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Halogen lightbulb sales to be banned in UK under climate change plans

BBC Sciences - Environment - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 17:01
The ban this year would help to cut 1.26 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year, the government says.

Solar eclipse: Shetland 'will be best place in UK for view'

BBC Sciences - Environment - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 15:52
The Northern Isles followed by Lochinver are expected to have the country's best view of the moon partially obscuring the sun.

Chilean polymath Humberto Maturana remembered

Nature.com - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 08 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01524-8

Chilean polymath Humberto Maturana remembered

Indigenous lands: make Brazil stop mining to secure US deal

Nature.com - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 08 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01522-w

Indigenous lands: make Brazil stop mining to secure US deal

From the archive

Nature.com - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 08 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01516-8

Nature’s pages feature a book about mammals in 1971, and discuss obtaining scientific publications from abroad in 1921.

Diagnostic genomic laboratories should share their data

Nature.com - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 08 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01523-9

Diagnostic genomic laboratories should share their data

Scientists — be political in the good times, not just the bad

Nature.com - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 08 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01521-x

Scientists — be political in the good times, not just the bad

The replication crisis won’t be solved with broad brushstrokes

Nature.com - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 08 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01509-7

A cookie-cutter strategy to reform science will cause resentment, not improvement.

Climate policy models need to get real about people — here’s how

Nature.com - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 08 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01500-2

To predict how society and political systems might actually respond to warming, upgrade integrated assessment models.

Scientists say new dinosaur species is largest found in Australia

BBC Sciences - Environment - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 20:10
The Australotitan grew up to 30m (96ft) long and is among the largest dinosaurs found worldwide.

Amazon-dwellers lived sustainably for 5,000 years

BBC Sciences - Environment - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 19:48
Indigenous people lived sustainably in the tropical Amazon rainforest for more than 5,000 years, a study shows.

Clever biomolecular labelling enables identification of immune cells

Science Daily News - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 18:22
Biomolecules regulate the biological functions inside every living cell. If scientists can understand the molecular mechanisms, then it is possible to detect severe dysfunction. At a molecular level, this can be achieved with fluorescent markers that are incorporated into the respective biomolecules. Researchers are now able to show that a complex of manganese makes it possible to conveniently label certain biomolecules.
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Defying body clock linked to depression and lower wellbeing

Science Daily News - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 18:22
People whose sleep pattern goes against their natural body clock are more likely to have depression and lower levels of wellbeing, according to a large-scale new study.
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Massive plankton blooms with very different ecosystem impacts

Science Daily News - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 18:22
"The big mystery about plankton is what controls its distribution and abundance, and what conditions lead to big plankton blooms," according to the author of a new study. Researchers explore this question and provide examples of conditions that lead to massive plankton blooms with vastly different potential impacts on the ecosystem.
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New drug-formulation method may lead to smaller pills

Science Daily News - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 18:22
Chemical engineers have devised a simpler process for incorporating hydrophobic drugs into tablets or other drug formulations, using nanoemulsions. With this method, it may be possible to make many pills smaller and easier to swallow.
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Climate change a bigger threat to landscape biodiversity than emerald ash borer

Science Daily News - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 18:22
Despite the devastating impact the emerald ashborer beetle has had on forests in the eastern and midwestern parts of the U.S., climate change will have a much larger and widespread impact on these landscapes through the end of the century, according to researchers.
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Monoclonal antibody prevents HIV infection in monkeys, study finds

Science Daily News - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 18:22
The experimental, lab-made antibody leronlimab can completely prevent nonhuman primates from being infected with the monkey form of HIV, new research shows. The results will inform a future human clinical trial evaluating leronlimab as a potential pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, therapy to prevent human infection from the virus that causes AIDS.
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A breakthrough in the physics of blood clotting

Science Daily News - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 18:22
Understanding the physics of clot contraction could potentially lead to new ways to treat bleeding problems and clotting problems.
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Stabilizing gassy electrolytes could make ultra-low temperature batteries safer

Science Daily News - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 18:22
A new technology could dramatically improve the safety and performance of lithium-ion batteries that operate with gas electrolytes at ultra-low temperatures. By keeping electrolytes from vaporizing, the technology can prevent pressure buildup inside the battery that leads to swelling and explosions.
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Plants get a faster start to their day than we think

Science Daily News - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 18:22
To describe something as slow and boring we might say it's 'like watching grass grow', but scientists studying the early morning activity of plants have found they make a rapid start to their day - within minutes of dawn.
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