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Giant Freshwater Reserve Discovered Deep Under The Seabed Off New Zealand

by David Nield, Science Alert

A rare freshwater reserve has been discovered underneath the sea off the coast of the South Island of New Zealand, which could help head off future droughts and mitigate the impact of climate change in the coming years.

The offshore freshened groundwater (OFG) was discovered through a combination of seismology and electromagnetic wave scanning techniques, which were used to build up a 3D map of the aquifer under the sea.

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Australian Manuka Honey Has Strong Antibacterial Properties, New Study Shows

by News Staff, Sci News

Australian manuka honey is at least as powerful against bacteria as the more commonly known New Zealand variety, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE.

“Honey has been used therapeutically by many cultures for millennia and has re-emerged as a treatment for wound and skin infections, mainly due to its antimicrobial activity,” the study’s authors said. Continue reading Australian Manuka Honey Has Strong Antibacterial Properties, New Study Shows