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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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Genetic Code from 5,700 Year-old ‘Chewing Gum’ Reveals Extraordinary Details of Young Danish Woman

A 5,700 year-old lump of pitch from a tree provided intriguing details to archaeologists about the intimate details of a Stone Age Danish woman—and the ‘chewing gum’ sheds new light on the evolution of our species. Found on an island known for its mud, the Paleolithic chewing gum has been perfectly preserved, and scientists were […]

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Cannabis Compound Inhibits COVID-19 Replication in Human Lung Cells, Study Says

In a study undergoing peer review, the CBD compound from cannabis has been found to stop COVID-19 replication in lung epithelial cells, suggesting the plant medicine holds yet another astounding quality. Furthermore, observational data from patients who were taking CBD before they were tested for coronavirus showed that its use was associated with a significantly […]

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Science Teacher Who Transformed His Kitchen into a Chemistry Lab For Online Lessons, Surprised by Kevin Hart And Scholarships

When the pandemic turned in-person learning virtual for the students at a Washington, D.C. high school, one chemistry teacher didn’t take long to get creative with his lessons. Jonte Lee’s turned his kitchen into a chemistry lab, and used his own money to buy and deliver supplies for his 35 students—then he got to teaching. […]

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Tricking Coronavirus With a Fake ‘Handshake’ –Scientists Develop Peptides That Could Inactivate COVID

Fool the novel coronavirus once and it can’t cause infection of cells, new research suggests. Scientists have developed protein fragments—called peptides—that fit snugly into a groove on the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein that it would normally use to access a host cell. These peptides effectively trick the virus into “shaking hands” with a replica rather than […]

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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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Photographer snags shot of yellow penguin

Yves Adams took this photo of a rare yellow penguin on South Georgia Island in December 2019. It went viral this month. “It seems we are in desperate need for some mellow yellow news!” Adams said.

Johns Hopkins develops drive-thru type test to detect viral infections in bacteria

(Johns Hopkins University) The pandemic has made clear the threat that some viruses pose to people. But viruses can also infect life-sustaining bacteria and a Johns Hopkins University-led team has developed a test to determine if bacteria are sick, similar to the one used to test humans for COVID-19.

Climate change: Are Europe’s winter weather extremes linked to global warming? – Euronews

From one extreme to another, the temperatures across Europe have been on a rollercoaster journey this winter. Greece or Spain have experienced some of the heaviest snowfall in several decades, temperatures have been exceptionally mild for the season in western…

Fact check: Image claiming to show 2016 Ted Cruz tweet on climate change and Texas is fabricated – USA TODAY

The claim: In 2016, Ted Cruz tweeted, ‘I’ll believe in climate change when Texas freezes over’ After Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s trip to Cancun, Mexico, as his home state dealt with an unprecedented winter storm, an image went viral purporting to show…