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Why did the toad cross the road?

Warmer spring-like temperatures have kicked off this year’s toad migration. But as toads are crossing roads, many end up dead before they can reach their spawning grounds. A group in Bonn is helping them survive....

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Irish cow burps counteract fossil fuel divestment

Although the Emerald Isle has become the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels, agriculture there remains carbon-intensive. As Ireland hosts the IPCC, activists ask: How can the country become greener? Rolling...

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How green is your internet?

The massive servers required to process your tweets and videos are set to cause more carbon emissions than aviation. This week, Google pledged to power all its servers from renewables. Believe it or not, when...

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Sugar-free products stop us getting slimmer

Many people believe that synthetic sweeteners will help them lose weight. But it turns out that one common substitute for sugar actually blocks the function of an enzyme that is essential for preventing obesity. For...

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Zebrafish protein gives hope for spinal cord repair

The zebrafish is known for its spectacular abilities to regenerate, including being able to repair its own spinal cord. Scientists are looking at one protein in particular that could help reverse paralysis in humans. The...

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Supercomputer builds profile to hone in on dark matter particles

Scientists have long puzzled over what dark matter, thought to account for 85 percent of the mass of the universe, is made of. With the help of a German supercomputer, they might just be a...

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What is osteoporosis?

When healthy bones break, a cast, surgical screws or nails and a bit of rest usually do the trick. But when a patient has osteoporosis, fractures are more risky, as the bones have become brittle...

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Gamescom: Virtual reality is only an interim solution

Virtual Reality is THE hot topic at the computer games fare Gamescom in Cologne. Special glasses are seen everywhere on the fairgrounds. But they are just a stop on the way to the ultimate gaming...

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Samsung TV data protection court case in Germany is a wake up call from the past

There’s no let up among German consumer rights organizations who want technology firms to respect privacy and data protection laws. This week, Samsung’s in the dock over one of its Internet-enabled TVs. Alas, we should...

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The dangers of antibiotic resistance

When a patient has a bacterial infection, they get prescribed antibiotics. But more and more often these drugs are not working because pathogens have developed defense mechanisms against them Antibiotics are substances that kill bacteria...

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Bloomberg apologizes for crashed terminals after IT meltdown

Financial software and data provider Bloomberg has apologized for an IT meltdown which affected its 320,000 users’ terminals around the world. A weekly bond sale in London had to be delayed. The whole of the...

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India unleashes lions to hunt global investors

India says it will become the lion of economies, but it can’t do it on its own. Scores of hopeful Indians believe in ‘Modi magic’ – but the prime minister still has the rest of...