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New hope for anxiety disorders as scientists identify key protein

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New hope for anxiety disorders as scientists identify key protein

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The findings of a new study could pave the way for new treatment for anxiety disorders. This latest study by University of Bristol researchers has identified a specific protein that appears to be critically impor...

BioLite Camp Stove – a clever little gadget!

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BioLite Camp Stove – a clever little gadget!

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After extensive user testing and field research, the BioLite team has redesigned the camp stove unit to be smaller, easier to light and more durable. The BioLite stove burns wood or other small combustible materials. ...

Robert Adams finds bag containing over $17,000 of cash hands it to bank

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Robert Adams finds bag containing over $17,000 of cash hands it to bank

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An American man has told how he found a bag containing more than $17,000 (£10,400) in cash and handed it straight over to a bank because he "wasn't raised to take money that isn't mine". Robert Adams was more th...

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...

A letter from Japan – Sendai

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A letter from Japan – Sendai

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This letter was emailed to me by a friend. (I don't know the author, but she is refered to as Janet - nothing more.) I thought it very beautiful, so decide to share it with you all. - Jeremy "Things here in Sendai...

A Social Revolution in the Himalayan Foothills

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A Social Revolution in the Himalayan Foothills

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Purkal is a small village in the foothills of the gigantic Himalayas, on the outskirts of Dehradun. Even as the surrounding regions develop, Purkal’s inhabitants, a mere 5000, largely remain dependent on activities...

Gene therapy ‘memory boost hope’

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Gene therapy ‘memory boost hope’

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A gene therapy technique which aims to ease memory problems linked to Alzheimer's Disease has been successfully tested in mice. US scientists used it to increase levels of a chemical which helps brain cells signal to...

Obama details conservation action plan

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Obama details conservation action plan

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President Barack Obama called Wednesday for a series of steps to help Americans conserve and get in touch with nature, including full funding of the $900 million Land and Water Conservation Fund for only the third ...

Obsessed with Disaster? 4 Simple Steps for Being Part of the Solution Instead of Part of the Problem

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Obsessed with Disaster? 4 Simple Steps for Being Part of the Solution Instead of Part of the Problem

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PTV has decided to reproduce this article featured in the Huffington Post as it fits into the PTV belief system:- When there are natural or manmade disasters -- even if they are half a world away -- most of us are...

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...

Green energy investment hits record global high

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Green energy investment hits record global high

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Global investment in renewable energy sources grew by 32% during 2010 to reach a record level of US$211bn (£132bn), a UN study has reported. The main growth drivers were backing for wind farms in China and roof...

Coffee, Bananas Grow Together to Fight Climate Change

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Coffee, Bananas Grow Together to Fight Climate Change

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Over the next three to four decades, temperatures in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa are expected to rise about two degrees Celsius. Scientists say without immediate innovations in farming, crops will be d...

Great news for chimpanzees

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Great news for chimpanzees

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The Republic of Congo has formally expanded Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to protect an increasingly rare treasure: one of Africa's most pristine forests and a population of 'naïve' chimpanzees with so little exposur...

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...

Deforestation in Africa’s Congo Basin rainforest slows

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Deforestation in Africa’s Congo Basin rainforest slows

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Tree loss in one of the world's largest rainforests has slowed, a study suggests. Satellite images of Africa's Congo Basin reveal that deforestation has fallen by about a third since 2000. Researchers believe this...

Thailand Uses Technology, Rangers to Protect Wild Tigers

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Thailand Uses Technology, Rangers to Protect Wild Tigers

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In the coming days, the 13 nations that are home to wild tigers will meet in Moscow (Nov. 21-24) to seek ways to protect the big cats. They will be looking at different programs, such as one that Thai officials hop...

Central Africa: four-nation ‘sting’ operation busts wildlife smuggling ring

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Central Africa: four-nation ‘sting’ operation busts wildlife smuggling ring

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Conservationists hail breakthrough in regional co-operation to fight illegal traffic in ivory, parrots, skins and live animals. Sting operations by wildlife activists in central Africa have broken up highly organis...

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...

Mice baldness reversed

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Mice baldness reversed

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Mouse researchers conducting stress hormone experiments have stumbled onto a surprising new discovery — a potential treatment for hair loss. Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Vetera...

West Africa Explores Ways to Mitigate Climate Change’s Effects

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West Africa Explores Ways to Mitigate Climate Change’s Effects

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From eroding coastline to depleted fish stocks, the effects of climate change are being felt along West Africa's coast and governments and environmental groups are coming together to talk about what can be done to ...