After suffering the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986, the land surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear plant has been devoid of human settlement and was thought to remain like this for another 24,000 years. In 2016, however, Ukrainian official came up with the idea of installing a solar farm on the uninhabited area. Now the land is home to 3,800 solar panels capable of powering energy into 2,000 households. This is just the beginning as Ukraine has granted nearly 6,200 acres of land to solar investors that could be turned into a giant solar plant.

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After undergoing virtually successful trials of its advanced technologies in the Pacific Ocean, Ocean Cleanup, the non-profit organization is now venturing onward on its journey of relieving our oceans of plastic. The project is now officially headed towards the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the largest accumulation of plastic in the world.

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Scientists in the UK have managed to restore the vision of people suffering from choroideremia, the most common form of inherited blindness. By injecting patients with a virus containing a lacking gene into the rear of their eyes, patients were able to experience significant gains in their vision. Out of 14 patients, 12 showed signs of improved or maintained vision since having the injection, some as long as five years ago.

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New legislation is on its way to address a devastating opioid crisis that has plagued the US for over 17 years. Last week the Senate managed to achieve impressive bipartisan agreement and pass the opioid bill. The legislation lifts restrictions on who can prescribe treatment medications to opioid addicts and allocates states more flexibility with funding aim to address the problem.

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Previous studies on sleep have shown that taking short naps during the day can help you memorize information faster. Now researchers from the University of Bristol have found daytime snoozes can help you absorb information that your brain is not even aware of. Find out more about the power of napping here.

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A poor diet can cause damage to the brain. Being depressed can negatively affect your appetite and what you eat, but can bad eating habits bring your mood down? Our latest study, a systematic review of the best available evidence, found a clear link between the quality of a person’s diet and their risk of depression.

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Germany is working on plans to phase out coal, and the head of a large German energy company, RWE, has said that the company is “ready to abandon coal.” But before that happens, the company wants to cut down the remaining slice of a 12,000-year-old forest to expand a coal mine.

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The number of hours you log at work each week can have a significant impact on your health and your longevity -- especially if you overwork.

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Starbucks Taiwan will debut its first Asia Pacific store that is built from recycled shipping containers in the Hualien Bay Mall. The mall has yet to be opened to the public, but it is situated in a touristic area of the city that is well known for its cuisine and features breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring mountains.

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Large fields, predictable rainfall, and favorable temperatures have meant that farmers in Arsi Negele, a town in southeastern Ethiopia, have benefited from good crop yields. Their production of wheat and maize, two of the main food staples in Ethiopia, have also increased over time.

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