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8 Trillion Plastic Microbeads Pollute Aquatic habitats Every Day, Scientists Call for a Ban!

8 Trillion Microbeads Pollute Aquatic habitats Every Day, Scientists are Calling for a Ban

Microbeads, which are used to add scrubbing action to tons of products — everything from toothpaste to face wash — represent the most insidious of pollutants. The tiny plastic beads seem innocuous as they slip down your sink, but they never really go away. According to a new study, up to 8 trillion of these plastic pieces enter aquatic habitats …

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Canadian PhD Student Finds 2 Massive Stars With Magnetic Fields In A Binary System

Canadian PhD Student Finds 2 Massive Stars With Magnetic Fields In A Binary System

As many as half of all stars in our galaxy come in pairs called binary systems – meaning they are composed of multiple stars orbiting a common center. In a new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Matt Shultz – a Canadian Ph.D. student at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada – announces the discovery of a unique stellar object: Two massive …

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Why Did 60,000 Endangered Antelopes Mysteriously Die in Four Days?

This past May, a large herd of saigas—a critically endangered antelope in Kazakhstan—died en masse, to the horror of conservationists worldwide. More than 120,000 of these creatures had mysteriously died across the Central Asian country in two weeks, including a whopping 60,000 saigas in central Kazakhstan in just four short days. 60,000 Antelopes Died in 4 Days — And No One …

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Galaxy Studies Shows Universe is Slowly Dying

Galaxy Studies Shows Universe is Slowly Dying

Not to bum you out, but many scientists believe that the universe will eventually die — stars and even black holes will release energy until there’s virtually nothing left. And unfortunately, there’s now stronger evidence that this inexorable decline is real. Scientists using radio telescopes have measured the energy output of 200,000 galaxies with greater precision than ever, and they’ve determined that these star …

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See the Dark Side of the Moon From a Million Miles Away

See the Dark Side of the Moon From a Million Miles Away

NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) has captured a view of the moon that is impossible to see from Earth—the “dark side,” illuminated as it passes between our planet and the Sun. The images were made by DSCOVR’s four megapixel Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), from the satellite’s position a million miles away from the Earth on July 16. Though this …

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World on the Verge of an Effective Ebola Vaccine

Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international experts – the Data and Safety Monitoring Board – that conducted the review, advised that the trial should continue. Preliminary results from analyses of these interim data are published today …

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Green 3D Printer Prints Living Designs From Organic “Ink”

Project PrintGREEN is turning 3D printers into on-demand gardeners after designing a “green” 3D printer in 2013. The printer produces living prints, printing customized objects in a variety of sizes and forms. The project was created at the University of Maribor in Slovenia, conceived of by students Maja Petek, Tina Zidanšek, Urška Skaza, Danica Rženičnik and Simon Tržan, with help from their …

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