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How Could a Slippery Toilet Save Water?
News   Nov 19, 2019

Researchers have developed a liquid-entrenched smooth surface (LESS) coating that dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to flush a conventional toilet.

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10,000 Times Lower Concentrations of Toxic Substances May Affect Sensitive Individuals
News   Nov 18, 2019

Toxic substances such as pesticides may cause effects on sensitive individuals in concentrations up to ten thousand times lower than previously assumed.

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Water Characteristics Control Freshwater Plant Distribution
News   Nov 18, 2019

A new study shows that the abundance of plant species with the ability to use bicarbonate increases in hard water lakes with greater bicarbonate concentrations.

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Flu Virus Not a Fan of Ketogenic Diet
News   Nov 18, 2019

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn’t one of them.

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Something New in the Ocean's Blue
News   Nov 18, 2019

Microbiologists have discovered a new metabolic process in the ocean, providing valuable information for future calculations of the ocean`s carbon dioxide balance.

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eDNA Helps Track Endangered Gouldian Finch
News   Nov 18, 2019

Hub researchers from Charles Darwin University collaborated with scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Northern Territory’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources to develop a genetic probe that targets and identifies the eDNA of the endangered Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae), a rainbow-coloured grassfinch endemic to the savanna woodlands of northern Australia.

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Intermittent Fasting Beneficial for Some Cardiac Patients
News   Nov 18, 2019

Whilst intermittent fasting may sound like another dieting craze, the practice of routinely not eating and drinking for short periods of time has shown again to lead to potentially better health outcomes.

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Antibody Injection Temporarily Stops Peanut Allergy
News   Nov 15, 2019

A new study has provided early evidence that an antibody is a safe, effective and rapid food allergy treatment.

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Tuna’s Carbon Ratios Hint at Shift in Oceanic Food Web
News   Nov 15, 2019

The ratio of carbon isotopes in three common species of tuna has significantly changed since 2000, suggesting major alterations are taking place in the phytoplankton populations forming the base of the ocean’s food web.

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The Diverse Origins of the Contemporary Finnish Population
News   Nov 15, 2019

A new genetic study carried out at the University of Helsinki and the University of Turku demonstrates that, at the end of the Iron Age, Finland was inhabited by separate and differing populations, all of them influencing the gene pool of modern Finns

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