We know that plastic pollution is a major problem for the world’s oceans, but scientists just discovered a new way that discarded microplastics are making their way out of the water and into other food chains – through mosquitoes. What’s happening is mosquito larvae are ingesting microplastics as water-dwelling larvae, and those plastic particles are
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Why is communication with physicians & and healthcare providers (clinictions as well as general staff) so difficult? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by David Chan, MD from UCLA, Stanford oncology fellowship, on Quora: People have an unrealistic
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin An artist’s rendering of the AI. SpaceFactory MARSHA habitat.AI. SpaceFactory This is part three of a three-part series on Martian infrastructure. You can read Part One on Martian communications infrastructure here and Part Two on resource development on Mars here. You’re an astronaut living and working
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Scientists in Japan made progress recently in the quest to combat infertility, creating the precursor to a human egg cell in a dish from nothing but a woman’s blood cells. The research is an important step toward what scientists call a “game-changing” technology that has the potential to transform reproduction. The primitive reproductive cell the
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Are addictions a byproduct of evolution, or do they serve a purpose? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Franklin Veaux, entrepreneur, on Quora: Addictions are a byproduct of chemical warfare. Plants evolved chemicals like caffeine, opioids, nicotine,
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BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) – From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth’s last frontiers – the sea floor – to discover more about valuable minerals vital in the manufacture of smartphones. FILE PHOTO: A bastnaesite mineral containing rare earth is pictured at a laboratory of Yasuhiro Kato, an associate professor
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For centuries, humans have endeavoured to discover and describe the sum of Earth’s biological diversity. Scientists and naturalists have catalogued species from all continents and oceans, from the depths of Earth’s crust to the highest mountains, and from the most remote jungles to our most populated cities. This grand effort sheds light on the forms
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