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The first solar plant in Kenya that converts ocean water into free drinking water

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on February 17, 2020

The first solar plant in Kenya that converts ocean water into free drinking water

Yes, a solar plant that is capable of converting salt water into drinking water. The system, built by The GivePower company, is capable of generating potable water for 35,000 inhabitants without negative effects on the environment, since basically water and a clean and renewable source of energy are used without generating toxic substances or waste. Most current water purification systems are expensive because they consume a lot of energy…

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A new approach to treat Alzheimer using sound and light to trigger brain waves

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on February 9, 2020

A new approach to treat Alzheimer using sound and light to trigger brain waves

By applying sound and light at the same frequency, the cognitive function can be improved, and also helps remove plaque displaying symptoms of the disease. The treatment has at the moment been used in mice and now is intended to be tested in humans. The practical applications of the method seem limited though, as the effect is limited to visual parts of the brain, bypassing important zones that are key in memory formation and retrieval…

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Scientists discover the reason of the metastasis (cancer), and open new hopes to treat it

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on January 20, 2020

Scientists discover the reason of the metastasis (cancer), and open new hopes to treat it

Metastasis is the spread of cancer to other regions of the body, and is responsible for 90% of cancer deaths. The Spanish oncologist Joan Massegué and other scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York have finally discovered the reason why the cancer cells extend to other parts of the body. It is not because of genetic mutations, as it was believed until now. Instead, they spread following the same process of regenerating a wounded tissue…

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Soft Science

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by Susana Díez

Posted on December 5, 2019

Soft Science

This is the history of how a teenager overcame the pressure she felt in her family to devote herself to science. His father wanted her to study hard science with more enthusiasm. He wanted his daughter to win the science fair. But Deirdre Bowen did not want to study the sciences proposed by her parents. She was not interested in dissecting frogs or investigating monkey's skulls…

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Healthy life healthy mind

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by Susana Díez

Posted on September 12, 2019

Healthy life healthy mind

New research shows that a healthy lifestyle has an important impact on our cognitive health. Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles say how five specific lifestyle choices were linked to a 60% reduction in the risk of developing the disease…

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A living shark could be the clue to improve expectations of life in humanity.

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by Zoralys Rojas

Posted on August 15, 2019

A living shark could be the clue to improve expectations of life in humanity.

A living shark could be the clue to improve expectations of life in humanity.   Scientists from the Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada discovered a shark believed to be more than 500 years old. They claim that the sea creature is the world’s oldest living vertebrate. The news was published by Diary The Sun on August 13th. Scientists filmed the rare and massive Greenland shark…

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Could the final solution of growing plastic pollution be in the hands of a Teenager?

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by Zoralys Rojas

Posted on August 8, 2019

Could the final solution of growing plastic pollution be in the hands of a Teenager?

That´s what a report of CNN, published on 4 August 2019, says: A young, 18-year-old from Ireland may have found a way to rescue our oceans from the growing plastic pollution problem. The good news is that his project won the first place of US$50,000 in educational funding…

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A Turtle and Toy Store

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by Ezgi Yılmaz

Posted on June 26, 2019

A Turtle and Toy Store

  Warning! This picture can melt your heart. This time, we'll tell you a story between a turtle and toy store. It sounds weird, doesn't it? Our cute friend is Pedro the handicapable turtle, a patient of Louisiana State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Baton Rouge. Pedro had already lost one of his hind legs. When he ran away from home and returned a few months later, he had no other hind legs…

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Measles May Be a Solution Against Cancer

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on June 4, 2019

Measles May Be a Solution Against Cancer

While efforts are made to eradicate measles, like any other virus, discoveries are being made about its ability to fight against cancer. It not only make the cancerous cells join together and explode, but it also helps our immune system to detect these cells by stimulating it. Once this is done, our defense mechanism will identify these abnormal cells and get rid of them. Using a virus to cure oneself from a disease is a known technique that is called virotherapy…

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Companies All Over the World Fight Pollution

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by Maria N. Selina Öc

Posted on May 3, 2019

Companies All Over the World Fight Pollution

The ocean pollution rises day by day. Until 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. 25 % of the fish that gets eaten contains microplastic. The solution: Producing less plastic packaging. A lot of countries and shops realized this and invented opportunities. Here are a few examples:   New Zealand The supermarket chain "New World" sells every fruit and vegetable not packed. By that, they save tonnes of plastic every year…

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