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House plants can improve indoor air

Selecting the right house plant could improve indoor air 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… read more

6 Deadly Factors Impacting the Environment, and Wh..

In the time that it has taken you to read this sentence, you have fallen through an eternal expanse of stars at approximately 460 metres a second. Clinging to a green and blue ball of rock awash in this endless… read more

Ice algae: The engine of life in the central Arcti..

Algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed. In a new study, biologists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)… read more

Abu Dhabi project uses sand to store solar power

Researchers in Abu Dhabi are testing a pilot device that can store solar energy in sand to improve the efficiency of power plants and provide energy at night. The technology, developed at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, uses… read more

Temperature helps drive the emergence of different..

Like people, animals have personalities. And their personalities differ, sometimes hugely, on traits like shyness and aggressiveness. Among the big questions are where those differences come from, why they exist, and how they are maintained. Now researchers from the University… read more