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In the Balkans, researchers mobilize to protect a wild river

Five years ago, researchers from across Europe converged on a cold, fast-moving river in the highlands of Albania for a…

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Antibubbles have been made to last a record-breaking 13 hours

Shaking antibubbles – droplets of liquid encased in a thin layer of air – prevents them from popping for several…

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UK minister says EU is ‘weaponising science’ in Brexit deal row

The UK is making plans to launch its own science funding programme in September, science minister George Freeman tells New…

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Amazon reviews saying candles are scentless may signal covid-19 cases

A loss of smell is a key covid-19 symptom, with researchers finding a link between increasing coronavirus cases in the…

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UK’s largest carbon capture project will turn CO2 into baking soda

Tata Chemicals Europe’s plant at Northwich will eventually capture 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year for use in making…

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Hidden carbon layer may have sparked ancient bout of global warming

There is no perfect parallel in Earth’s past for present-day climate change—human-driven warming is simply happening too fast and furiously.…

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U.S. science agencies would see budgets rise under draft budget bills

Spending panels for the U.S. House of Representatives kicked off the 2023 federal budget cycle this week by recommending healthy…

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World’s biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Most bacteria are microscopic, but this one is…

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Some turtles that live longer have a lower chance of dying each year

In zoos and aquariums, some species of turtles and tortoises have a lower rate of ageing as they grow older…

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We must accept we won’t meet 1.5°C climate target, says report

Social, political and technological inertia mean the Paris Agreement’s target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures is…

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