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Hole in ozone layer is closing and will be 'healed' by 2050, scientists say

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful …

Ozone

Researchers just found a huge underground helium pool in Africa

Helium is an inert gas that is a key component in weather balloons, MRI machines, welding, and many more industries. But it is also very rare, with the only known sources found simply as byproducts of oil and gas drilling.<p>There are occasionally helium shortages that drive up the price of the …

Helium

Researchers Fix A 3-Billion-Year-Old Genetic Error

For 3 billion years, an integral part of life on Earth has been the creation of complementary DNA from RNA templates. While controversial when first …

Science suggests genes can hugely influence academic performance

Research shows that a student’s genetic makeup can have a strong influence on their academic performance.<p>Some interpret this to mean there is little that can be done to help those who struggle academically—and that spending extra money on these students to help them succeed is pointless.<p>But is this …

Genetics

What Was Going On With Earth's Magnetic Field A Billion Years Ago?

We know about our North and South poles, but what about an East, West, or slightly-to-the-left pole? According to new research published in</i> …

'Sea monster' spotted on Google Earth

A 'sea monster' has been spotted on Google Earth near Antarctica, and it has driven people into a frenzy as they tried to figure out what it is.<p>Is it a kraken? Or something less terrifying?<p>Scott Waring of UFO Sighting Daily thinks it could be a sea monster.<p>“This looks like The Kraken. I used Google …

Nobel prize-winning economists warn of long-term damage after Brexit

‘Economic arguments are clearly in favour of remaining in the EU’, economics professors write<p>Ten of the world’s leading economists have issued a warning about the consequences of the UK leaving the EU as the City prepares for the pound to plunge and shares to fall in the event of a Brexit vote in …

Economics

Cheap oil will weigh on global economy, says World Bank

Growth expected to slow this year as oil exporters in developing countries struggle to cope with lower energy prices<p>Global growth will slow this year as oil exporters in the developing world struggle to cope with lower energy prices, the World Bank has said in its half-yearly economic health …

Why Did The Air Force Play With Cats In Space?

Plus, 9 simple ways to move in zero gravity<p>In 1947, the Air Force played with kittens in microgravity. In October of 1962, the same lab published a report titled “Weightless Man: Self-Rotation Techniques.” Among other research, it took lessons learned from watching cats flailing in microgravity and …

Military