Making environmentally sustainable bioplastics out of seaweed

It is not news to many that plastic waste is a toxic blight upon our planet. That is why many are working on sustainable alternatives that can break down in the ocean.

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Women-only dance parties where men are banned

Sometimes you just want to dance without having to worry about all the other social stresses that come with letting your hair down in a public place.

 

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Portable handheld sensor to test for food allergens

The statistics of people with allergies to food is massive, with 32 million people across the US, including 5.6 million kids, suffering from a food-related allergy.

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Brilliant, beautiful and made a difference

Feminism probably owes much to the efforts of genius and Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr whose brilliance pioneered the frequency technology that we use today in modern wi-fi and Bluetooth devices. Who knew, right?

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Lab-grown meat to counter environmental effects of mass livestock farming

Lab-grown meat. It doesn’t sound particularly appetising, but the alternatives are becoming rapidly unsustainable.

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Iranian model flees to Paris after being sentenced to 148 lashes and prison time for posing in lingerie

Negzzia fled to Paris where a life of homelessness and destitution began after escaping a prison sentence for her modelling ambitions under the Islamic State’s strict dress code.

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You can remain deep in vogue while not knee- deep in waste

The fashion industry is the second greatest world polluter (after the oil industry), contributing deleteriously to toxic water pollution, emissions of noxious greenhouse gases, depleting non-renewables, and unethical treatment of workers in developing countries.

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Israeli scientists have engineered model of ‘receptive’ human uterus

It’s ground-breaking research. It suggests that the early stage of growing embryos can be done biologically instead of artificially in the IVF process which may see “better results” for the embryos’ growth and survival.

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Where honour killings are more acceptable than homosexuality

A survey published for BBC News Arabic has revealed shocking figures on social issues including homophobia and honour killings across the Middle East and North Africa.

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Why more women suffer from fibromyalgia than men

It is not known why more women than men suffer from fibromyalgia or indeed what it is that causes the disease. It is usually categorised alongside other forms of rheumatic disorders, such as arthritis and lupus.

 

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