Archive for March 11th, 2017:

Can city ‘smellfies’ stop air pollution?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Human descriptions of city smells can be used to build accurate “smell maps” of urban areas In Regent’s Park in central London I am down on the grass, sniffing the air like a dog. “Flare your nostrils, and get closer to the sources of the odours,” says artist and

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Ebola vaccine shows promise for gorillas and chimps

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Scientists believe that an Ebola vaccination could help to protect gorillas in the wild A small trial suggests that a vaccine against Ebola could protect gorillas and chimps from the deadly disease. Past outbreaks have devastated great ape populations, particularly gorillas, where the virus is estimated to have

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Video captures moment plastic enters food chain

Media captionDr Richard Kirby’s footage shows plankton ingesting plastic microfibre A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves. The footage shows one way that waste plastic could be entering the marine and global food chain. An estimated 150 million tonnes of

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