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BBC Future 12h
Farmers are growing watermelons in the arid desert thanks to liquid “nanoclay”.
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BBC Future 17h
There’s strength in numbers.
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BBC Future Sep 18
Reading aloud can improve our memories, helps us understand complex texts and strengthens emotional bonds between people.
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BBC Future Sep 18
China is sending a previously invisible armada of industrial boats to illegally fish in North Korean waters, leading to once-abundant squid stocks declining more than 70%.
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BBC Future Sep 18
Many of us retreat into the silent world of our minds when reading, but the ancient art of reading aloud has benefits for all ages.
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BBC Future Sep 18
Lockdowns around the world have forced people apart, and that separation can have surprising effects.
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BBC Future Sep 17
Some vaccines help to protect against diseases they are not intended for; now scientists are racing to understand why.
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BBC Future Sep 17
Some vaccines have what’s called “non-specific effects”, a kind of bonus protection that goes far beyond what was ever intended.
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BBC Future Sep 17
People with high self-control and discipline have a surprising dark side, studies have shown. (via )
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BBC Future Sep 17
Some vaccines help to protect against diseases they are not intended for; now scientists are racing to understand why.
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BBC Future Sep 17
Collecting and producing electricity from pine needles in Uttarakhand, India, doesn’t just provide renewable electricity, it also helps to reduce damage from forest fires.
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BBC Future Sep 16
Clicktivism, in the aggregate, can be very effective in spreading little-known ideas and publicising non-mainstream notions, explains.
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BBC Future Sep 16
Online activism is more effective than many people might assume, accumulating evidence suggests.
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BBC Future Sep 16
Regular logging is ineffective in tackling wildfires; a recent study showed that burn severity tended to be higher in areas with higher levels of management.
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BBC Future Sep 16
Clicktivism, in the aggregate, can be very effective in spreading little-known ideas and publicising non-mainstream notions, explains.
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BBC Future Sep 16
Hydropower has immense potential as a future renewable energy, but it can wreak havoc on native aquatic species and their ecosystems.
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BBC Future Sep 15
Engaging with and trusting people we don’t know is important for wellbeing, emerging research suggests. But, in Covid-19 enforced isolation, we could be missing out on these important, albeit fleeting connections.
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BBC Future Sep 15
Talking to strangers is good for us.
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BBC Future Sep 15
Cattle emit 65% of all greenhouse gases from livestock; could charcoal in their food help to reduce that number?
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BBC Future Sep 15
Engaging with and trusting people we don’t know is important for wellbeing, emerging research suggests. But, in Covid-19 enforced isolation, we could be missing out on these important, albeit fleeting connections.
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