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- A geneticist at Harvard Medical School is working on a dating app that matches users based on their DNA. The goal: to eliminate all genetic diseases. -

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- More than 600 institutional investors managing a whopping $37 trillion in client assets called Monday for governments to step up their efforts against climate change. The investors, including banks, pension funds and insurance companies -

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- World's first human composting site to open - Process saves metric tonne of CO2 while using up an eighth of energy devoted to cremation, firm behind funeral home says -

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- Three months after his bone marrow transplant, a man learned that the DNA in his blood had all been replaced by the DNA of his donor. Four years after his lifesaving procedure, all of the DNA in his semen belonged to his donor. The case implications for future transplants and forensic science. -

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- Polluting firms 'will be hit by climate policies' - Carbon-intensive firms are likely to lose 43% of their value thanks to policies designed to combat climate change, a report says. Meanwhile the most progressive companies will see an uplift of 33% in their value. -

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- France to ban diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040, as part of a series of measures on its path to achieving a carbon neutral country status by 2050 -

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- Scientists discover the brain's exercise switch. It turns out mice with the Dnmt3a gene turned off spent only half as much time on the running wheels as the mice with it turned on. They think it might work in humans too -

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- Hawaii’s Most Populated Island Passes Sweeping Single-Use Plastic Ban - The legislation will take effect in phases, with polystyrene foam being banned first in 2021 and disposable plastic being banned in 2022. -

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- Hawaii’s Most Populated Island Passes Sweeping Single-Use Plastic Ban - The legislation will take effect in phases, with polystyrene foam being banned first in 2021 and disposable plastic being banned in 2022. -

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- Fix Earth's climate crisis instead of dreaming of other planets, urges Nobel prize-winning astronomer: 'We're not built to survive on any other planet than this one. We'd better spend our time and energy trying to fix it,' says scientist -

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- Futurist sees ‘the end of the world as we know it for average person’: Roey Tzezana says middle-class jobs will vanish, polarization between rich and poor will grow – and it will happen faster than you think -

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- The founder of $1 billion self-driving truck firm TuSimple says human truckers having to spend hours on the road is a 'tarnish on the glory of humanity' -

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- Brazil calls for international funds to stop Amazon deforestation. Deforestation in the 12 months through July reached the highest annual rate in 11 years. Brazil's annual deforestation report released in November showed a nearly 30 per cent jump from the prior year -

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- Australian scientists have developed a jelly-like material that has many of the properties of living tissue. A form of a hydrogel, the jelly is not only self-healing but is very strong and can change its shape – allowing it to mimic skin, ligaments, and bone. -

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- How the GOP Became a Potent Force in Climate Science Denial - This is not an accident; it is the product of a massive, well-funded effort to preserve corporate wealth and power at the expense of meaningful action. As a result, our future is now at stake. -

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- Elon Musk should invent space warp drive, Neil deGrasse Tyson says - It sounds like the famed astrophysicist would rather Elon Musk spent less time thinking about Cybertrucks and more time making Star Trek real. -

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- Earth swimming in a sea of stars amidst the Milky Way captured by NASA's Parker Solar Probe in April 2019. Earth is the first bright round spot that shows up and moves to the right of the frame before the Milky Way is seen. Jupiter and Mercury are also seen. -

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- Battery pack prices have fallen nearly 50% in 3 years and are expected to continue dropping, driving electrification across the economy -

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- How police tech reinforces America's racial segregation - Weird how IBM keeps ending up in these authoritarian surveillance schemes. -

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- Bernie Sanders unveils $150 billion plan to expand high-speed internet access | And dismantle internet and cable monopolies -

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- The sea floor is a vast source of nickel, cobalt, copper, and manganese — minerals that are used for energy storage. Mining them could help secure a low-carbon future, but researchers are racing to understand the environmental impact. -

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- Leading geneticist George Church says reversing the aging process in humans could be 20 years away - 60 Minutes -

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- Oceans losing oxygen at unprecedented rate, experts warn - Sharks, tuna, marlin and other large fish at risk from spread of ‘dead zones’, say scientists. Oceans are expected to lose about 3-4% of their oxygen by the end of this century. -

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- BMW Group Joins “Getting to Zero Coalition” — 1st Carmaker To Do So. The objective is decarbonization of international maritime shipping. Transporting valuable non-polluting EVs in a greener way or even with net zero emissions is important for addressing our climate crisis. -

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- Thanks to the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed in 1987 to stop CFCs destroying the ozone layer, today’s global temperatures are considerably lower. And by mid-century, the Earth will be – on average – at least 1°C cooler than it would have been without the agreement. -

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- Alzheimer's breakthrough as scientists find first drug to slow down the disease. Researchers at the pharmaceutical company Biogen released the results of a final phase trial in 3,000 people which showed that the drug aducanumab can reduce ‘decline in function’ by 40 percent compared to placebo -

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- Scientists Crack Longest, Most Complex Encryption Key Ever - It took a total computing time of 35 million hours. -

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- Reducing Air Pollution Saves Lives in Just Weeks, Report Finds. Report found that policies and laws aimed at curbing emissions are often linked to reductions in hospitalizations, premature births, and deaths in just a few weeks after their enactment -

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- Dutch startup Meatable is developing lab-grown pork and has $10 million in new financing to do it. Meatable argues that cultured (lab-grown) meat has the potential to use 96% less water and 99% less land than industrial farming. -

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- Tesla CyberPunk pickup truck will be almost $20,000 cheaper than Ford F-150 over 5 years (total cost of ownership) -

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- ‘The Keys Are Not Going To Save Everybody’: Officials Could Let Roads, Homes Be Swallowed Up By Rising Sea - After seeing the estimate, more than a billion dollars, county leaders said for some neighborhoods it just might not make economic sense to save them. -

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- Plants cry when they suffer stress or violence. New recordings reveal the sound of plants! Microphones placed 10 centimetres from the plants picked up sounds in the ultrasonic range of 20 to 100 kilohertz. Plants could even hear that other plants are short of water f.e. and may react accordingly. -

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- The False Promise of Natural Gas | Natural gas has been portrayed as a bridge to the future. The data now show that it is only a tether to the past. We believe it’s time to reject the false promise of gas. -

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- The next generation of fast, fee-less & green digital money passed around the globe via mobile wallets - Through 11 countries and 6 continents in 140sec -

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- The start-up behind a magic mushroom nose spray for psychedelic microdosing - It is possible by 2025 both psilocybin and MDMA could be FDA-approved medicines, available in clinical environments for a variety of conditions. -

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