Seal sculpture made from Essex beach plastic rubbish

The plastic waste collected from one beach is "the tip of the iceberg", the artist says.

BBC Science News | Aug. 25, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: environment nature seals recycling walton-on-the-naze

Rivers used as 'open sewers', says WWF charity

The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.

By Daniel Wainwright & Paul Bradshaw | Aug. 22, 2019
~9 mins |

Tags:  environment  rivers  anglian-water  water-pollution  river-thames  severn-trent  northumbrian-water  environment-agency  world-wildlife-fund-for-nature-wwf  water

Harvard astronomer shows exoplanet has no atmosphere

Led by Laura Kreidberg, a Clay Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a new study shows that LHS 3844b, a terrestrial exoplanet orbiting a small sun 48.6 light-years away, has no detectable atmosphere

Juan Siliezar | Aug. 20, 2019 | harvard
~4 mins   

Tags: science-technology california-institute-of-technology harvard-smithsonian-center-for-astrophysics laura-kreidberg m-dwarfs massachusetts-institute-of-technology nasas-transiting-exoplanet-satellite-survey-tess nature planet-lhs-3844b stanford-university university-of-maryland university-of-texas-at-austin vanderbilt-university

Green in cities gives mental health a boost

Contact with nature can boost well-being and help address mental illness. A new tool could help city planners integrate these benefits into cities.

Michelle Ma-Washington | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine cities emotions mental-health nature

Harvard researchers create DNA ‘propellers’

Understanding how DNA and proteins interact — or fail to — could help answer fundamental biological questions about human health and disease.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy | July 19, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology biomechanics biotechnology cell-biology chemistry dna micromachines microscopy molecular-biology nanotechnology nature optics xiaowei-zhuang

Harvard’s Extavour debunks old hypotheses on insect eggs

Biology Professor Cassandra G. Extavour debunks old hypotheses about form and function on insect eggs using new big-data tool

Clea Simon | July 3, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: health-medicine bruno-as-de-medieros cassandra-extavour clea-simon ecology egg-shape evolution fas molecular-and-cellular-biology museum-of-comparative-zoology nature organismic-and-evolutionary-biology samuel-church seth-donoughe

Harvard researchers present nanowire devices update

A new technique speeds creation of nanowire devices, boosting research into what’s happening inside cells.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy | July 2, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology anqi-zhang artificial-intelligence brain charles-m-lieber chemistry medical-technology nanotechnology nature-nanotechnology

Rhino release: European parks bring animals to Rwanda

Five critically endangered rhinos from European zoos are flown to Rwanda to be released into the wild.

By Victoria Gill | June 25, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: wildlife environment nature rhinos rwanda conservation

British orchids thriving in Dunstable Downs 'sunken trails'

Eight species of British orchid are flourishing on historical sheep-driving pathways.

BBC Science News | June 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: nature luton dunstable sharpenhoe

Researchers propose ‘machine behavior’ field could blend AI, social sciences

Researchers propose a new field of study — “machine behavior” — to look at artificial intelligence through the lens of biology, economics, psychology, and other behavioral and social sciences.

Leah Burrows | June 7, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology artificial-intelligence behavioral-science david-parkes facebook google harvard harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences herbert-simon microsoft mit nature san-diego seas social-sciences stanford university-of-california

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