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Earth. Credit NASA


Global Climate Deal: Time To Explore Alternate Model – Analysis

By Kapil Narula* Climate talks have reached a deadlock and a climate deal in Paris, though possible, is becoming more like a wish that, “kissing the frog will turn it into a handsome prince”. But who will provide the ‘magic’ needed to transform the ‘ugly frog’ (the present state of climate talks) to a ‘prince’ […]

The flag of the European Union. Note that this flag was flown incorrectly as the stars were upside down. Photo by MPD01605, Wikipedia Commons.
The flag of the European Union. Photo by MPD01605, Wikipedia Commons.


Could PBS Revolutionise Food Packaging As We Know It?

The SUCCIPACK project has come up with a technical solution to progressively phase out fossil fuel-based packaging in favour of bio-based solutions. The new, biodegradable and recyclable packaging also promises longer shelf life and better protection of food products. Each year, the average EU citizen generates some 159 kg of packaging waste, around 40 % of […]

Wind Farm in Southeastern Washington State
Wind Farm in Southeastern Washington State


Rich Nations’ Fossil Fuel Export Funding Dwarfs Green Spend

(EurActiv) — Rich nations provided around five times as much in export subsidies for fossil-fuel technology as for renewable energy over a decade, according to OECD data seen by Reuters. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) figures on export credits are central to a debate on targeting funding ahead of UN climate talks […]

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Spain: Invests 330 Million Euros To Expand Ultra-Fast Internet Access In Learning Centres

An agreement was signed Monday to enable more than 16,500 Spanish public-funded primary and secondary schools to start enjoying ultra-fast Internet access. Over 6.5 million pupils will benefit from this investment. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said this is “a firm commitment to modernizing our education system at a national level.” Rajoy stressed that investing […]

This collage shows NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images of six different galaxy clusters. The clusters were observed in a study of how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. 72 large cluster collisions were studied in total. The clusters shown here are, from left to right and top to bottom: MACS J0416.1-2403, MACS J0152.5-2852, MACS J0717.5+3745, Abell 370, Abell 2744 and ZwCl 1358+62. Credit NASA, ESA, D. Harvey (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), R. Massey (Durham University, UK), the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, ST-ECF, ESO, D. Coe (STScI), J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna), HST Frontier Fields, Harald Ebeling(University of Hawaii at Manoa), Jean-Paul Kneib (LAM)and Johan Richard (Caltech, USA)
This collage shows NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images of six different galaxy clusters. The clusters were observed in a study of how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. 72 large cluster collisions were studied in total. The clusters shown here are, from left to right and top to bottom: MACS J0416.1-2403, MACS J0152.5-2852, MACS J0717.5+3745, Abell 370, Abell 2744 and ZwCl 1358+62. Credit NASA, ESA, D. Harvey (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), R. Massey (Durham University, UK), the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, ST-ECF, ESO, D. Coe (STScI), J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna), HST Frontier Fields, Harald Ebeling(University of Hawaii at Manoa), Jean-Paul Kneib (LAM)and Johan Richard (Caltech, USA)


Dark Matter Even Darker Than Once Thought

Astronomers using observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have studied how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. The results, published in the journal Science on 27 March 2015, show that dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, and narrows down the […]