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A new study, published in Nature Climate Change in July 2019, investigates the interaction between deforestation and climate change in the tropics. The research...

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A research team at Tufts University in the US have successfully created a tiny, ā€œmicrofluidic chipā€ which is able to mimic what happens to...

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Video call apps have defined the post-Corona world. From keeping in touch with friends and family as we self-isolate to joining work meetings when...

Is the Earth really flat? (No, and here's why)

Founded in 1956 by Samuel Shenton, The Flat Earth Society promotes the idea that Earth is not a spherical body orbiting the Sun, but...

Mendeleev's periodic table at 150!

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Scientists shed new light on the difference between matter and antimatter

Stars and galaxies, and everything in between that makes up our everyday lives exist because they are made up of matter. Matter consists of...

Fancy a space salad? Astronauts can now grow lettuce in space

Astronauts can get bored with eating the same dehydrated and processed foods while working in space so NASA made multiple attempts over the years...

Seven unusual subreddits to get you through the summer

Whilst you were arguing with your roommates over who stole each other's milk, in 2005 two roommates at the University of Virginia were busy...

Scientists find life in dead brain cells

A team of scientists from Yale University detected electrical activity in brain cells from dead pigs. The unexpected results raise questions about what it...

Why is self-isolation essential yet so scary?

As COVID-19 spreads further and further, two different phrases can be heard quite often: ā€œself-isolationā€ and ā€œsocial distancingā€. They might sound similar but their...

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