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The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge has been dubbed the 'Bridge of Death' by local media. (Image:  Siyuwj  via  wikimedia  CC BY-SA 4.0)

China’s ‘Bridge of Death’

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently inaugurated the 34-mile long sea bridge that links Zhuhai to the semi-autonomous regions of Macau and Hong Kong. It has an undersea tunnel that allows ships to pass through the delta. Said to be the…

The Elliptio complanate freshwater mussel, one of the two species used in the experiment.
(Image: Westcott Phillip / Wikipedia Commons)

Fracking Wastewater Found in Freshwater Mussel Shells

Elevated concentrations of strontium, an element associated with oil and gas wastewaters, have accumulated in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from fracking wastewater disposal sites, according to researchers from Penn State and Union College. Nathaniel Warner, assistant professor of environmental…

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China’s ‘Bridge of Death’

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently inaugurated the 34-mile long sea bridge that links Zhuhai to the semi-autonomous regions of Macau and Hong Kong. It has an undersea tunnel that allows…

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Air Pollution Linked to Autism in China

Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to an increased risk of developing autism, according to a Monash University study of Chinese children during their first three years of life.…

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Fracking Wastewater Found in Freshwater Mussel Shells

Elevated concentrations of strontium, an element associated with oil and gas wastewaters, have accumulated in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from fracking wastewater disposal sites, according to researchers from…

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Researchers Confirm Earth’s Inner Core Is Solid

A new study by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) could help us understand how our planet was formed. Associate Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić and Ph.D. Scholar Thanh-Son Phạm are…

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Philippines Boracay Island Finally Cleaned Up

Boracay Island, the popular tourist hotspot in the Philippines that had remained closed for the past six months, has been reopened for a 10-day test run starting October 15, 2018.…

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How French Fries Got Shorter in Europe

With Europe undergoing a major drought, potato yields across the region have been negatively affected. And the result — several companies are warning about French fries being shorter than usual…

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Why Earth’s Oceanic Plates Suddenly Stop

Researchers at CU Boulder report that they may have solved a geophysical mystery, pinning down the likely cause of a phenomenon that resembles a wrench in the engine of the…

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How Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Worse

With Hurricane Florence wreaking havoc across North and South Carolina, scientists have now begun to accept a harsh truth — climate change is making hurricanes much worse. In fact, we…