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Anesthetics have the same effects on plants as they have on animals and humans
A new study published in Annals of Botany has shown that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future. (2017-12-11)
Scientific advances can make it easier to recycle plastics
Researchers report new approaches could dramatically increase the amount of plastic waste that can be successfully recycled. (2017-11-17)
An update on the road to better plastics for a sustainable future
Three Perspectives and an Editorial highlight issues and advances in developing plastics that are more sustainable and easier to recycle. (2017-11-16)
Highly efficient photocatalyst capable of carbon dioxide recycling
A research team from Korea has developed titanium dioxide-based photocatalyst with the highest efficiency in the world that converts carbon dioxide into methane. (2017-12-01)
Many second hand plastic toys could pose a risk to children's health, study suggests
Scientists at the University of Plymouth have discovered high concentrations of hazardous elements including antimony, barium, bromine, cadmium, chromium and lead in many second hand plastic toys. (2018-01-26)
A series of fortunate events
Volcanism is sometimes like food poisoning, where the Earth spews forth unstable material. (2017-11-27)
Tapeworm drug fights prostate cancer
A medicine against parasites contains a substance that kills prostate and colon cancer. (2017-11-15)
Computer system finds 'recipes' for producing materials
System could pore through millions of research papers to extract 'recipes' for producing materials. (2017-11-06)
Surrey develops new 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change -- carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). (2017-11-17)
Critical Materials Institute develops new acid-free magnet recycling process
A new rare-earth magnet recycling process developed by researchers at the Critical Materials Institute dissolves magnets in an acid-free solution and recovers high purity rare earth elements. (2017-09-07)
Sclerosis medicine can fight multi-resistant bacteria
A surprising discovery shows that a widely used and 20-year-old medicine used to treat multiple sclerosis can also beat a type of multi-resistant bacteria for which there are currently only a few effective drugs. (2017-11-22)
To strengthen an opinion, simply say it is based on morality
Simply telling people that their opinions are based on morality will make them stronger and more resistant to counterarguments, a new study suggests. (2016-05-31)
Cellular transport routes
Konstanz biologists discovered a previously unknown function of the SH3P2 protein, which plays an important role in the protein transport process of plants. (2017-08-10)
Study quantifies potential for water reuse in permian basin oil production
Hydraulic fracturing has once again made the Permian Basin one of the richest oil fields in the world. (2017-09-06)
Cellular self-digestion process triggers autoimmune disease
Autophagy allows cells to degrade and recycle their cellular components. (2017-12-13)
A new compound targets energy generation, thereby killing metastatic cells
Prof. Uri Nir, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan University, and his team have identified an enzyme that supports the survival and dissemination of metastatic cells, and developed a synthetic compound that targets the enzyme and kills the metastatic cells in mice with cancer. (2017-10-17)
Less life: Limited phosphorus recycling suppressed early Earth's biosphere
The amount of biomass -- life -- in Earth's ancient oceans may have been limited due to low recycling of the key nutrient phosphorus, according to new research by the University of Washington and the University of St. (2017-11-27)
A biological solution to carbon capture and recycling?
Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered that E. (2018-01-08)
Parts of the Earth's original crust remain in place today
Analysis of rock samples harvested from the Canadian Shield suggests the samples contain components of Earth's crust that existed more than 4.2 billion year ago. (2017-03-16)
Consumers care about carbon footprint
How much do consumers care about the carbon footprint of the products they buy? (2016-02-26)
Hazardous contamination found around lead battery recycling plants in 7 African countries
We collected 118 soil samples from seven African countries and analyzed them for lead. (2018-01-17)
Optimizing recycling of scrap car parts yields big savings
Detailed sorting of scrap car parts could boost recycling rates to over 97 percent, saving billions and slashing greenhouse gas emissions. (2018-01-24)
The carbon dioxide loop
Marine biologists quantify the carbon consumption of bacterioplankton to better understand the ocean carbon cycle. (2017-03-16)
Conservationists' eco-footprints suggest education alone won't change behavior
A new study shows that even those presumably best informed on the environment find it hard to consistently 'walk the walk,' prompting scientists to question whether relying solely on information campaigns will ever be enough. (2017-10-10)
Innovation could mean flexible rechargeable batteries for pacemakers
Experts at Queen's University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power up medical implants. (2017-09-13)
Study reveals ways collegiate sports venues can achieve 'zero waste'
Researchers at the University of Missouri recently published a study analyzing waste and recyclables during Mizzou's 2014 home football season. (2017-08-31)
How smelly is your rubbish?
A new method is being developed to assess the odorous impact of composting. (2018-01-24)
Newly defined signaling pathway could mean better biofuel sources
A newly defined biochemical pathway in plants may provide the scientific tools to design plants that will yield larger quantities of alternative transportation fuels than currently can be produced, according to Purdue University researchers. (2008-03-07)
How antibiotic use in animals is contributing to antibiotic resistance
The overuse of veterinary antibiotics in animal production and the subsequent land applications of manure contribute to increased antibiotic resistance in soil. (2017-11-20)
Why do consumers participate in 'green' programs?
From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company's 'green' program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study co-led by a Michigan State University researcher. (2016-07-22)
Drinking recycled water?
The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. (2011-01-06)
The connection between excess iron and Parkinson's disease
It's long been known that excess iron is found in the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease, but the mechanism by which the iron wreaks damage on neurons has not been clear. (2016-01-26)
How continents were recycled
Researchers from Germany and Switzerland have used computer simulations to analyse how plate tectonics have evolved on Earth over the last three billion years. (2017-08-22)
Recycling and reusing worn cathodes to make new lithium ion batteries
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed an energy-efficient recycling process that restores used cathodes from spent lithium ion batteries and makes them work just as good as new. (2018-01-25)
Experts explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and Titan
The surfaces of Earth, Mars, and Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have all been scoured by rivers. (2017-05-19)
Down and dirty: Cleaning Okinawan pig farm wastewater with microbial fuel cells
One of the greatest threats to the environment today is wastewater left over from production activities. (2017-11-16)
Artificial foot recycles energy for easier walking
An artificial foot that recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps could make it easier for amputees to walk, its developers say. (2010-02-16)
Making bins more convenient boosts recycling and composting rates
Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC research suggests. (2017-04-21)
Once they start composting, people find other ways to be 'green'
Composting food scraps can prompt people to make other earth-friendly choices, new research has found. (2017-12-05)
African lake provides new clues about ancient marine life
New research shows there may have been more nitrogen in the ocean between one and two billion years ago than previously thought, allowing marine organisms to proliferate at a time when multi-cellularity and eukaryotic life first emerged. (2017-01-31)
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