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A ceramic tablet infused with silver or copper nanoparticles can disinfect water for up to six months. Called MadiDrop, the tablets are being developed for use in communities in South Africa that have little to no access to water.

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Via Futurity

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Plastic water bottles aren’t silent killers, even if you leave them out in the heat. Brian Dunning, of myth-busting web series inFact, explains why.

Via Lifehacker for inFact

With population growth, industrialization and limited resources, access to freshwater has become a crisis. 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water – that’s more than one out of six people. Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-related illness.

Link EcoSalon

The idea that Mars once had oceans is a controversial one: It’s been proposed before, and formations that look like shorelines have been found in images from a variety of spacecraft. Now scientists, after analyzing data from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission, have concluded that the northern plains of Mars may have had an ocean.

Full story at CNN

Here are seven ways to beat allergies and increase your immune system naturally:

Link TLC

“A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across some truly stunning photographs by German photographer Markus Reugels, part of his “Setup Liquid Art” series, depicting spherical representations of the Earth, Jupiter, and the moon, among other objects. The twist: they are “liquid planets,” comprised of a drop of water caught mid-fall.

And there’s no computer manipulation — these shots are real.”

Via Discovery News

Partial replacement of old lead pipes can make water contamination problems worse, a new study shows. Joining old lead pipes with new copper lines using brass fittings spurs galvanic corrosion that can dramatically increase the amount of lead released into drinking water supplies, the research shows.

Full story at Futurity

Preeti Bhatia

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Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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