Large-scale wind and solar farms could make the Sahara literally green

In Maryland, researchers used a climate model to show that the installation of large-scale wind and solar power generation facilities in the Sahara could...

Research shows ancient agriculture changed Earth’s climate

In Wisconsin, millennia ago, ancient farmers cleared land to plant wheat and maize, potatoes and squash. And unknowingly, they may have been fundamentally altering...

Study says consuming no alcohol minimizes your health risk

In Washington, a new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol. “The health risks associated with alcohol are massive,” said...

Sight and sound combine to improve body tissue imaging

In Indiana, Purdue University researchers are developing a novel biomedical imaging system that combines optical and ultrasound technology to improve diagnosis of life-threatening diseases...

Hothouse Earth feedback processes drives further warming

In Australia, in the midst of a record-breaking global heat wave, a recent international study presented a terrifying worst-case scenario: that hothouse Earth conditions...

Researchers map 94 percent of the wheat genome

In the United Kingdom, a major international research collaboration of more than 200 scientists from 73 research institutes in 20 countries over 13 years...

Climate change reduction needs forest regeneration

In the United Kingdom, a team of researchers concluded that trying to tackle climate change by replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations...

Microbes hold the keys to ocean health

In Australia, scientists recorded more than 175,000 tiny microbes dwelling in our ocean waters for the first time, providing an unprecedented baseline against which...

The portfolio diet reduces a range of risk factors for cardiovascular disease

In Canada, University of Toronto researchers found that the portfolio diet, a plant-based way of eating previously shown to lower cholesterol levels, reduces other...

Consuming coffee may reduce your risk of death

In the United Kingdom, a report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee titled 'Coffee, caffeine, mortality and life expectancy' highlights the potential...

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Money down the toilet: Flushable pregnancy test startup announces funding

In Philadelphia, biodegradable pregnancy test startup Lia Diagnostics has raised $2.6 million in private funding. The company, which says its paper-based tests are flushable, did...

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