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'Coffee-ring effect' harnessed to provide rapid, low-cost analysis of tap water

"What's in your water?" has become an increasingly fraught question for many people in the U.S. and around the world. Getting the answer isn't always easy or cheap. Today, scientists are reporting that they are using the familiar "coffee-ring effect" to analyze multiple components in a single drop of water easily, quickly and cheaply. Show More Summary

Heritability of behavioural tolerance to high CO2 in a coral reef fish is masked by nonadaptive phenotypic plasticity

Previous studies have demonstrated limited potential for acclimation of adversely affected olfactory behaviours in reef fishes under elevated CO2, indicating that genetic adaptation will be required to maintain behavioural performance in the future. Show More Summary

Low-calorie pizza and burgers won’t fix our child obesity crisis

The latest push to tackle growing waistlines among England's children is a call to cut calories in junk food. It won't work wonders, warns Tom Sanders

EU could retain fishing rights in UK waters after Brexit

LONDON — Chancellor Philip Hammond wants the UK to share its territorial waters with the European Union in order to gain leverage in negotiations on trade. Hammond's plans are a direct contradiction of the environment secretary Michael...Show More Summary

Norway Removes Greenpeace Ship From Statoil Arctic Drill Site

Authored by Zainab Calcuttawala via, Norway’s coast guard has removed Greenpeace protestors from a safety zone near Statoil drilling operations in the Korpfjell field of the Barents Sea, according to a new report in theShow More Summary

Turning human waste into plastic, nutrients could aid long-distance space travel

Imagine you're on your way to Mars, and you lose a crucial tool during a spacewalk. Not to worry, you'll simply re-enter your spacecraft and use some microorganisms to convert your urine and exhaled carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemicals to make a new one. That's one of the ultimate goals of scientists who are developing ways to make long space trips feasible.

More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer

35 minutes agoHealth : Well

Younger Americans aren’t just getting cancer diagnoses earlier. They are dying of colorectal cancer at slightly higher rates than in previous decades, and no one really knows why.

A perspective for reducing environmental impacts of mussel culture in Algeria

Purpose In Algeria, the Ministry of Fisheries and Halieutic Resources has designed a strategic plan for the development of marine aquaculture for the years 2015–2025, which aims at expanding the annual production of Mediterranean mussel from less than 150 metric tonnes year?1 in 2013 to 7600 metric tonnes year?1 in 2025. Show More Summary

The first ‘Shenmue III’ teaser is comfortably familiar

There's plenty of big news flowing out from this year's Gamescom. Although the Xbox One X has dominated the headlines thus far, some other fan-favorite games are also vying for space at the event. Among them, the long-awaited Shenmue III. Today, eager gamers are finally being treated to actual footage from the title. Source: PlayStation blog

Confession of a Lazy Keyboard-Monitor Activist

Heather Heyer was a woman who took selfies, used Facebook, and was not atypical of her age and interests. The post Confession of a Lazy Keyboard-Monitor Activist appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Quake kills at least two on Italian holiday island, tourists flee

37 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - An earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, collapsing buildings, killing at least two people and injuring dozens, officials said. Television images showed about six buildings in the town of Casamicciola including a church had collapsed in the quake, which hit at 8:57 p.m. Show More Summary

GMO Crop Yields Uncertain in Warming Climates According to New Research

The world's population is expected to increase to just under 10 billion by 2050. Food production must be smart, efficient and sustainable say scientists, and new research suggest it's agroecology, not genetic engineering, that has the best tools at hand for providing enough food for hungry populations.

How to ruin your buyer’s agent reputation in 5 easy steps

Almost all real estate agents belong to at least one Facebook group where a few times a week, a listing agent is so hopping mad he or she has to vent or his or her head might actually explode...

The Internet Reacts To Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6

Did you have a lot to say about this week's episode of Game Of Thrones (which I'm sure you didn't watch last week, right)? Best episode ever, worst episode ever, I'm pretty sure we can at least agree that it was certainly An Episode. Here's some of the best tweets about the bombshell that was Beyond The Wall. More »      

How The Far Right Became An Ethnic Minority

It’s no accident that white nationalists and their fellow travelers have appropriated the language of civil rights movements. When Google fired the writer of a controversial document, in which he insisted that the company’s lack of female...Show More Summary

Inexpensive Homemade Pottery Tool Makes Even Decoration a Cinch

40 minutes agoArts / Ceramics : Ceramic Arts Daily

A few months ago, I shared a great tip for a measuring device called a Dividing Web. This tool is quite handy for making precise repeated decoration all the way  … The post Inexpensive Homemade Pottery Tool Makes Even Decoration a Cinch appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

This App Tracks Political Ads To See Who Is Targeting Your Vote–And Why

Who Targets Me is a U.K.-based project that monitors your Facebook feed to see which parties and candidates are trying to influence your vote. Their goal is to increase transparency in election advertising, and to keep a lasting record...Show More Summary

New Battlefield 1 patch adds Lupkow Pass map, makes horses more reliable

40 minutes agoEntertainment / Video Games : VG247

DICE dropped a Battlefield 1 patch yesterday as soon as the EA gamescom 2017 show ended. You may remember mentions of the Lupkow Pass map during the live show. The map, part of the upcoming In the Name of the Tsar expansion, was made available to Premium members overnight. Lupkow Pass joined a number of […]

Lidl is now more popular than Waitrose

LONDON — Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK's seventh biggest supermarket, according to a new consumer survey. Data from Kantar Worldpanel shows German discounter Lidl grew its market share by 0.7 percentage points to a record high of 5.2% in the 12 weeks to August 13%. Show More Summary

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