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Scientists created a new sponge that could clean up oil spills

From catastrophic oil spills like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident, to the thousands of smaller spills that occur each year, to the more than 100 billion barrels of toxic wastewater produced …

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Ask Scientists: Dead zones and hurricanes

For the sake of this column and yours truly, we’ll try and focus on just this one. So what causes this, or any other, dead zone? You see, the ocean has microscopic algae called Phytoplankton, which …

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Mysterious oxygen spike seen on Mars puzzles scientists

Scientists previously knew that this oxygen can be made through non-biological means. As ultraviolet light from the sun smashes into carbon dioxide and water vapor in Mars’s atmosphere, it breaks …

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Scientists Resume Efforts To Create Deadly Flu Virus, With US Government’s Blessing – Forbes

Scientists Resume Efforts To Create Deadly Flu Virus, With US Government’s Blessing  Forbes

For more than a decade now, two scientists–one in the U.S. and one in the Netherlands–have been trying to create a deadly human pathogen from avian …

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The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn

Escaping predators, digestion and other animal activities—including those of humans—require oxygen. But that essential ingredient is no longer so easy for marine life to obtain, several new studies re…

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Water On The Moon? NASA Scientists Reveal How It’s Possible

When hydrogen and oxygen combine, they produce to the molecule hydroxyl (OH), which is a component of water (H2O). As one of the scientists who developed the simulation, William M. Farrell, a plasma p…

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Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists Leaves Doomsday Clock At 2 Minutes To Midnight

The prestigious Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced this week that they are leaving the Doomsday Clock at 2 minutes to midnight in “a new abnormal” that represents the threat of “two simultaneous existential threats” — nuclear weapons and climate change. 

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Less-prepared for more extreme weather, due to shutdown – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Less-prepared for more extreme weather, due to shutdown  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

On Monday, dozens of regional and state emergency managers were scheduled to convene in Miami for a weeklong course preparing them for the upcoming …

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Ocean Temps Rising Faster Than Scientists Thought: Report

The Science report linked the warming to more rain, increased sea levels, coral reef destruction, declining ocean oxygen levels and declines in ice sheets, glaciers and ice caps in polar environments. …

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Smelly harbours and lifeless waters? Lantau Tomorrow Vision reclamation could add to nearby ‘dead zone’, scientists warn

An ambitious plan to build artificial islands in Hong Kong waters could suffocate marine life, creating smelly harbours for future residents, ocean scientists warned, with some fearing that the propos…

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