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Added 11 May, 2018

The Welsh Government will work with City to Sea - a group campaigning against single-use plastics - on developing a refill campaign for Wales, and will collaborate with water companies, businesses and charities to achieve this aim. As its Government considers its involvement in the proposed UK-wide deposit return scheme (DRS), announced by...

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Added 9 May, 2018

Over the past few years, the gene-editing tool CRISPR has breathed new life into the field of genetics. Suddenly, genetic engineering was deemed both simple and efficient. CRISPR has been used to make specific tweaks to the genomes of myriad plants and animals, editing things like horns out of cattle and disease-resistance into crops.
Now...

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Added 4 May, 2018

Enough of working on those abs and glutes! It’s now time to participate in one of the most trending routines across the world – Exercising for your face! Yup, you read that right! Here to help you sculpt your face the right way is a brand called FaceGym, that aims at creating exciting workout routines for the much-ignored facial muscles....

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Added 29 April, 2018

The stiffness of arteries is an important indicator of cardiovascular health, but this parameter is somewhat difficult to evaluate and normally requires a specialist to do it. And yet regular monitoring of arterial stiffness can help to monitor a variety of diseases or help in their diagnoses. Now researchers at University of Southern...

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Added 28 April, 2018

CRISPR is well known for its gene-editing capabilities, but at its core, it’s really “biology’s search engine.” It’s able to make precise genetic edits because it’s really good at finding the exact spot in a gene that it needs to slice. Now, CRISPR is moving out of the lab and into your home.
Mammoth Biosciences, a new biotech company co-...

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Added 21 April, 2018

Startup Lydian Dental aims to disrupt the dental industry by offering a mobile office that comes to you and lets customers pay a monthly subscription fee for its service. Founded in 2014, Lydian hopes to offer a cooler, more user-friendly program that will appeal to millennials, many of whom may neglect dental upkeep due to factors like...

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Added 20 April, 2018

Genetic tests that were once only available through doctors are now sent right to your mailbox. PerkinElmer and its consumer genomics marketplace, Helix, have announced that they will soon start selling tests for serious genetic diseases. Helix’s new offerings could make it a strong competitor against genetic testing giant 23andMe, which...

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Added 17 April, 2018

German low-cost company FlixBus is beginning daily service of a new green bus. The service will link the French capital to the northern city of Amiens, a 160 kilometres journey which will take a little over two hours. The bus, which seats 49, has all the advantages of an electric vehicle: zero emissions, quiet, and drives more smoothly than its...

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Added 17 April, 2018

The world's first electric roadway, which can charge commercial and passenger vehicles while on the move, has opened in Sweden. An electric truck working for the logistics company PostNord will over the next 12 months use the road to stay charged as it shuttles deliveries between Arlanda Airport and its distribution centre 12km away. The truck...

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Added 15 April, 2018

The Cordis hotel in Shanghai boasts proximity to railways and the airport, a beautiful pool, and double-filtered air. Indeed, air quality is a selling point for this luxury hotel — each of its 396 rooms is equipped with a pollution monitor, Breathing clean air is the new cool in super-polluted cities such as Shanghai, Beijing or Delhi. And it’s...