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Cambridge, UK
Science Correspondent — BBC
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BBC Science Correspondent

Long-term cement study seeks nuclear waste solution

bbc.co.uk — UK scientists say they have produced a new mix of cement that should be much more effective at containing nuclear waste in a deep repository. The material develops mineral phases that readily trap radioactive isotopes trying to pass through it. Investigations at the atomic scale indicate the cement ought to retain this ability for at least 2,000 years.

Poluição do ar causa 5,5 milhões de mortes por ano

bbc.com — Compartilhar Mais de 5,5 milhões de pessoas estão morrendo de forma prematura no mundo todo ano como resultado da poluição do ar, segundo dados de uma nova pesquisa. Os pesquisadores de vários países afirmam que a maioria das mortes está ocorrendo na China e Índia, economias que estão se desenvolvendo rapidamente.

Earth's rarest minerals catalogued

bbc.co.uk — Scientists have categorised the Earth's rarest minerals. None of 2,500 species described is known from more than five locations, and for a few of them the total global supply could fit in a thimble. The researchers say it is important to hunt down these oddities because they contain fundamental information about the construction of our planet.

Earth's rarest minerals catalogued

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment Scientists have categorised the Earth's rarest minerals. None of 2,500 species described is known from more than five locations, and for a few of them the total global supply could fit in a thimble.
Feb 13, 2016

Earth's rarest minerals listed. Global supply of some would fit in a thimble bbc.com/news/science-e… #AAASmtg ..ish pic.twitter.com/mYyh9EGo2P

Jutaan meninggal karena polusi udara setiap tahun

tribunnews.com — Lebih 5,5 juta orang penduduk dunia meninggal lebih cepat setiap tahun karena polusi udara, demikian hasil sebuah penelitian baru. Sebagian besar korban meninggal terjadi di negara yang tinggi pertumbuhan ekonominya seperti Cina dan India. Penyebab utamanya adalah emisi partikel kecil dari pembangkit listrik, pabrik, asap kendaraan dan pembakaran batu bara serta kayu.

Polluted air causes 5.5 million deaths a year new research says

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, according to new research. Most of these deaths are occurring in the rapidly developing economies of China and India.
Feb 13, 2016

RT @CleanAirLondon: Must-read by @BBCAmos | Polluted air causes 5.5m deaths a year new research says bbc.com/news/science-e…

Feb 13, 2016

RT @SimSimWissgott: BBC News - Polluted air causes 5.5 million deaths a year new research says bbc.com/news/science-e…

Polluted air causes 5.5m deaths a year new research says

bbc.co.uk — More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, according to new research. Most of these deaths are occurring in the rapidly developing economies of China and India. The main culprit is the emission of small particles from power plants, factories, vehicle exhausts and from the burning of coal and wood.

21st Century US 'dustbowl' risk assessed

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment US scientists have modelled how a 1930s-like "dustbowl" drought might impact American agriculture today, and found it to be just as damaging. But the research shows the effects to be very sensitive to temperature, meaning the potential losses would be far worse later this century if Earth's climate heats up as expected.

21st Century US 'dustbowl' risk assessed

bbc.co.uk — US scientists have modelled how a 1930s-like "dustbowl" drought might impact American agriculture today, and found it to be just as damaging. But the research shows the effects to be very sensitive to temperature, meaning the potential losses would be far worse later this century if Earth's climate heats up as expected.

MyShake quake app invites public testing

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile seismometer is being rolled out by California scientists. Known as MyShake, it can sense an earthquake even when the cell device is being carried in a pocket or a bag.
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Feb 13, 2016

Jennifer Doudna says she receives letters daily from people affected with disease, asking her to help them. #CRISPR

Feb 13, 2016

Bob Hazen eulogises minerals. He's got his name on one: hazenite. Essentially microbial poop bbc.com/news/science-e… pic.twitter.com/R1Y03wKpuc

Feb 13, 2016

Earth's rarest minerals listed. Global supply of some would fit in a thimble bbc.com/news/science-e… #AAASmtg ..ish pic.twitter.com/mYyh9EGo2P

Feb 13, 2016

If you want it to wash all over you once more - The Science Hour this week is devoted to just one topic: #LIGO bbc.in/1obUsDk

Feb 12, 2016

A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile seismometer is rolled out by @BerkeleySeismo #MyShake #AAAS2016 pic.twitter.com/JcK61UQ7Wo

Feb 11, 2016

@Long_Tailed_Tit Because it makes the number sound even smaller than it already is ;-)


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