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Amazon’s carbon uptake declines as trees die faster

- The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

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Parasite turns shrimp into voracious cannibals

- Parasites can play an important role in driving cannibalism, according to a new research which looked at cannibalism among freshwater shrimp in Northern Ireland.

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Epoch-defining study pinpoints when humans came to dominate planet Earth

- The human-dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around the year 1610, according to new research published today in Nature.

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Researchers to build smart trousers and sensitive bionic hand

- University of Leeds researchers will play key roles in two innovative projects using futuristic engineering to assist the human body.

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New ozone-destroying gases on the rise

- Scientists report that chemicals that are not controlled by a United Nations treaty designed to protect the Ozone Layer are contributing to ozone depletion.

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Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

- Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.

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