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Better tests needed for urinary tract infections

Better tests needed for urinary tract infections

A fast and accurate test for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs) to reduce the overprescribing of antibiotics.
The image shows a gold nanosheet that is just two atoms thick. It has been artificially coloured. CREDIT University of Leeds

Scientists create the world’s thinnest gold

Scientists at the University of Leeds have created the world's thinnest gold which is just two atoms thick - the thinnest unsupported gold ever created.
Predicting the future for Arctic wetlands

Predicting the future for Arctic wetlands

By now, scientists have made it as clear as they possibly can that climate change is real and greenhouse gas emissions are to blame....
Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight skin cancer

Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight skin cancer

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that arises when pigment-producing cells—known as melanocytes—mutate and become cancerous. The immune response to melanoma improves the survival...
Outdoor and protective clothing 'should be greener'

Outdoor and protective clothing ‘should be greener’

Rain-repulsing fluorochemicals utilized in waterproof attire can and ought to be eliminated as superfluous and ecologically destructive, textile specialists contend. In any case, the compound...
Liquid crystal elastomer with auxetic capabilities, showing its flexibility and high optical quality. Credit: Devesh Mistry

New mind-boggling material that gets thicker when stretched

Specialists have been effectively inquiring about synthetic auxetic materials for over 30 years. However, they have only been able to create them by organizing...
Warm ice in world’s highest glacier

Warm ice in world’s highest glacier

Ice temperatures inside the worlds highest glacier on the slopes of Mount Everest are hotter than anticipated and particularly vulnerable against future climate change....
Flooded area in the centre of Manaus, 2009. Credit: Jochen Schöngart

Flood frequency of the Amazon river has increased fivefold

A recent investigation of over 100 long periods of river level records from the Amazon demonstrates a huge increment in frequency and seriousness of...
air quality, Indian traffic

Improvement in air quality can prevent thousands of deaths in India

Indian cities are considered as most polluted in the world. An estimate suggests that almost 1.6 million deaths occur due to air pollution, which...

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