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A wide variety of materials are recyclable, and this is generally noted on the item's packaging.

Recycling is helpful for our planet, and we are all aware of this. But, in what ways can recycling benefit our environment? When resources are reused to create or manufacture new items, this is referred to as recycling. As a result, instead of disposing of waste in a landfill where it would rot, recycling tries to turn it into a resource that can be used again and again. It's necessary to keep in mind that not all materials can be reused or recycled. Waste that is classified as hazardous cannot be recycled. However, a wide variety of materials are recyclable, and this is generally noted on the item's packaging.

  • Materials that can be recycled include:
  • Cardboard.
  • Paper.
  • Glass.
  • Plastics.
  • Bricks, timber, debris, and other construction site materials.
  • Metal.
  • Green waste.

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It's important to remember that recycling is critical to the long-term sustainability of our planet's ecosystem. Some of the reasons that why recycling is essential for our planet are listed below:

  • Reduces Pollution: When something is recycled, it implies that it may be utilized again after being classified as garbage. We can limit the amount of pollution that is released when we manufacture new materials by recycling them.
  • Reduces the effects of global warming: The recycling process includes minimal combustion, and trash is turned into reusable materials with no or minimum negative influence on the environment throughout the process. On the other hand, when massive volumes of garbage are combusted during waste disposal, significant quantities of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, sulfur, and nitrogen are released into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change and global warming.
  • Lower Costs: The cost of working with recycled materials is far cheaper than generating brand new materials. As a result, companies may reduce their expenses by using recycled materials. When recycling is performed on a broad scale, the amount of money saved can be quite substantial.
  • Helps in creating employment: Recycling creates new job opportunities as it requires the establishment of several recycling facilities, resulting in a prolonged collecting and distribution chain.
  • Protects the environment and animal habitats: Landfills and waste-burning facilities have a significant negative impact on the environment in which they are located and around them. These places have the potential to alter wildlife habitats permanently. By recycling, we may reduce the amount of garbage sent to these hazardous waste landfills and thereby protect the environment.

Therefore, recycling is one of the most effective strategies to reduce pollution. It should be promoted in every nation by raising public awareness and encouraging participation from businesses and industry. Since pollution is at an all-time high, and it is critical to get it under control as quickly as possible, recycling is becoming the need of the hour.

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Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) said ulvan, the major water-soluble polysaccharide extracted from the cell wall of green seaweed, could help stop coronavirus from infecting human cells, Jerusalem Post reported.

"The lack of access to vaccines takes the lives of many victims and even accelerates the creation of new variants," said TAU's Prof. Alexander Golberg.

"The study is still in its early stages, but we hope that the discovery will be used in the future to develop an accessible and effective drug, preventing infection with the coronavirus. Our findings at this stage arouse cautious optimism," he added in the study published in PeerJ -- a peer-reviewed science journal.

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Because other research showed that certain seaweed compounds had antiviral properties, the team decided they wanted to evaluate them against Covid.

They then decided to test ulvan because it could be extracted from common seaweed.

"Ulvan is extracted from marine algae called Ulva, which is also called 'sea lettuce', and is food in places like Japan, New Zealand and Hawaii," Golberg said. "It has previously been reported that ulvan is effective against viruses in agriculture and also against some of the human viruses - and when coronavirus arrived, we asked to test its activity."

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Indian-origin Anil Menon, a lieutenant colonel with the US Air Force and SpaceX's first flight surgeon, has been selected by NASA among the 10 new astronauts who could fly to the Moon someday.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Menon helped launch the Elon Musk-run SpaceX's first humans to space during the 'Demo-2' mission and built a medical organisation to support the human system during future missions.

He also spent a year in India as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to study and support polio vaccination.

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Prior to that, he served NASA as the crew flight surgeon for various expeditions taking astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

Menon is an actively practicing emergency medicine physician with fellowship training in wilderness and aerospace medicine.

As a physician, he was a first responder during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 2015 earthquake in Nepal, and the 2011 Reno Air Show accident.

In the Air Force, Menon supported the 45th Space Wing as a flight surgeon and the 173rd Fighter Wing, where he logged over 100 sorties in the F-15 fighter jet and transported over 100 patients as part of the critical care air transport team.

The US space agency announced the selection of its newest class of astronauts late on Monday -- six men and four women chosen from more than 12,000 people who applied to the space agency in March of 2020.

Once they train and become full astronauts, they will have some exciting spaceflight opportunities ahead of them, potentially including flights to the Moon someday.

The astronauts are part of the so-called Artemis Generation. The name is a reference to NASA's Artemis programme, which aims to send the first woman and the first person of colour to the lunar surface as early as 2025 (a landing date that is considered incredibly ambitious).

"Today, we welcome 10 new explorers -- 10 members of the Artemis generation," NASA administrator Bill Nelson said during the ceremony.

"It was the Apollo generation, and that did so much for so many. Now it's the Artemis generation."

At Harvard University, Menon studied neurobiology and conducted research on Huntington's disease.

He attended Stanford Medical School where he studied engineering and medicine and worked on coding soft tissue models at NASA Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley, California.

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