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2011 Chelsea Flower Show to unveil sustainable rain garden

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2011 Chelsea Flower Show to unveil sustainable rain garden

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A sustainable rain garden designed to capture every drop of water that falls onto it has been unveiled as one of the leading attractions at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. Working on the project is Newcastle Univer...

Key enzyme might have been discovered in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

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Key enzyme might have been discovered in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

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The previously incurable Huntington’s disease, which gradually impairs a person’s ability to function due to a degeneration of nerve cells, might be in the reach of a treatment, a UK study found. Huntington’s disea...

How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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Researchers are investigating whether social media could be used to track an event or phenomenon, such as flu outbreaks and rainfall rates. Social networks, such as Facebook and microblogging services like Twitte...

Venus to put on Sun spectacular

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Venus to put on Sun spectacular

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Planet Venus is set to move across the face of the Sun as viewed from Earth. The more than six-and-a-half-hour transit, which starts just after 22:00 GMT (23:00 BST) on Tuesday is a very rare astronomical phenomeno...

Mitsubishi Getting Serious About Electrification, Will Launch 8 New Models in Next 5 Years

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Mitsubishi Getting Serious About Electrification, Will Launch 8 New Models in Next 5 Years

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Transitioning Away from the Internal Combustion Engine Mitsubishi, the maker of the lovely electric Jellybean (aka the i-MiEV electric car), has plans to introduce 8 hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and battery...

Australia setting up world’s largest marine preserve

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Australia setting up world’s largest marine preserve

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Australia moved to set up the world's biggest marine park on Friday to protect vast areas of the Coral Sea off the country's northeast coast and the site of fierce naval battles during World War Two. Environment ...

Early nutrition has a long-term metabolic impact

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Early nutrition has a long-term metabolic impact

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Nutrition during the first days or weeks of life may have long-term consequences on health, potentially via a phenomenon known as the metabolic programming effect, according to a study to be presented at the Pediat...

You’re Hired! Charity benefits as students show business flair for ten pounds challenge

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You’re Hired! Charity benefits as students show business flair for ten pounds challenge

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Students who were challenged to use creativity and business sense to raise as much money as possible from a £10 sum, have raised hundreds more and donated much of it to charity. The students at the University of ...

Brisk walking can benefit men with early-stage prostate cancer, study suggests

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Brisk walking can benefit men with early-stage prostate cancer, study suggests

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Men with early-stage prostate cancer may benefit from walking briskly for at least three hours per week, US scientists have found. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Harvard School...

Serengeti road cancelled

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Serengeti road cancelled

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In what is a victory for environmentalists, scientists, tourism, and the largest land migration on Earth, the Tanzanian government has cancelled a road that would have cut through the northern portion of the Sereng...

Human lung stem cell discovered

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Human lung stem cell discovered

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For the first time, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have identified a human lung stem cell that is self-renewing and capable of forming and integrating multiple biological structures of the lung i...

Gates donates $750 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria

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Gates donates $750 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria

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Davos, Switzerland (CNN) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will inject $750 million into the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced Thursday at the W...

Rare hazel pot beetle colony found thriving in Sherwood Forest

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Rare hazel pot beetle colony found thriving in Sherwood Forest

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A thriving colony of one of England's rarest beetles the hazel pot beetle - has been found hiding out in Sherwood Forest. The study raises hopes that with careful management, a species that is all but extinct in t...

Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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YouTube singing star Rebecca Black is using her overnight fame for a good cause. The 13-year-old singer, who touched off a nerve with her budget hit, "Friday," told Us magazine she will donate the profits of her iT...

World’s First Hybrid Tugboat Reduces Emissions at California Ports

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World’s First Hybrid Tugboat Reduces Emissions at California Ports

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Carbon emissions at sea have received more attention over the last decade. Ports, especially, can have a negative impact on air quality in the populated areas that surround them. The many emissions sources at por...

Speak up for children at Rio+20 Earth summit

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Speak up for children at Rio+20 Earth summit

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Rachel Hall was part of a Unicef UK group that prepared a list of priorities that young people want to be taken up at the summit. She explains what they expect from world leaders Like many young people, I take th...

California says yes to molten solar

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California says yes to molten solar

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The California Energy Commission has approved a permit for SolarReserve to build a 150-megawatt solar plant that uses molten salt to store energy, the company announced Wednesday. The Santa Monica, Calif.-...

Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Psychologists have discovered that paying great attention to the food we eat at lunchtime can reduce snacking in the afternoon. Their study at the University of Birmingham was carried out with three groups of par...

Microloan Foundation attempts world record for longest line of pennies

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Microloan Foundation attempts world record for longest line of pennies

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A world record-breaking attempt for the longest line of pennies is to help poor women in Africa start their own businesses. The Guinness World Record for the longest line of coins ever laid is currently held by F...

Bolivia Set to Pass Historic ‘Law of Mother Earth’ Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans

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Bolivia Set to Pass Historic ‘Law of Mother Earth’ Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans

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With the cooperation of politicians and grassroots organizations, Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans. The piece of legislation, call...