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New hope for memory loss in old age, with study into potential new drug treatment

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New hope for memory loss in old age, with study into potential new drug treatment

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Memory loss can be one of the most distressing effects of getting older, but there's new hope from researchers who have discovered a compound that could be used to create drugs to help prevent memory loss linked to...

Gene therapy ‘treats’ Parkinson’s disease

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Gene therapy ‘treats’ Parkinson’s disease

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Treating Parkinson's disease with gene therapy has been shown to be successful in clinical trials for the first time, say US researchers. The illness causes uncontrolled shaking, stiffness and slow movement as part...

Germany sells vision for ‘green toys’ to world

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Germany sells vision for ‘green toys’ to world

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NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) - The hottest 'green' toy in Germany isn't made of organic or recycled materials. That's so 2010. This one has a solar panel and only runs if kids remember to insert bright red 'energy stone...

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...

Study suggests ageing in the central nervous system of Multiple Sclerosis patients can be reversed

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Study suggests ageing in the central nervous system of Multiple Sclerosis patients can be reversed

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New research highlights the possibility of reversing ageing in the central nervous system for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. As we get older, our bodies' ability to regenerate decreases.  This is not only true ...

Obama to add solar panels to White House

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Obama to add solar panels to White House

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This from the BBC:- US President Barack Obama is to install solar panels on the White House roof, a move lauded by climate activists as symbolic of the nation's energy future. The panels will heat the Obamas' ...

Warm weather sees boom in UK jellyfish blooms

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Warm weather sees boom in UK jellyfish blooms

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Researchers say that the recent spell of warm weather has seen a rapid increase in jellyfish blooms around Britain's coasts. The long, cold spring meant there were very few reports before June. The Marine Conserva...

Windstalk – an alternative to Wind Turbines?

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Windstalk – an alternative to Wind Turbines?

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Wind turbines are an increasingly popular way to generate clean energy with large-scale wind farms springing up all over the world. However, many residents near proposed wind farm sites have raised concerns over the ...

The Best LED Lightbulb!

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The Best LED Lightbulb!

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The Best LED Lightbulb Is the Philips L-Prize I"m replacing my old favorite LED lightbulb, the Philips 12.5 watt ambientLED, with the company"s next-generation L-prize bulb, now that its finally less than $40...

New site is a match-maker for world’s endangered frogs

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New site is a match-maker for world’s endangered frogs

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A new initiative by the conservation group, Amphibian Ark, hopes to match lonely, vanishing frogs with a prince/princess to to save them. Dubbed FrogMatchMaker.com after online dating sites, the progra...

Coastal Trees Help Fight Global Warming

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Coastal Trees Help Fight Global Warming

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A new study says the world's tropical coastal forests store more planet-warming carbon dioxide than almost any other ecosystem. But rapid loss of these forests - known as mangroves - is releasing substantial and p...

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...

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.-...

UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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The UN has launched a $40bn (£25.5bn) health initiative aimed at saving the lives of 16 million women and children over the next five years. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said women and children "play a crucial r...

Jet Plane Takes Plant-Powered Flight Over Mexico

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Jet Plane Takes Plant-Powered Flight Over Mexico

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Green jet fuel made from the jatropha plant recently helped an Interjet Airbus A320-214 fly from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. UOP LLC, an Illinois-based subsidiary of Honeywell International, supplie...

A fitness device that transforms data into high design

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A fitness device that transforms data into high design

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We live in a data-driven world — one where, if you care about your personal fitness, you are most likely tracking it. It wasn’t long ago that the use of pedometers, heart rate monitors and calorie counters was...

‘Critical habitat’ set aside in Alaska for polar bears

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‘Critical habitat’ set aside in Alaska for polar bears

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(CNN) -- The setting aside of 187,000 square miles in Alaska as "critical habitat" for polar bears could have an impact on oil and gas drilling, federal and environmental officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Fish ...

Wind Turbines on Farmland May Benefit Crops

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Wind Turbines on Farmland May Benefit Crops

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New research shows that wind turbines may help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and dryer, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air ...

Five countries sign for ‘European Amazon’ reserve

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Five countries sign for ‘European Amazon’ reserve

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Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube...

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...