Climate breakdown and the mass felling of trees has made the world’s forests significantly shorter and younger overall, an analysis showed.
Climate crisis making world’s forests shorter and younger, study finds
We live in stressful times, there is no denying it. But while the subjective sensation of stress is ubiquitous and seemingly an inescapable element of the human condition, there's still much we don't understand about how our darker feelings come about.
Scientists may have discovered where stress lives in human brain
Concrete is one of the most abundant and durable building materials used in modern-day infrastructures, but it has a weakness — ice — which can cause it to crumble and spall. Now, inspired by organisms that survive in sub-zero environments, researchers in Colorado, the US, are introducing polymer molecules with anti-freezing abilities into concrete.
Bio-inspired ‘antifreeze’ formula provides more durable concrete
The first launch demonstration of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit LauncherOne rocket ended in failure this week.
Virgin Orbit looks into cause of LauncherOne test failure
Some call it the foundation of the open Internet and online free speech. Others say it allows big platforms to avoid responsibility for harmful content they host.
Section 230: Internet's wobbly cornerstone
A facial reconstruction of a medieval priest found buried at Lincoln Cathedral in England was unveiled.
Facial reconstruction of medieval priest unveiled
A violent event on a colossal scale — the crash of two galaxies — may have paved the way for our solar system’s birth.
Collision of galaxies may have spurred our solar system's formation
One of the longest migrations recorded by any land bird is about to be completed.
Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientists
A major UK government-funded research study suggests particles released from vehicle tires could be a significant and previously largely unrecorded source of microplastics in the marine environment.
Study reveals substantial quantities of tire particles contaminating rivers, ocean
Queensland researchers have discovered the physical reaction of our genes to trauma and recovery, a world-first finding that gives insight into the way our bodies cope with extreme stress.
How we deal with trauma is written on our genes: Research

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