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New Carbon Capture Method Turns CO2 Into Solid Rocks Within Months
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, discovery, environment, health, humans, interesting, habitat, investigation, NewTechnology, research, safety, science, scientists, society, study, technology, world )

Frans
- 18 days ago - industrytap.com
Scientists have been working for years to find out ways to suck CO2 from the atmosphere and industrial plants. The only thing stopping them in capturing the carbon was the cost involved and finding an efficient way to store or repurpose the CO2.....
Where Our Eyes Get Their Color
Science & Tech  (tags: science, humans, research, eyes, eye color, genetics, scientists, health, interesting )

Carrie
- 29 days ago - qz.com
Every time I hear about getting lost in someone's eyes, I roll my own. They're just a body part, after all. And yet the way we get our eye color is actually pretty interesting.
Stinking Poisoned Water Flows Towards Siberia From Mining City Ridder in Kazakhstan
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, humans, investigation, habitat, health )

Marty
- 55 days ago - siberiantimes.com
Omsk residents, around 1,100 kilometres from the source of the pollution at Kazzinc plant in Ridder, once called Leninogorsk, are stocking up on bottled water, evidently panicked by the impending risk as the polluted water - including cyanide - flows...
'Eye-Watering' Scale of Black Death's Impact on England Revealed | Science | The Guardian
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, Anthropology, Epidemics, Infectious Diseases, Medieval Ages, United Kingdom, Black Death, history, health, science, scientists, research )

Cat
- 63 days ago - theguardian.com
A reminder: The Black Death is still around. Thousands of volunteers have helped to uncover the full and devastating extent of the population collapse caused by the epidemic
This Is How Scientists Are Keeping ChernobylâEUR(TM)s Radiation Contained - The Washington Post
Science & Tech  (tags: Chernobyl meltdown, Nuclear Power Plants, European Union, Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, Chernobyl Ukraine, Nuclear Energy, science, technology, world, scientists, news, health, medicine, safety )

Cat
- 91 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Here's hoping the damn thing works! Engineers at Chernobyl, Ukraine, are close to installing a new state-of-the-art protective shelter over the remains of reactor no. 4, the site of the worst nuclear power plant accident in history
Nutritionally-Enhanced GM Crops? Too Bad About the Deformed Butterflies
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, GeneticEngineering, health, genetic engineering, GMOs, safety, study, world )

Kathy
- 93 days ago - theecologist.org
It looked like such a good idea: take the pressure off wild fish stocks by growing GM oilseeds that produce health-enhancing long-chain omega-3 fatty acids...
Inside the Grand Plan to Send Humans to Mars
Science & Tech  (tags: Mars, NASA., moon, Orion, SLS, space, new technology, space travel, humans, health, design, concept, discovery, astronomy, research, nasa )

Roger
- 96 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
this is a REAL project to send humans to Mars, not a gimmick like some ...
GE MOSQUITOES? Tell FDA NO!
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetic Engineering, Florida Keys, environment, mosquitoes, health, safety, ecosystems, scientists, experiment, humans )

N.
- 111 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
Imagine a company releasing millions of experimental, genetically engineered, biting insects into a populated island environment, (Florida Keys). Sounds like the plot to a new Jurassic Park, doesn't it? unfortunately, this plot is very real. Tell FDA NO!
Why Pandemics Are Our Own Damn Fault
Science & Tech  (tags: disease, food, environment, food, health, medicine, pandemics, science, travel, water )

Julie
- 111 days ago - thetyee.ca
A new book explains how clear-cutting forests, using rivers as sewers, world travel, food choices and misuse of medical advances leads to pandemics.
Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too
Science & Tech  (tags: chemicals, environment, farming, food, health, interesting, research, science, world )

Kathy
- 116 days ago - nautil.us
Most of us are familiar with the much-maligned Western diet and its mainstay of processed food products found in the middle aisles of the grocery store. Some of us beeline for the salty chips and others for the sugar-packed cereals. But we are not the...
Would You Swallow a Data-Tracking Big Pharma "Smart" Pill?
Science & Tech  (tags: Big Pharma, concept, design, Gizmos, health, medicine, NewTechnology, society, technology, world )

Kathy
- 121 days ago - naturalsociety.com
Big Pharma is spending like never before to make sure patients take their drugs. Investors recently committed $172 million for a "smart pills" being developed jointly by Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. After a pill is swallowed...
In Half Earth, E.O. Wilson Calls for a Grand Retreat
Science & Tech  (tags: Biodiversity, environment, forests, health, oceans )

Julie
- 122 days ago - nytimes.com
To save biodiversity, Dr. Wilson suggests that humans set aside roughly 50 percent of the planet as a sort of permanent preserve, undisturbed by man.
Help Stop Tuberculosis TB
Science & Tech  (tags: Tuberculosis, TB, World Community Grid, safety, science, study, research, computers, health, disease, protection, treatment, illness, interesting, news, ethics )

Mari
- 124 days ago - worldcommunitygrid.org
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's most dangerous diseases, and has plagued humans for thousands of years. About one-third of the world's population is currently infected, with 1.5 million people dying in 2014 alone, and the World Health Organization
 

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