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The Amazon: Nutrient-rich rainforests on useless soils

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:11:00 GMT

Rainforests in Brazil are burning. Their loss can never be restored. That's because these soils are not just infertile, they're the most nutrient-poor soils in the world — and they're unsuitable for agriculture.

Microplastics in drinking water present 'low' risk: WHO

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:05:00 GMT

The World Health Organization has said that the level of microplastic particles in drinking water isn't a major cause for concern. However, it warned that more research was needed into their effects on human health.

Virgin Galactic unveils new spaceport mission control

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:22:00 GMT

Space tourism takes another step towards reality with Virgin Galactic's mission control center. The facility aims to connect paying customers to the business of space travel before launching them into the final frontier.

Genetic research blames humans for prehistoric bear demise

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 21:08:00 GMT

A genetic study has revealed that the extinction of prehistoric cave bears was a result of human encroachment and not climate cooling, as was earlier thought. The gigantic cave bear went extinct about 20,000 years ago.

Germany most popular non-English-speaking country for students

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:01:00 GMT

Germany has become the most popular country in the world for foreign students in the non-English-speaking world. A new study released by two academic services found that students were attracted by better prospects.

Russia's nuclear-powered cruise missile, fact or fiction?

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:55:00 GMT

An explosion at a Russian military facility caused a spike in radiation levels. Some believe the incident occurred during the test of a new nuclear-powered cruise missile. What do we know about this weapon? 

Alexander von Humboldt surveying the entire world in 'Cosmos'

Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:03:00 GMT

Humboldt returned to Berlin in 1827 after working for two decades in Paris. For the next 30 years, he labored over his most ambitious project to unite everything known about the whole universe in a single work, "Cosmos."


    
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