“We must not be complacent” Scientists warn the GBR could be dead within the next 15 years News Science 

“We must not be complacent”: Scientists warn the GBR could be dead within the next 15 years

For the first time in 30 years, scientists have found a new species of coral. The discovery came as a scientific team from the Great Barrier Reef Legacy was monitoring the health of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and how corals were responding to the major bleaching events that have befallen the world’s largest living structure. Fittingly, Dr Charlie Veron, known... Read More
Germany’s war on coal has resulted in a historic win for renewables News Science Technology 

Germany’s war on coal has resulted in a historic win for renewables

The Ruhr Valley in Germany carried the European nation’s economy for much of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Its steel works and large coal deposits made it one of the continent’s biggest industrial areas – next year, it will slip the key under the door and shut production for good. Bottrop, a city of 5.5 million that has long served... Read More
human space exploration Science Technology 

Human space exploration, what are the holdbacks?

Space. The final frontier… Star Trek sure knew how to make people dream about interstellar space travel, and although we may still be lightyears away from travelling to the far corners of our galaxy, NASA and SpaceX have recently announced their plans for several manned missions to Mars, reviving many aspirations for further space travel. But how far can we... Read More
plastic bottles, chemicals bpa News Science 

Chemical found in plastic water bottles and food preparation linked to several health risks

Plastic bottles have been at the forefront of testing and quality control ever since it became known that certain containers had a tendency to leach chemicals into the water it was holding. Over the years several leading universities, including the University of Cincinnati (2008 ) and Harvard (2009) have published studies linking the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic... Read More
Stem cell research News Science 

Stem cell research: the debate continues to rage

The list of medical or scientific endeavours mired in controversy is fairly short, but stem cell research and related therapy are some of the most contentious issues in modern science. Simply, stem cell therapy involves the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition, a form of this type of treatment involves bone marrow transplant –... Read More

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