Two types of plastic pollution found in Mediterranean for first time
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Two types of plastic pollution found in Mediterranean for first time

Environment 14 November 2019 By Adam Vaughan Blue crusts made from plastic found in GiglioSonja M. EhlersA discovery of two new types of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean…

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Pigeons are having their toes amputated by waste human hair in Paris
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Pigeons are having their toes amputated by waste human hair in Paris

Environment 14 November 2019 By Ruby Prosser Scully A hairy situationSophie Ware / Alamy Stock PhotoPigeons with mutilated feet are a common sight in cities – and human…

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Fish can judge distances accurately just like land animals can
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Fish can judge distances accurately just like land animals can

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Lost US parrot species went extinct not once but twice
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Lost US parrot species went extinct not once but twice

Environment 14 November 2019 By Michael Le Page A parrot we lost twiceArtokoloro Quint Lox Limited / Alamy Stock PhotoThe only parrot once common in the US may…

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Health impacts of climate change on children don’t need exaggerating
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Health impacts of climate change on children don’t need exaggerating

Health | Analysis 13 November 2019 By Adam Vaughan Children are increasingly protesting about their futureStefan Boness/Panos PicturesA child born today faces far-reaching health impacts from living through…

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Eating tiny nutrient particles could be better than health supplements
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Eating tiny nutrient particles could be better than health supplements

By Layal Liverpool Nutrient deficiencies are a big problem worldwideGetty ImagesTiny particles packed with vital nutrients could provide a better way of delivering dietary supplements to people worldwide.…

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We can now make animated ‘sound holograms’ that you can touch
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We can now make animated ‘sound holograms’ that you can touch

Technology 13 November 2019 By Gege Li A holographic butterfly generated using the technologyEimontas JankauskishIt is now possible to create a 3D moving image using nothing but a…

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Why US police could be using your genes to profile you right now
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Why US police could be using your genes to profile you right now

A worrying warrant for police access to a genealogy DNA databank in the US means no one’s genetic profile is safe – even if you don’t use the…

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Huge mysterious ape Gigantopithecus was a distant cousin of orangutans
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Huge mysterious ape Gigantopithecus was a distant cousin of orangutans

Life 13 November 2019 By Michael Marshall Orangutans are modern-day cousins of the largest ape that ever livedGetty ImagesSTANDING at least 2.5 metres tall, Gigantopithecus lived in the…

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Spectacular ice eggs have washed onto a beach in Finland
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Spectacular ice eggs have washed onto a beach in Finland

Earth 13 November 2019 By Gege Li Risto MattilaTHE sun glints off this rare display of “ice eggs” spread along 30 metres of Finland’s Marjaniemi beach on Hailuoto…

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