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Kinds of cotton

Kinds of cotton

Cotton is one of the most popular textile materials. Thanks to its properties it is widely used in the textile industry. It is also a great material for coffee filters, fishing nets or bondages and cosmetics. It is purely natural and originates from plants. It is gathered from Gossypium seeds. Cottons has definitely more advantages […] … learn more→

Trump or NASA – who’s really politicising climate science?

Trump or NASA – who’s really politicising climate science?

Climate research conducted at NASA had been “heavily politicised”, said Robert Walker, a senior adviser to US President-elect Donald Trump. This has led him to recommend stripping funding for climate research at NASA. Walker’s claim comes with a great deal of irony. Over the past few decades, climate science has indeed become heavily politicised. But […] … learn more→

How to ensure smart cities benefit everyone

How to ensure smart cities benefit everyone

This isn’t a vision of life like on “The Jetsons.” It’s real urban communities responding in real-time to changing weather, times of day and citizen needs. These efforts can span entire communities. They can vary from monitoring traffic to keep cars moving efficiently or measuring air quality to warn residents (or turn on massive air […] … learn more→

Ten types of PhD supervisor relationships - which is yours?

Ten types of PhD supervisor relationships – which is yours?

It’s no secret that getting a PhD is a stressful process. One of the factors that can help or hinder this period of study is the relationship between supervisor and student. Research shows that effective supervision can significantly influence the quality of the PhD and its success or failure. PhD supervisors tend to fulfil several […] … learn more→

What to know about the Honeybee crisis

What are bees good for? A lot more than honey, chapstick, and matriarchal role models. Whether you fear bees for their sting or envy their stripes, the familiar buzzing of queen-mandated pollination is a natural and necessary part of life. Bees keep crops healthy, our salads delicious, and agricultural industries thriving. As such, bees are […] … learn more→

Let’s call it: 30 years of above average temperatures means the climate has changed

If you’re younger than 30, you’ve never experienced a month in which the average surface temperature of the Earth was below average. Each month, the US National Climatic Data Center calculates Earth’s average surface temperature using temperature measurements that cover the Earth’s surface. Then, another average is calculated for each month of the year for […] … learn more→

The economic cost of climate change: time for new math

Climate change is as much an economic problem as an environmental one. The effects of climate change, such as damage from more severe weather or health problems from higher temperatures, will impose a cost on society. On the other hand, moving away from a fossil fuel-based energy system will require significant investments into low-carbon technologies. […] … learn more→

Scientists focusing on the wrong sharks in the wrong places

Sharks are in danger in most parts of the world, with a quarter of all sharks and rays now threatened with extinction. This ongoing collapse of shark populations has already had far-reaching effects on marine ecosystems. To arrest this trend we desperately need scientific data that effectively inform conservation management. But are we focusing our […] … learn more→