A better informed society can prevent lead poisoning disasters

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Six years after it began, the Flint, Michigan, water crisis remains among the highest-profile emergencies in the United States. Extensive iron and lead corrosion of the water distribution system in Flint, ....

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World’s largest DNA sequencing of Viking skeletons reveals they weren’t all Scandinavian

An artistic reconstruction of 'Southern European' Vikings emphasising the foreign gene flow into Viking Age Scandinavia. Credit: Jim Lyngvild Invaders, pirates, warriors—the history books taught us that Vikings were brutal predators who travelled by sea ....

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Attosecond pulses reveal electronic ripples in molecules

In the first experiment to take advantage of a new technology for producing powerful attosecond X-ray laser pulses, a research team led by scientists from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford ....

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Restoring the filtration efficiency of N95 masks after they have been cleaned

Schematic of the method to recharge decontaminated masks, and a comparison of their pristine, decontaminated and recharged filtration efficiencies. Credit: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research N95 masks are a critical part of the personal protective ....

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Mining for renewable energy could be another threat to the environment

Credit: University of Queensland Researchers have warned that mining threats to biodiversity caused by renewable energy production could surpass those averted by climate change mitigation. A University of Queensland study found protected areas, key biodiversity ....

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New imaging technique helps resolve nanodomains, chemical composition in cell membranes

Using properties of light from fluorescent probes is at the heart of a new imaging technique that allows for an unprecedented look inside cell membranes. Credit: Jin Lu For those not involved in chemistry or ....

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Earth’s anthropogenic carbon dioxide increase is unprecedented

Concordia research station in Antarctica at 3233 m asl. Credit: Thibaut Vergoz, Institut polaire français. A new measurement technology developed at the University of Bern provides unique insights into the climate of the past. Previous ....

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