”BUY ONE GET ONE FREE”: UK TO RESTRICT PROMOTION OF UNHEALTHY FOOD

Mon 28 December 2020: Britain is set to ban ”buy one get one free” promotions for food which is high in fat, sugar, and salt content. In addition, the country is set to ban free refills of sugary soft drinks in restaurants starting April 2022.  The government on Monday announced that this constitutes its bigger […]

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BACTERIA CAN TRAVEL FROM ONE CONTINENT TO ANOTHER “HIDDEN” IN ATMOSPHERIC DUST: STUDY

Mon 14 December 2020: Some bacteria can travel from one continent to another ”hidden” in atmospheric dust, according to a new study which says these microbes may not only affect human and animal health, but also impact climate and ecosystems. The research, published in the journal Atmospheric Research, deciphered the mystery of the transport of […]

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BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IS MASSIVELY IMPORTANT TO HUMAN HAPPINESS, LARGE STUDY FINDS

Fri 11 December 2020: Spending time in nature has long been known as important to human well-being. And now, with people cooped up in their houses due to the pandemic, the allure of natural environments is stronger than ever. In a new study, conducted at Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, the iDiv, and the University of Kiel, […]

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STUDY DECODES IMMUNE SYSTEM’S REQUIREMENTS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19

Sun 06 December 2020: Boston: Scientists have assessed the novel coronavirus infection in monkeys and found that the immune system’s T-Cells may contribute to protection against the virus if antibody responses are suboptimal, an advance which may aid in the development of vaccines and therapeutics for COVID-19. The study, published in the journal Nature, shed […]

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HOW PLANTS COMPETE FOR UNDERGROUND REAL ESTATE AFFECTS CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD PRODUCTION

Sat 05 December 2020: You might have observed plants competing for sunlight — the way they stretch upwards and outwards to block each other’s access to the sun’s rays — but out of sight, another type of competition is happening underground. In the same way that you might change the way you forage for free […]

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USING TAP WATER IN AN ULTRASONIC HUMIDIFIER MAY BE POLLUTING YOUR AIR: STUDY

Fri 27 November 2020: As Albertans prepare for the cold, dry winter months ahead, many people are using ultrasonic or cool-mist humidifiers in their homes. But using anything other than distilled water may be polluting the air in your home, according to new research by University of Alberta chemists. “Our study showed that operating an […]

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ALUMINUM – AN EXTRAORDINARY METAL, OR A SILENT KILLER?

Thu 26 November 2020: Aluminum – the material that severely transformed the world around us by solving many problems, from structural engineering to spaceflight or food packaging. Nowadays, we take aluminum for granted, because it has a broad range of applications in almost all parts of our everyday life, from healthcare to transportation. Yet, the […]

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COLD PLASMA CAN KILL CORONAVIRUS ON COMMON SURFACES IN SECONDS

Tue 24 November 2020: UCLA engineers and scientists have demonstrated that treatments with near-room-temperature, cold atmospheric plasma can kill the coronavirus present on a variety of surfaces in as little as 30 seconds. A study detailing the research, which was published this month in the journal Physics of Fluids, is the first time cold plasma has […]

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