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100-word explainer: How are cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons different?

Cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes are the same weather phenomena. So why are they called different names?
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100-word explainer: How microalgae produce nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide (N2O) — a potent greenhouse and ozone-depleting gas — is rising at the fastest rate in 22,000 years. N2O correlates with the growth...
May 16, 2018
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100-word explainer: When is ozone bad?

In 1987, countries worldwide signed the Montreal Protocol to protect the depleting ozone in the atmosphere. Ozone/trioxygen (O3) is a gas that...
Jan 12, 2018
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100-word explainer: What is speed breeding?

It’s being hailed as the ‘ new green revolution ’; it’s taking science and media by storm. But what is ‘ speed breeding ’? Speed...
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100-word explainer: When is a microbe not a microbe?

Microbes are the most diverse life form on Earth. They’re not only limited to bacteria but also include archaea, fungi,...
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100-word explainer: How plants recognise gravity?

Plants have specialised gravity sensing cells at the root tip that contain ‘amyloplasts’. Amyloplasts are starch-filled structures that are heavier...