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Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security: experts

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation’s nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: One of many areas near the southeast side of Offutt Air Read More

What a coral reef spared from commercial fishing looks like

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By Thomas Moore, science correspondent Sky News has been granted rare access to one of the world’s most heavily protected coral atolls. Aldabra, a remote island in the Indian Ocean, is a UNESCO world heritage site and is at the centre of a strict marine protected area. To be allowed ashore we had to follow Read More

Rare access to one of the world's most heavily protected coral atolls

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By Thomas Moore, science correspondent Sky News has been granted rare access to one of the world’s most heavily protected coral atolls. Aldabra, a remote island in the Indian Ocean, is a UNESCO world heritage site and is at the centre of a strict marine protected area. To be allowed ashore we had to follow Read More

Video shows iPhone shredded to dust in a blender, all in the name of science

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AMAZING VIDEO: iPhone is shredded to dust in a blender Scientists at the University of Plymouth in the U.K. used a blender to reveal what our smartphones are made of. In remarkable video released by the university, an Apple iPhone is shredded to dust. The scientists then performed a detailed analysis of the resulting solution Read More

If new gene-edited cooking oil is a scientific marvel just say so – but don’t secretly feed it to us

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With a new generation of genetically-altered foods, manufacturers are still trying to gain public acceptance by stealth. If they are sure of their product, they should convince people to buy it, not sneak it into the food chain. This week, Minnesota biotech firm Calyxt announced the first commercial gene-edited product on the US market – Read More

Wreck of WWII aircraft carrier USS Wasp discovered in the Coral Sea

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The wreck of World War II aircraft carrier USS Wasp has been discovered in the Coral Sea more than 70 years after the ship was sunk during the Guadalcanal campaign. Wasp was spotted on the seabed by experts from the vessel RV Petrel, which is part of a research organization set up by the late Read More

Could light and sound cure Alzheimer’s? Exciting mice experiment suggests promising potential

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Neuroscientists have removed Alzheimer’s causing plaques from mice brains using just light and sound. Is that really possible? We explain. The MIT-led research found strobe lights and a low pitched buzzing sound can recreate brain waves that are lost in the disease, which then remove the clumps of harmful proteins that build up around the Read More

'Worse than Voldemort': Global students' strike targets climate change

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WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of school students walked out of classes across Australia and New Zealand on Friday in a global student strike to protest against government inaction on climate change. Students are seen during the global school strike for action on climate change outside New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. Read More

Australian, New Zealand students kick off global climate change strike

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WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of school students walked out of class across Australia and New Zealand on Friday as part of a global student strike against government inaction on climate change. Students are seen during the global school strike for action on climate change outside New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. Read More

New Zealand students walk out of class, kicking off global strike

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Thousands of school students walked out of class across New Zealand on Friday kicking off a global student strike against government inaction on climate change. Students are seen during the global school strike for action on climate change outside New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. AAP Image/Boris Jancic/via Read More