Alex van Dijk

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Scientists warn of global warming's abrupt changes

A group of scientists warned Tuesday that world leaders must act more swiftly to slow greenhouse gas emissions or risk "abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes" from climate change.<p>The American Assn. for the Advancement of Science's blunt report contains no new scientific …

'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers

Plants are an engineering marvel of nature. Fueled by sunlight, they recycle our carbon dioxide waste into fresh oxygen for us to breathe. Plus, they make the world prettier. But, with a little help from us humans, can they be coaxed to do even more?<p>Researchers at MIT have been experimenting with …

Take away this one gene and mice live long and lean - Futurity

By deleting a single gene, researchers were able to dramatically reduce fat mass in mice while expanding their lifespan by 20 percent, a new study …

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Methane-producing microbes blamed for biggest ever mass extinction

Methanosarcina churned out vast quantities of the greenhouse gas methane 252m years ago, sending temperatures soaring<p>Climate-changing microbes may have caused the biggest mass extinction in history 252m years ago, scientists believe.<p>Volcanic eruptions had previously been blamed for the sudden loss …

Welcome to Cambridge Science Centre

Outreach visits for schools<p>Inspire your class with hands-on science and technology, brought to life with a interactive shows and workshops suitable …

Physics and football came together at SPF yesterday. First hone football skills, then look at physics behind the game http://t.co/CCQ19qI2oB