Parks not only safe, but essential during the pandemic, study finds

Parks played an important role for people seeking respite from the toll of social isolation during the pandemic, and according to new research, they...

Engineered bacteria show promise for sustainable biofuel industry

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An enzyme system for the hydrogen industry

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Study of ancient corals in Indonesia reveals slowest earthquake ever recorded

A 'slow-motion' earthquake lasting 32 years - the slowest ever recorded - eventually led to the catastrophic 1861 Sumatra earthquake, researchers have found.

Residential coal use in China results in many premature deaths, models indicate

Coal combustion by power plants and industry pollutes the air, causing many governments to implement mitigation actions and encourage cleaner forms of energy. Now,...

Nature has enormous potential to fight climate change and biodiversity loss in the UK

A new report details how nature can be a powerful ally in responding to the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

Strong quake, small tsunami

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Zoo YouTube videos prioritize entertainment over education

YouTube channels run by zoos focus on entertainment over education, according to a new study.

Bone-deep: Mineral found in human bone can help fight toxic organic compounds

Many industrial processes emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are hazardous to human health. In a new study, scientists tailor the catalytic activity of...

Nature draws out a happy place for children

Young children in deprived areas see nature and outdoor spaces as being associated with 'happy places', according to a new study.

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