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Study finds microplastics affect mortality and reproduction of sand crabs

Study finds microplastics affect mortality and reproduction of sand crabs

Sand crabs, a key species in beach ecosystems, were found to have increased adult mortality and decreased reproductive success when exposed to plastic microfibers, according to a new study by Portland State University. The findings were recently published in the journal Limnology …Continue reading

Lasers can now accurately spot space junk

“The possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to one!” exclaimed C-3PO as Han Solo directed the Millennium Falcon into an asteroid field in the movie “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” While Earth’s orbit is nowhere near as …Continue reading

Animated books help children learn better

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have found that digital storybooks that animate upon a child’s vocalization offer beneficial learning opportunities, especially for children with less developed attention regulation. “Digital platforms have exploded in popularity, and a huge proportion of the top-selling …Continue reading

Pakistan’s Water Insecurity: The Human Cost

As the recent monsoon rains pelted Karachi, its residents found themselves wading in knee-deep water in their homes and plunged into darkness after the city’s main electricity supplier—K-Electric—proved unable to cope. Outside in the streets, the uncollected carcasses of animals that had …Continue reading

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