Pollution

A new way to reduce greenhouse gas #sustainability

A laboratory in Ontario is developing a new way to reduce greenhouse gas. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) capture is now possible using a new carbon powder created by chemical engineers at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Why should we care? CO2 is one of many naturally occurring greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases absorb the sun’s radiant energy […]

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Why do we love the smell of rain ? #nature #rebootme #science

Science is behind why many of us love the smell of rain. The actual smell is a scent termed Petrichor which scientists have identified as the molecule Geosmin which is produced by a specific type of bacteria called Streptomyces. When rain hits the ground or the leaves of trees and plants, Geosmin is released in the […]

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What actually happens in the Bermuda Triangle #mystery #rebootme #travel

Devil’s Triangle, commonly known as the Bermuda Triangle lies between the island of Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the southern part of Florida, USA. According to the New York Times, it is famed for claiming over 50 ships and potentially 20 planes since records began in the 1900s. (See article here) Now University of Southampton oceanographers […]

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Birds see shades of colour! #nature #rebootme #science #visual

A recent study has shown that Songbirds perceive colour just like we do. The study led by Dr Eleanor Caves and Dr Patrick Green (Duke University), discovered that birds can categorize colours. They can identify shades of colours, perceiving the difference between reds and oranges. Primates have previously been confirmed with the ability to perceive […]

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