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Major advance in artificial photosynthesis uses sunshine to create fossil fuel analogs

A major breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions and convert them into valuable chemical products, including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even liquid fuels. Developed by scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley, the system uses […]

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Rising CO2 causing nutritional content of crops to fall




Field tests by University of California – Davis scientists have shown conclusively that rising levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants’ ability to assimilate nitrates into proteins. The findings, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, indicate that the nutritional quality of food crops such as wheat, barley, rice, and potatoes is at risk as climate […]




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Solar wind creating interplanetary rain




Scientists have discovered that when tiny interplanetary dust particles are battered by the solar wind, the ion bombardment can free oxygen and hydrogen atoms from the dust, creating water molecules that can nurture microscopic life in space. The discovery, detailed in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was made by researchers from the University […]




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Daily sex boosts male fertility




Ejaculating more frequently improves men’s sperm quality by reducing the amount of DNA damage and improving sperm motility, Australian researchers reported to the 25th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Amsterdam. Until now there has been no evidence-based consensus as to whether or not men should refrain from sex […]




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Oxygen Resuscitation In ER Damages Brain Function




Slapping an oxygen mask onto a patient’s face is de rigeur for television medicos, but new research suggests that inhaling straight oxygen can actually harm the brain. A worrying new brain-imaging study, carried out by UCLA researchers and published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine, directly contradicts medical practice guidelines by recommending the […]




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