Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

July 24, 2015 by  
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The East Coast of the United States has been getting some strange new visitors on its beaches. Originally thought to be a weird new variety of jellyfish, the tiny, clear blobs have a closer relationship to humans than to jellyfish. The gelatinous lumps appearing along the coast of New England have been identified as salps—small, blobby creatures that may play a protective role in climate change. Read the rest of Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

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Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

July 24, 2015 by  
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Rural communities in the Philippines will soon be trading in candles and battery-powered devices for lamps that run on salt water . The Sustainable Alternative Lighting project, known as SALt, has given this nation of 7,000 islands an important tool to use their most ubiquitous resource, salt water, in a safe and environmentally-friendly way. Read the rest of Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

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First-ever malaria vaccine could save hundreds of children in Africa

July 24, 2015 by  
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After 30 years in development, the first-ever malaria vaccine has received a positive recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) committee. GlaxoSmithKline announced this morning that Mosquirix, which has been developed specifically for use on African babies, will go on to be reviewed by the World Health Organization (WHO) before individual governments decide when and how to administer the life-saving drug. According to clinical studies, the vaccine could save hundreds of thousands of lives in Africa, where most of the victims of malaria are under the age of five. Read the rest of First-ever malaria vaccine could save hundreds of children in Africa

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Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

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