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E-waste should be managed as a resource, say sustainability experts




A staggering 320 tons of gold and more than 7,500 tons of silver are used to make computers, cell phones, tablets and other electronic products every year. These figures, according to sustainability experts speaking at an e-waste conference, mean more than $21 billion in value is added each year to the “deposits” available through “urban […]




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Hubble snaps most distant galaxy yet




Astronomers have pushed the Hubble Space Telescope to it limits by finding what they believe to be the most distant object ever seen in the universe – a mini-galaxy at a distance of 13.2 billion light years that formed only 480 million years after the Big Bang. Writing about their observations in Nature, the team […]




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Stem Cell Decimation Behind “Chemo Brain”




A study by researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center and Harvard Medical School has linked the widely used chemotherapy drug 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to an ongoing collapse of populations of stem cells in the central nervous system. Writing in the Journal of Biology, the researchers speculate that this may be one of the underlying […]




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Developing World Antes Up In Greenhouse Game




A jury-rigged smoke sampling system put together by two researchers from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has revealed that the primitive cooking stoves used in the developing world may be much bigger contributors to the greenhouse effect than previously thought. In the past, laboratory tests have been used to measure the pollutants from cooking fires […]




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