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Sunken volcano and the secret rise and fall of the Hawaiian islands

New research suggesting that the two volcanoes responsible for the formation of the Hawaiian island of Oahu developed on top of an older volcano. https://twitter.com/SciProgress/status/47090052454049792Q

Astronomers identify planet-munching stars

A technique has been developed that allows stars which feed on earth-like rocky planets to be identified. https://twitter.com/SciProgress/status/470854077216481280

Biologists identify new neural pathway in eyes

Scientists have established that intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) play a role in the detection of the contrast between light and dark, and actually contribute to image perception. https://twitter.com/SciProgress/status/470055882651623424

Malaria-immune children and the hunt for a vaccine

In the search for a vaccine against malaria, a group of children have been identified in Tanzania who have a natural immunity to the disease.

https://twitter.com/SciProgress/status/469606209293914112

Mosquitoes moving into UK cities

Climate change, combined with urban heat island effects and the increasing use of garden water containers, means that many UK cities are becoming ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes, including those species known to transmit malaria.

https://twitter.com/SciProgress/status/468983525291851776

Storing hydrogen fuel: a new approach

Hydrogen fuel has long been promoted as the way forward in the move away from fossil fuels, but can be difficult and dangerous to store. This report examines a new solid, stable material that can store significant quantities of hydrogen. …