A brutal war and rivers poisoned with every rainfall: How one mine destroyed an island

Locals living downstream of the abandoned mine pan for gold in mine waste. Credit: Matthew Allen, Author provided This week, 156 people from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, in Papua New Guinea, petitioned the Australian ....

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Greenland is on track to lose ice faster than in any century over 12,000 years: study

The edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Credit: Jason Briner If human societies don't sharply curb emissions of greenhouse gases, Greenland's rate of ice loss this century is likely to greatly outpace that of any ....

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Someday, even wet forests could burn due to climate change

Credit: University of Colorado at Boulder Millions of years ago, fire swept across the planet, fueled by an oxygen-rich atmosphere in which even wet forests burned, according to new research by CU Boulder scientists. The ....

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Researchers use amino acids to grow high-performance copper thin films

Copper thin films are created by electrodeposition of copper, Cu(111), on a self-assembled organic monolayer of the amino acid L-cysteine on gold, Au(111). Credit: Bin Luo For the first time, researchers from Missouri S&T have ....

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Researchers use membranes that remove salt from water to help ‘split’ sea water into fuel

Here is a visual representation of how ion movement is affected by a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane versus a cation-exchange membrane. Chloride ions from the seawater are not able to pass through the RO membrane ....

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In a field where smaller is better, researchers discover the world’s tiniest antibodies

Complete structure of an antibody, showing its domains. Credit: University of Bath Researchers at the University of Bath in the UK and biopharma company UCB have found a way to produce miniaturized antibodies, opening the way for ....

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Study traces the evolution of gill covers

A little skate (Leucoraja erinacea) embryo showing Pou3f3 gene activity in the central nervous system as well as the five pairs of nascent gill covers. Credit: Christine Hirschberger, University of Cambridge The emergence of jaws in ....

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