Plastic pollution in ocean may harbor novel antibiotics, study shows
18 articles from SUNDAY 12.6.2022
Deconstructive chemical pre-treatment accelerates microbial decomposition of plastics
Plastic pollution in the ocean may serve as a source for novel antibiotics, according to a new student-led study conducted in collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The research will be presented at the American Society for Microbiology's conference in Washington, D.C. on June 9-13, 2022.
Volcano ash blankets Philippine towns after second eruption this week
Chemical pre-treatments that deconstruct certain types of plastics can help naturally occurring microbial communities break down plastic waste more quickly, according to researchers at Michigan Technological University. The research will be presented at Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, on June 12, 2022 in Washington D.C.
Climate: offshore methane gas leak spotted from space
A volcano in the Philippines spewed a huge column of ash into the sky on Sunday, blanketing a region still recovering from last week's eruption.
Update on NASA's TROPICS-1 Mission
Scientists have for the first time used satellite data to detect a major offshore leak of the potent greenhouse gas methane, according to peer-reviewed research.
How finding balance helped a father support his troubled daughter | Gaynor Parkin
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Asteroid samples contain 'clues to origin of life': Japan scientists
Figuring out how to support a loved one – without getting so caught up that we end up struggling ourselves – can feel like walking a tightropeThe modern mind is a column where experts discuss mental health issues they are seeing in their workIn a world fraught with unpredictability we are all seeing an increase in reported mental illness. For those of us working on the mental health frontline,...
‘I’m certainly open to criticism’: David Wengrow and the trouble with rewriting human history
Asteroid dust collected by a Japanese space probe contains organic material that shows some of the building blocks of life on Earth may have been formed in space, scientists said Friday.
The WTO faces a make or break week over vaccines | Larry Elliott
Wengrow and his late co-author David Graeber caused a sensation with their revisionist view of humankind’s development. But then came the attacks…Last year a book called The Dawn of Everything announced that most of what we think we know about human history is wrong. Its co-authors, David Graeber and David Wengrow, took aim at the established story that has been repeated by brand writers such...
Mass frog burial baffles experts at iron age site near Cambridge
A ruling on whether or not to waive patent rules will this week show if the trade body is for the world or the westA crisis at the World Trade Organization has been brewing for years and it now looks like coming to a head. There are many potential flash points as trade ministers assemble for talks in Geneva this week but in the end they boil down to a single issue: vaccines.Put simply, the WTO’s...
The mind gym: five ways to make exercise a pleasure
An unprecedented trove of 8,000 bones presents archaeologists at a road dig with a prehistoric mysteryArchaeologists working near the site of an iron age home near Cambridge were perplexed when they uncovered a vast trove of frog skeletons. Quite why more than 8,000 bones had been piled up and preserved is a prehistoric mystery.They were all recovered from a single 14-metre-long ditch, right next...
Malaysia’s ‘mystery hybrid monkey’ could be result of habitat loss
Feeling unmotivated, tired or discouraged? Sport scientists have tested the best methods for getting out of a slump and back to your personal bestFor most of my adult life, exercise was an ordeal. Even mild workouts felt gruelling and I left the gym in a fouler mood than when I’d arrived. The very idea of the runner’s high seemed like a cruel joke.As a science writer investigating the...
Parental alienation and the unregulated experts shattering children’s lives
Researcher says proboscis monkey may have mated with silver langur when unable to reach female of own speciesThe emergence of a “mystery monkey”, believed to be a rare hybrid of two distantly related primates, highlights the importance of protecting habit connectivity, according to a researcher who studied the animal.The female monkey first attracted attention in 2017, when photographs taken...
In English and Welsh custody cases, a finding that one parent has poisoned a child’s mind against the other can be crucial, even if there are questions over the accountability of those making the decisionsAmanda wept as she recalled her children being removed from her home several years ago – her youngest clinging to her as they were dragged away screaming. They were frightened. After all,...