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Up to 11 million tonnes of plastic pollution is sitting on the ocean floor

Ocean floor a 'reservoir' for plastic pollution, world-first study finds.

A fresh look at red giant stars offers key insights into cosmic distance measurements

A way to measure the Universe's expansion with the highest accuracy.

Scientists discovered one million new components of the human genome

We’ve started to chip away at the dark genome by finding nearly one million previously unknown exons.

A high-resolution map of the Milky Way in 3D

The produced 3D map will be highly useful for a wide range of applications.

Low-cost photoreactor for making green chemicals and fuels

The concept ensures high photocatalytic efficiency throughout the day and year without sun tracking.

Using captured CO2 to recycle precious metals from electronic waste

This is a great process to enable recycling which aims to enable environmental sustainability.

The tidal pull of the Moon caused the slow and steady lengthening of Earth’s day

Astrophysicists reveal why Earth’s day was a constant 19.5 hours for over a billion years.

Squid skin-inspired liquid windows help buildings save on energy costs

The multi-layered system could help buildings react to changing environments.

What we think we like in a romantic partner – and what we prefer – don’t always match up

If I like humor, it could be that I’ve gone on dates with funny people, and I liked them.

Astronomers spotted some of the most elusive stuff in our universe

Astronomers are helping find the missing universe.

1.2-billion-year-old groundwater discovered deep in a mine in South Africa

The world’s water cycle is more widespread than once thought.

An extreme exoplanet is more sizzling than scientists thought

The fiery and inferno-like exoplanet WASP-76b maybe even more sizzling than scientists thought.

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