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Lava samples have revealed a new truth about the geological make-up of the Earth's crust and could have implications for volcanic eruption early warning...

Concentration of microparticles in lakes reflect nearby human activity and land use

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Rapid increase in global light pollution

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Solar cells with 30-year lifetimes for power-generating windows

A new transparency-friendly solar cell design could marry high efficiencies with 30-year estimated lifetimes, new research has shown. It may pave the way for...

Species in polar regions hard hit by climate change

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False spring: Climate change may erode frogs’ ability to withstand salt pollution

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New ocean temperature data help scientists make their hot predictions

So many climate models, so little time ... A new way of measuring ocean temperatures helps scientists sort the likely from unlikely scenarios of...

New 3D-printed sensor can detect glyphosate in beverages

A newly developed, low-cost sensor can detect and accurately measure the amount of the widely used and controversial herbicide, glyphosate, in droplets of liquid...

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