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Selecting the right house plant could improve indoor air

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http://www.enn.com — Indoor air pollution is an important environmental threat to human health, leading to symptoms of "sick building syndrome." But researchers report that surrounding oneself with certain house plants could combat the potentially harmful effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a main category of these pollutants. Interestingly, they found that certain plants are better at removing particular h Read More
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New electrical energy storage material shows its power

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http://www.enn.com — A powerful new material developed by Northwestern University chemist William Dichtel and his research team could one day speed up the charging process of electric cars and help increase their driving range.An electric car currently relies on a complex interplay of both batteries and supercapacitors to provide the energy it needs to go places, but that could change."Our material combines the best Read More
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Human-Driven Warming Started Nearly 200 Years Ago, Study Finds

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The signal of human-driven warming can be detected as far back as the 1830s, a new study finds. Read More
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Soft, Rubbery 'Octobot' Can Move Without Batteries

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http://feedproxy.google.com — A rubbery little "octobot" is the first robot made completely from soft parts, according to a new study. The tiny, squishy guy also doesn’t need batteries or wires of any kind, and runs on a liquid fuel. Read More
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Nicer Up North: Canadians Top Americans in Altruism

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The rumors are true: Canadians are nicer than Americans are, at least if returning lost letters is any indicator of niceness, new research finds. Read More
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Proxima Centauri's Alien Planet Closer Than You Think - With Right Spacecraft | Video

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Our search for life beyond Earth has a new target - Proxima Centauri b. The potentially Earth-like planet in the habitable zone of our closest stellar neighbor could be reached in a little over 20 years by Breakthrough Starshot's nanocrafts. Read More
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Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized alien world around the star Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from our own solar system. Read More
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Who's Really Happier: Young People or Older People?

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http://feedproxy.google.com — A new study looks at people's psychological well-being across the adult life span. Read More
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Molecular signature shows plants are adapting to increasing atmospheric CO2

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Plants are adapting to increasing atmospheric CO2 according to a new study.The research provides insight into the long-term impacts of rising CO2 and the implications for global food security and nature conservation. Read More
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Endangered Cuban solenodon evolved after the extinction of dinosaurs

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — The Caribbean islands form a natural laboratory for the study of evolution due to their unique biological and geological features. There has been heated discussion since the early 20th century on how species appeared on the islands. The Cuban solenodon is a small, rare, endangered animal, belonging to the mammalian order Eulipotyphla. It is a mole-like nocturnal animal with a long snout that feed Read More
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Human footprint surprisingly outpaced by population and economic growth

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth. Read More
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