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Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and...
Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
The new atlas, which shows the distribution of important trace metals and other substances, is the first product of...
Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
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14 February 2014 12:30 pm
The world's largest solar power plant, capable of powering 140,000 homes, became operational this week, Gizmodo reports. It's estimated that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California will enable power producers to avoid emitting 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent of removing 72,000 vehicles from the road. But the plant isn’t bird-friendly, according to The Wall Street Journal. Sparrows, hawks, and other birds appear to be getting roasted as they fly by steam-generating towers that can reach more than 500°C (about 1000°F).
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*Update, 18 February, 3:50 p.m.: The photograph has been replaced with one depicting the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.