The War on Plastics: Is It Too Little Too Late?

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With UK Prime Minister Theresa May announcing today that UK supermarkets must have a plastic free aisle as part of her government’s 25-year environmental improvement plan, it is the latest in a line of reforms seeking to reduce the harmful plastic contamination that has become a worldwide scourge.

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Safety Bubble

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Overview of the Safety Bubble enclosure showing how the product works and highlighting its main features.

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Introducing the New TSQ Altis and TSQ Quantis Triple Quadrupole MS

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The new generation Thermo Scientific™ TSQ Altis™ and TSQ Quantis™ Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers enable every user to achieve supreme confidence in targeted quantitation for every molecule type, in every matrix.

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Top Female Scientific Discoveries

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Celebrate International Women's Day with a Quiz about Top Female Scientists

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Volkswagen’s Emissions Will Lead to Premature Deaths

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Volkswagen’s excess emissions are predicted to lead to 1,200 premature deaths in Europe.

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Hardiness of Wild Rice Could Assist Commercial Rice Growers

Hardiness of Wild Rice Could Assist Commercial Rice Growers

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Wild rice growing in northern Australia’s crocodile-infested waters could help boost global food security, say researchers who have mapped its genetic family tree. Valuable traits from the wild rice – such as drought tolerance and pest and disease resistance – can be bred into commercial rice strains.

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Fiber-Rich Diet Fights Off Obesity by Altering Microbiota
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Changes to the bacteria that live in our guts that occur when we eat a fiber rich diet can help beat obesity.

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Vaccines Are Not Protecting Farmed Fish From Disease
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The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study. It showed vaccinated fish tend to show more symptoms when contracting diseases, with the health impacts and ultimately deaths occurring as if they’d never received a vaccine.

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Microbubbles Could Help Remove Dental Biofilms
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Scientists have conducted a study to look for better ways for dentists to remove plaque and prevent complications. The team studied the efficiency of a cavitating jet, where high-speed fluid is injected by a nozzle through water to create very tiny bubbles of vapour. When these bubbles collapse, they produce strong shockwaves that are able to remove contaminants like bacterial biofilms.

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