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British Ban on Microbeads to Protect Oceans Comes Into Force

U.K.’s ban on making products with microbeads — tiny plastic particles in everything from cosmetics to shampoo and toothpaste — takes effect Tuesday in an effort ...

Why No Gadget Can Prove How Stoned You Are

If you’ve spent time with marijuana—any time at all, really—you know that the high can be rather unpredictable. It depends on the strain, its level of THC and hundreds ...

On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

Benjamin Franta: Somebody cut the cake new documents reveal that American oil writ large was warned of global warming at its 100th birthday party. It was a typical November day in ...

Britain’s Next Megaproject: A Coast-to-Coast Forest

This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Northern England is set to get a whole lot greener. On Sunday, the UK government ...

A Robot That Tugs on Pig Organs Could Save Human Babies

The pig looks like any other pig, only it's been wearing a backpack for a week—in the name of science. Just behind its head sits a control box, with a battery and processor, ...

The Dirty Secret of the Worlds Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

In 2014 Henrik Karlsson, a Swedish entrepreneur whose startup was failing, was lying in bed with a bankruptcy notice when the BBC called. The reporter had a scoop: On the eve of releasing ...

Excitement as trial shows Huntington’s drug could slow progress of disease

Hailed as enormously significant, results in groundbreaking trial are first time a drug has been shown to suppress effects of Huntingtons genetic mutation A landmark trial for Huntingtons ...

Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence

Today, a teaspoon of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA. But getting the full picture—all 3 billion base pairs of your genome—requires ...

Crispr Therapeutics Plans Its First Clinical Trial for Genetic Disease

In late 2012, French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier approached a handful of American scientists about starting a company, a Crispr company. They included UC Berkeley’s ...

Acid reflux drug linked to more than doubled risk of stomach cancer study

There are more than 50m prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors in the UK, though they have previously been linked to side-effects and increased risk of death A drug commonly used ...

Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between

The U.S. according to the Society of Actuaries. That’s the first year-over-year increase since 2005, and only the second rise greater than 1 percent since 1980. University ...

Warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say The abundance of flying ...
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