Magnetic North is on the move! #sustainability #technology

The location of the World Magnetic North has changed…and it’s moving quicker than before. The Earth’s magnetosphere, a protective magnetic bubble does not align with the Earth’s rotational spin so together they create a dynamo effect. We call the centre of this the “geomagnetic” north point. Its geolocation is influenced by the planet’s core 1800 […]

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Can air pollution affect our intelligence? #science #sustainability

Researchers for a joint Chinese-US study have explored the impact of air pollution on human intelligence. The study, over four years, tested the maths and speaking aptitude of 20,000 Chinese people and the results suggest a link but are not yet conclusive. The research focussed on measuring levels of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulates […]

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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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It’s not just about CO2 #science #sustainability

Scientist, Dr Sarah-Jeanne Royer  has discovered that plastic is responsible for more of the methane gas in our sea water. It was previously thought that the gasses were produced by biological activity. Some members of the lab were experimenting with high density polyethylene bottles looking at methane biological production, but the concentrations were much higher than […]

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