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Largest water mass in universe discovered

A reservoir of water that is 100,000 times the mass of the sun has been detected by an international team of astronomers in a vapor cloud surrounding a quasar 12 billion light years distant. As well as the huge quantity of water, the quasar – named APM 08279 5255 – also emits formidable amounts of […]

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Water, the simplest appetite control method

An appetite control agent that requires no prescription, has no side-effects and costs almost nothing? A new clinical trial has confirmed that just two 8-ounce glasses of the stuff, taken before meals, enables people to shed pounds. The new miracle elixir? Water. The Virginia Tech findings, presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American […]

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Boffins ponder moon-water formation

When Apollo astronauts returned from the moon 40 years ago, they brought back moon rocks to undergo analysis, and one of the big questions was whether there was water to be found in the lunar rocks and soils. But most of the rock boxes containing the lunar samples had leaked. This led the scientists to […]

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Estrogen contamination in bottled water “just the tip of the iceberg,” say scientists

The notion that bottled mineral water is clean and without contamination is being challenged by new research that has identified significant levels of estrogen in bottled water that appears to have leached from the plastic bottle. Martin Wagner and Jörg Oehlmann, from the Department of Aquatic Ecotoxicology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, make […]

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Nanoparticle Laced Wastewater Could Compromise Treatment Plants

Silver’s prodigious ability to kill bacteria hasn’t gone unnoticed by consumer product manufacturers, resulting in a growing number of household items that use silver nanoparticles to suppress bacterial populations. But these new products may unintentionally jeopardize water treatment plants, says a University of Missouri (MU) researcher who has found that the nanoparticles can destroy the […]

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Water Intake Guidelines Questioned

A meta-study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, that looked into the health effects of drinking 8 glasses of water a day revealed that most supposed benefits are not backed by solid evidence. The researchers involved say that most people do not need to worry about drinking the recommended 8 glasses […]

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California’s Water Supply Dwindling

Writing in Science Express, researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography predict a bleak future for California’s water supply because of the dwindling amount of snow in the Sierras. They say the snowpack in the Sierras has shrunk by 20 percent and average temperatures there have increased by nearly […]

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An Exoplanet With Liquid Water?

European astronomers say they have detected a distant Earth-like planet with conditions that might allow liquid water to exist. The discovery was made using the European Southern Observatory’s 3.6-m telescope and the High Accuracy Radial Velocity for Planetary Searcher (HARPS) spectrograph. Twenty light-years away orbiting the red dwarf star Gliese 581, the new exoplanet is […]

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You Can Lead A Martian Theory to Water, But…

According to researchers at Rutgers University, a geological structure, dubbed “Razorback“, filmed by the Mars rover Opportunity, is unlikely to be evidence of fluid flow as previously suspected by NASA researchers. These recent findings, published in thePhysical Review of Letters, regarding the possibility of water on Mars may show the folly in making assumptions about […]

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