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Carbon cycling may have been much smaller in last ice age than today

A new study has suggested that carbon cycling might have been much smaller during last ice age than in the current, warmer climate Continue reading “Carbon cycling may have been much smaller in last ice age than today” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, November 20th, 2011
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Drops splash even before they touch surface

Splashing, which plays a pivotal role in the transport of pollutants and the spread of diseases, may occur even before the drop comes in actual contact with the surface Continue reading “Drops splash even More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 14th, 2011
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Experts, victims plead for asbestos ban

International experts at the Second Asian Ban Asbestos Network Conference here Monday highlighted the dangers of exposure to asbestos Continue reading “Experts, victims plead for asbestos ban” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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`Silent killer` carbon monoxide help urbanites cope with noise pollution

Carbon monoxide (CO) – a tasteless, colourless and odourless gas – found in the exhaust of vehicles and generators has been dubbed the “silent killer” because excessive inhalation is lethal Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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Fish enzyme can help indicate environmental toxins

A particular enzyme in fish can be used as biomarker to indicate the presence of toxic and non-toxic substances, a new study has revealed Continue reading “Fish enzyme can help indicate environmental toxins” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 27th, 2011
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94pc of thermal cash register receipts contaminated with BPA

94 percent of thermal cash register receipts are contaminated with Bisphenol A (BPA) – a substance that may have harmful health effects, scientists including one of Indian-origin have warned Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
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New genre of plastics that biodegrade right in the soil

A new breed of plastics are starting to gain a foothold in products ranging from teapots to potato chip bags to plastic plant pots that biodegrade right in the soil Continue reading “New genre of plastics More...

By BioNews On Thursday, August 25th, 2011
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Scented laundry products emit hazardous chemicals through dryer vents

A University of Washington researcher has found that air vented from machines using the top-selling scented liquid detergent Continue reading “Scented laundry products emit hazardous chemicals through dryer More...

By BioNews On Sunday, July 31st, 2011
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Computational chemistry predicts toxic biofuels without producing a single drop

There are several ways to produce plant-based bio fuels, but some of the methods result in bio fuels that Continue reading “Computational chemistry predicts toxic biofuels without producing a single drop” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 28th, 2011
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Graphene-based nanocomposite to boost battery performance

Berkeley Lab researchers have created a graphene and tin nanoscale composite material for high-capacity energy storage in renewable lithium ion batteries Continue reading “Graphene-based nanocomposite to More...