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Scientists Create Artificial Worm Gut That Breaks Down Plastic

News of plastic-eating enzymes and insects has been making headlines in recent years. Take, for example, fungi that digests plastic in coastal salt marshes, or the greater wax moth caterpillar that can live on polyethylene in its larval stage. However, to utilize these plastic-eating…

Entering the Singularity Point in full swing

This is not the first time we refer to this issue, but from time to time it is interesting to make a comparison in the context of the current situation. By Javier Belda By way of introduction, we will make…

EU on the verge of approving mass biometric surveillance

Despite the announcements made at the time by European officials, the Artificial Intelligence Act will not ban most of the dangerous practices of Biometric Mass Surveillance (BMS). On the contrary, it will – for the first time in the EU…

Russian cosmonaut sets new record for time spent in space

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, 59, today set a new record for the time he has spent in orbit around the Earth, the Roscosmos space corporation announced. According to the corporation, Kononenko surpassed the previous record of almost 879 days accumulated…

Extraterrestrial Life: 85 Earth-like exoplanets found

A team of scientists has made a significant discovery by identifying 85 new exoplanets using data from NASA’s TESS satellite. Each of these exoplanets is found in a unique star system, with one planet per star, explained Faith Hawthorn, the…

Remains of unknown shipwreck appear on Canadian shore.

The appearance of a huge overturned ship, apparently ancient, on the coast of the southwestern tip of Newfoundland, intrigues and mobilises today residents and experts of this Canadian province. The wreckage is visible just metres from the shore of Cape…

“Scientists will point to this era as Plasticene”.

The scientist and author of ‘AnthropOcean’ explains why protecting the ocean is fundamental to protecting human health. Cristina Romera, oceanographer: “Scientists of the future will identify our era as the Plasticene”. By Elisenda Pallarés Cristina Romera Castillo (Jaén, 1982) is…

Transnational networks: key to countering the erosion of democracy, says Paolo Sosa

On La Mula TV’s “Al Filo”, the political scientist highlights the importance of international connections in the fight for democracy in Peru. By: LaMula.pe Political scientist Paolo Sosa, in his recent appearance on La Mula TV’s “Al Filo” programme, emphasised…

The worst of our humanity is gathering in Washington D.C. on Jan. 31st.- Feb. 2nd.

From January 31st to February 2nd 2024, the 16th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit will take place in Washington, D.C. This summit brings together people and companies that profit from the development and maintenance of nuclear weapons. While they operate legally,…

Mummy masks and figure of the god of silence discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered several tombs containing mummy masks and a figure of the local god of silence. The new find was made in a joint mission by Waseda University (Japan) and the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Scientists…

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