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Brain damage in fish from plastic nanoparticles in water

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With extra sugar, leaves get fat too

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Semitransparent and flexible: Solar cells made from atomically thin sheet

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Study finds no-tillage not sufficient alone to prevent water pollution from nitrate

A new study answers a long-debated agricultural question: whether no-tillage alone is sufficient to prevent water pollution from nitrate. The answer is no.

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