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Air pollution linked to risk of 'silent' miscarriage: study

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:00:00 GMT

China's extraordinarily high level of air pollution has been linked to premature deaths, respiratory illnesses and even reduced happiness. Now, a new study shows how "silent" miscarriages could be another consequence.

New Ebola vaccine brings hope to DR Congo

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:33:00 GMT

Many in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been waiting for this moment: A new vaccine to battle the Ebola outbreak is about to be released. It could reach broader parts of the population than earlier attempts.

I finally quit smoking cigarettes and it's paying off health-wise

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:07:00 GMT

I lit my last cigarette eight weeks ago. In this short amount time, not only have great things happened to my body, but also my psyche. What really goes on inside the human body after that last cigarette is butted out?

Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded for the development of lithium-ion batteries

Wed, 9 Oct 2019 09:48:00 GMT

John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their development of lithium-ion batteries. The batteries are found in everything from watches to automobiles.

Nobel Prize for Physics winners reveal secrets of space

Tue, 8 Oct 2019 15:35:00 GMT

Between the deeply mystifying, intangible stuff — dark energy and dark matter — and the similarly complex, yet tangible findings — exoplanets — 2019's winners bring us ever closer to grasping our place in the universe.

Bolivians protest over lithium deal with German company

Tue, 8 Oct 2019 03:47:00 GMT

Locals are demanding more benefits from a planned German lithium project. The raw material is key to expanding battery cell production for electric cars.

Nobel Prize for Medicine winners uncover 'a fundamental mechanism of life'

Mon, 7 Oct 2019 15:42:00 GMT

Oxygen's role in sustaining life may be a central tenet of modern biology, but at its root is immense molecular complexity. In uncovering such mechanisms, the 2019 Nobel winners show how we adapt to oxygen deficiency.

Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded for discovery of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen

Mon, 7 Oct 2019 09:33:00 GMT

William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their discovery of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.

Asleep at the wheel: Driving while drowsy can be deadly

Tue, 1 Oct 2019 15:00:00 GMT

Falling asleep at the wheel can have dire consequences not only for drivers, but other road users. A recent study shows just who is at risk and what’s causing it.

Scientists discover water on planet outside solar system

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:53:00 GMT

Astronomers have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of the exoplanet K2-18b. They say it is the first planet beyond earth that has the potential to support life.

How can a battery catch fire?

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Lithium ion battery packs are small and light and of the highest quality available, so they're popular with the electronics industry. But the Samsung Note 7 disaster raises questions: how risky are they?

Batteries are hitting physical limits

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 05:23:00 GMT

The performance of today's lithium-ion batteries can't be improved much further. Grand hopes for the future of e-vehicles now depend on driving down battery prices and on prototype silicon-air super-batteries.


    
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