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Chipping Norton has finest 18th century houses, a church that was a former wool factory, the Unicorn Hotel, countryside gardens and some amazing farm shops. You wouldn’t think it housed a major highway through beautiful private gardens. A highway for hedgehogs!
Water. Essential for life, and critical for global climate, agriculture, transportation and power generation. For thousands of years, humans have harnessed water, and now scientists are harvesting its evaporation in a bid to produce clean electricity.
For hundreds of years, we have worried about bacteria in our food, water and war zones. While there is still good reason to fear many types of bacteria, researchers are harnessing others as “biosensors” or “bioreporters” to detect cancers, pollutants and even other bacteria.
The Ocean Cleanup Organization recently set forth on an expedition to chart the Pacific Ocean’s “Great Garbage Patch”. Why is this such an important step in cleaning up the world’s oceans? Read on to find out more!
How do birds learn their songs and calls? And what consequences could learning about bird-song have for humans? Learn all about the bird-brains behind the music in this article.
Koalas are native to Australia. In fact, they live in only the eastern states of that subcontinent. Why didn’t they spread, at least to Western Australia or to nearby New Zealand? The answer lies in a look back into our planet’s past.
Lots of things other than rain and snow fall out of the sky, from mineral (meteorites and assorted space junk) to vegetable (autumn leaves), but animals? Now, that’s another story!
Corn Ethanol is currently mixed with American gasoline and is often marketed as being cleaner and better for the environment. The truth is it can actually be just as damaging to the environment as gasoline. Learn more here.
Most of us have heard dire warnings about the affect of carbon dioxide on our planet. However, some researchers have found some surprising upsides to the phenomenon. Carbon dioxide is essentially plant food, and air with excess carbon dioxide results in lusher plant-life.
By the year 2010, scientists had discovered a whopping 1,941,939 species. Incredible as that is, there are new species still discovered every year. Learn how these numbers are calculated and how many species we still have left to discover.