PFAS: Possible breakthrough to destroy harmful 'forever chemicals'

By Esme StallardBBC News Climate and ScienceImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, PFAS are used in makeup and pharmaceutical products because of their water-resistant propertiesChemists have identified how to destroy "forever chemicals" in a low-cost way for the first time, new research says.Scientists have linked exposure to the substances, known as PFAS, at certain levels to

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Hosepipe ban starts as drought declared in south-west Wales

By Steffan MessengerBBC Wales Environment CorrespondentImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Pembrokeshire now has a hosepipe ban because of low water levelsA drought has been officially declared in parts of Wales after an extended period of dry weather and low rainfall caused water levels to plummet.South-west Wales has seen just 65.5% of its average rainfall for

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Brain-eating amoeba suspected in 2nd Midwest death

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A child likely died from a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in an eastern Nebraska river, health officials said, making it the second such probable death in the Midwest this summer and raising the question of whether climate change is playing a role.The Douglas County Department of

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No human will fly to the moon on NASA's Artemis I mission, but mannequins, zero-gravity indicators, and mementos are going along for the ride

Shaun with a model of the Artemis I mission's Orion spacecraft and its European Service Module.ESA/AardmanMannequins and mementos are taking a trip around the moon in NASA's Orion capsule — without people.The Space Launch System rocket, with the Orion capsule on top, is scheduled to launch on August 29.Artemis I is the first mission in

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Videos from dolphins with GoPros strapped to their sides reveal they hunt venomous sea snakes and emit eerie 'victory squeals'

A dolphin with a camera attached to the left side of her harness.US Navy/National Marine Mammal FoundationDolphins with GoPro cameras on them captured incredible up-close footage of their hunting habits.The videos surprised scientists, as the dolphins used suction to feed and ate venomous sea snakes.Watch the dolphins' point of view and hear their sonar clicks

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Food crops made 20% more efficient at harnessing sunlight

Soy beans in fieldScientists have made a breakthrough in a genetic approach that improves food crops' ability to harness the Sun.Researchers developed a way to make photosynthesis - the natural process that all plants use to convert sunlight energy into food - more efficient.The research team, which is spread across UK and US, genetically altered

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Food crops made 20% more efficient at harnessing sunlight

By Ella HamblyBBC News Climate and Science Image source, Getty ImagesScientists have made a breakthrough in a genetic approach that improves food crops' ability to harness the Sun.Researchers developed a way to make photosynthesis - the natural process that all plants use to convert sunlight energy into food - more efficient.The research team, which is

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Scientists hope to revive Tasmanian tiger from extinction

It's been nearly 100 years since the Tasmanian tiger's extinction — but the marsupial may live once again.Earlier this year, scientists at The University of Melbourne established a research lab dedicated to developing technologies that could bring back the carnivorous marsupial, officially known as a thylacine, that died out in the 1930s, and reintroduce it to

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First Native American woman to travel to space

By Esme StallardBBC News Climate and ScienceImage source, NASA Next month Nasa will send a new crew into space. And for the first time there will be a Native American woman aboard.Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann, of the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, will be mission commander - responsible for all phases of flight.

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First Native American woman to travel to space

Next month Nasa will send a new crew into space. And for the first time there will be a Native American woman aboard.Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann, of the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, will be mission commander - responsible for all phases of flight.She will go to the International Space Station on 29

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