

As the consequences of climate change get more and more extreme, it makes sense that the solutions to the crisis might do the same. One idea that’s been turning heads recently fits that profile perfectly: it’s big, it’s bold, and…

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