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Scientists create tomatoes genetically edited to bolster vitamin D levels

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Scientists have created genetically edited tomatoes, each containing as much provitamin D3 – the precursor to vitamin D – as two eggs or a tablespoon of tuna. Outdoor field trials of the tomatoes are expected to begi...

We will see more cases of monkeypox, warn British scientists

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Scientists have warned that they expect monkeypox cases to continue to rise this week as more infected people are traced by health authorities. More than 90 cases have already been reported in Europe, the US and Austr...

Pollution responsible for one in six deaths across planet, scientists warn

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Pollution is killing 9 million people a year, a review has found, making it responsible for one in six of all deaths. Toxic air and contaminated water and soil “is an existential threat to human health and planetary h...

Disease-resistant pigs and oily plants – why UK scientists seek to alter food genes

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On 24 July 2019, Boris Johnson stood outside 10 Downing Street and delivered his first speech as prime minister. Among the many pledges he made was a promise that he was going “to liberate the UK’s extraordinary biosc...

South Africa’s April floods made twice as likely by climate crisis, scientists say

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The massive and deadly floods that struck South Africa in April were made twice as likely and more intense by global heating, scientists have calculated. The research demonstrates that the climate emergency is resulti...

‘Holy cow’: scientists successfully grow plants in moon soil for the first time

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For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by Nasa’s Apollo astronauts. Researchers had no idea if anything would sprout in the harsh moon dirt and wanted to see if it could be us...

Climate limit of 1.5C close to being broken, scientists warn

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The year the world breaches for the first time the 1.5C global heating limit set by international governments is fast approaching, a new forecast shows. The probability of one of the next five years surpassing the lim...

Crumbly curlew eggs may pose another threat to species, say UK scientists

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A scientist has started a national investigation into curlews, after noticing in a small-scale study that some of the eggs being laid by the endangered birds were unusually fragile and crumbly. If it emerges that the ...

Certain gut microbes may affect stroke risk and severity, scientists find

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Scientists have identified specific groups of gut microbes that could increase or decrease someone’s risk of suffering the most common type of stroke. The research, presented at the European Stroke Organisation Confer...

Using geoengineering to slow global heating risks malaria rise, say scientists

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Geoengineering to prevent the worst impacts of climate breakdown could expose up to a billion more people to malaria, scientists have found. The report, published in Nature Communications, is the first assessment of h...

Scientists hope to broadcast DNA and Earth’s location for curious aliens

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“Even if the aliens are short, dour and sexually obsessed,” the late cosmologist Carl Sagan once mused, “if they’re here, I want to know about them.” Driven by the same mindset, a Nasa-led team of international scient...

Psilocybin for depression could help brain break out of a rut, scientists say

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The psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms helps to open up depressed people’s brains and make them less fixed in negative thinking patterns, research suggests. According to the findings, psilocybin makes the b...

Scientists have just told us how to solve the climate crisis – will the world listen?

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Amid the triple crisis of the war in Ukraine, the still-raging pandemic and escalating inflation, climate scientists have just pulled off a truly impressive achievement. They have stood firm and persuaded the world’s ...

Scientists sound alarm at US regulator’s new ‘forever chemicals’ definition

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) department responsible for protecting the public from toxic substances is working under a new definition of PFAS “forever chemicals” that excludes some of their widely used co...

Scientists develop a moving, shape-shifting magnetic slime – video

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Scientists have created a magnetic slime that is capable of squeezing through narrow spaces, encircling smaller objects and healing itself. The slime can be controlled by magnets and can act as both a solid and a liqu...

Scientists creating universal e-scooter sound to help pedestrians detect them

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A universal sound for e-scooters is being developed by scientists at the University of Salford working with the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) to help pedestrians hear the oncoming vehicles. The sile...

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