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UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain — new study

(University of Birmingham) Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study.

Dive with Giant Manta Rays in Mexico in 3D 360 | Our Blue Planet VR | BBC Earth

What’s it like to dive alongside ocean giants? Adventure under the waves with marine biologist Erick Higuera and find yourself face to face with some of our oceans most curious and majestic creatures.This dive experience was filmed in 3D 360…

A Scary Year for Climate Change – Scientific American

One year ago, the international scientific community could hardly have expected that Greta Thunberg, a teenager from Sweden, would become one of its greatest allies. Since beginning her weekly “School Strike for the Climate,” the petite 16-year-old has skillfully used…

What to see in the night sky in November

As October winds down, it takes with it spooky pumpkins, fall leaves and the hope of any remaining warm weather — so it’s time to bundle up and turn our attention to the crisp month of November. What can we…

A Scary Year for Climate Change – Undark Magazine

One year ago, the international scientific community could hardly have expected that Greta Thunberg, a teenager from Sweden, would become one of its greatest allies. Since beginning her weekly “School Strike for the Climate,” the petite 16-year-old has skillfully used…

System provides cooling with no electricity

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Imagine a device that can sit outside under blazing sunlight on a clear day, and without using any power cool things down by more than 23 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius). It almost sounds like magic, but a new system designed by researchers at MIT and in Chile can do exactly that.

World's loudest bird is louder than a motorcycle

When the male white bellbird wants to impress a potential mate, he sings sweet nothings to attract her attention. Only in the case of this bright, dove-sized bird, his songs are ear-piercing shrieks that rival a chainsaw or a crash…

Scientists sequence 1,100 plants, illuminating 1 billion years of evolution

(Florida Museum of Natural History) Scientists have completed a nine-year quest to sequence active genes from more than 1,100 green plant species, revealing the plot twists and furious pace of the rise of this super group of organisms.