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'We can't wait': Why more Canadians are finally getting serious about making less garbage

Fed up with a lack of action on the rising tide of plastic pollution, a growing number of Canadian consumers and businesses are launching their own …

Biodegradation

Reimagining of Schrödinger’s cat breaks quantum mechanics — and stumps physicists

In a multi-‘cat’ experiment, the textbook interpretation of quantum theory seems to lead to contradictory pictures of reality, physicists claim.<p>In …

Quantum Mechanics

Sri Lanka’s tea country: the good, bad and ugly sides to the plantations of Ceylon

The good Had it not been for a severe outbreak of Hemileia vastatrix in the 1870s, today’s visitors to Sri Lanka would be booking sightseeing tours …

Sri Lanka

8 Houseplants that Can Survive Urban Apartments

Ever since a friend recommended that I start following The Sill, a Brooklyn-based plant company, on Instagram, I've been hooked. Besides knowing how …

Houseplants

My manifesto could save Britain’s dying wildlife | Chris Packham

Some of these ideas will ensure that everyone – no matter how urban – can gain access to high-quality green space<p>Earlier this summer, I sat in my garden, admiring a small wildflower patch I’d sown. Then I realised something was missing. Not a single butterfly jinked between the flowers, no …

Greenspace

There Are Nearly 1,000 Chemicals in Our Food That Have Never Been Tested for Safety

Why the FDA and the EPA aren't set up to protect us from contaminants in the food we eat.<p>In July 2017, <i>The New York Times</i> ran a story titled <i>The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese</i><i>.</i> Researchers, the article explained, had found plasticizers—known as phthalates—in the popular kids’ food. Fewer than two …

Health

We Now Know Why Great White Sharks Gather In a Mysterious Ocean Void

One of the ocean’s most tantalizing questions has been answered by an expedition to a remote zone in the middle of the Pacific.<p>Marine biologists have solved a fascinating ocean riddle—the purpose of the “white shark cafe,” a remote spot between Hawaii and Baja California, situated in the Pacific …

White Shark

The ONE Concealer Every Model Swears By

Model and beauty junkie Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can't live without this concealer. She gushes to <i>InStyle</i>: "After I wash my face, I dot Clé de Peau …

Bella Hadid

Karl Ove Knausgaard on the end of My Struggle – books podcast

On this week’s show, we bring you a Guardian Live event from London’s Islington Assembly Hall with the bestselling Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard.<p>Over six volumes, his autobiographical novel series My Struggle examined the minutiae of his everyday life and became a critically acclaimed …

Biographies

[Interview] New book: Why war is coming

"What I saw on TV was incomprehensible. One of the Twin Towers was burning because - they said - a plane had crashed into it. A few minutes later I …

European News

Scientists create multi-million pound 'golden eggs' to treat cancer and hepatitis

Japanese scientists have created hens that can lay multi-million pound “golden eggs” containing an expensive protein used to treat serious diseases such as cancer and hepatitis.<p>The creation of the so-called “golden eggs” was masterminded by scientists at Japan’s Biomedical Research Institute at the …

Viruses

'I was horrified that children are breathing air this dirty inside the school'

Headteacher Gwen Lee had not expected the results to be good but had been unprepared for what the air pollution engineer found.<p>Levels of dangerous particulate pollution exceeded WHO guidelines in every classroom of the school – and two were more than three times over the limit.<p>“We have long been …

Pollution

Eco-Socialism? Hundreds Of Academics Call For An End To Economic Growth

5:53 PM 09/17/2018<p>More than 200 academics signed onto a public letter calling on governments to eschew economic growth in order to plan for a …

Hydrogen-powered trains are coming to Germany

French train maker Alstom has rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train on a regular route in Germany, in a push to challenge the reign of …

Hydrogen

8 Space Documentaries That Will Blow Your Mind

With all the buzz surrounding the new film <i>First Man</i>, set to release on October 12, we’re seeing quite the uptick in people interested in learning …

Documentaries

Social class sways how unemployed people talk about food

People who are unemployed may talk about food—or the lack of it—in different ways based on their social class, a new study reports.<p>What started as a …

Insecurity

What you need to know about Switzerland’s two food referendums

Swiss voters are being asked to cast their vote on two different food referendums this Sunday. We take a look at the issues on the table.

Environmentally Friendly

Ancient Gold and Pearls Discovered on Danish Island

HJARNØ, DENMARK—<i>The Copenhagen Post</i> reports that a metal detectorist discovered a collection of gold and pearl artifacts on a small island off the …

Archaeology

Researchers block cocaine craving and addiction with a special skin graft

Addiction to any drug – be it alcohol, tobacco, opioids or illicit drugs, like cocaine – is a chronic disease that causes a compulsive drug-seeking …

Stem Cells

Woman's Liver Problems Tied to Her Turmeric Supplement

Turmeric supplements are popular these days, but for one woman in Arizona, taking a turmeric supplement may have triggered an uncommon liver problem, …

Turmeric

The One Anti-Inflammatory Tea You Should Have In The Morning To Kick Start Fat Loss, According To Experts

You can eat healthy and exercise daily but that doesn’t mean you’re shedding extra pounds. You need to put real thought into all of your decisions. …

Antiinflammatory

Molecule produced during fasting has anti-aging effect on vascular system

Diet trends like intermittent fasting and ketogenesis are proving wildly popular for their rapid weight-loss effects, but scientists are also …

Anti-aging

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match.<p>It’s not …

String Theory

Unprecedented exhibition on Chinese Emperor Qianlong opens at Athens Acropolis Museum

The President of the Acropolis Museum Dimitrios Pandermalis (L) guides the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos (C) at the opening of the exhibition …

Athens

A Neuroscientist Tries to Explain The Meaning of Life Based on How Evolution Shaped Our Brains

Is it 42?<p>What is the purpose of life? Whatever you may think is the answer, you might, from time to time at least, find your own definition …

Magic mushrooms

Replacing plastic<p>Fungi could not just help rid the planet of plastic by degrading it, but by making it obsolete it, too. Research in the Kew report suggests that naturally made materials using fungal mycelia are being used increasingly often instead of more harmful materials such as polystyrene and …

Magic Mushrooms

Archaeologists Have Discovered A Treasure Trove Of Ancient Artifacts In Scandinavia’s First Viking City

Archaeologists in the west Denmark town of Ribe have excavated 330 feet of the first Viking city in Scandinavia and have discovered artifacts from …

Archaeology

Air pollution particles found in mothers' placentas

Scientists have found the first evidence that particles of air pollution travel through pregnant women’s lungs and lodge in their placentas.<p>Toxic air is already strongly linked to harm in foetuses but how the damage is done is unknown. The new study, involving mothers living in London, UK, revealed …

Particles

Nonfiction Book Review: The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene. Viking, $30 (624p) ISBN 978-0-525-42814-5

The Laws of Human Nature<p>Robert Greene. Viking, $30 (624p) ISBN 978-0-525-42814-5<p>In this detailed and expansive guide, Greene (<i>Mastery</i>) seeks to …

Book Reviews

How the Tech in the Viral Weather Channel Graphic Will Change Newscasting

This is only the beginning.<p>As the East Coast braced for Hurricane Florence to make landfall on Thursday, The Weather Channel captured the internet’s …

News Industry