Precious metals like silver, gold, and platinum are all used in medicine to aid treatments as diverse as wound healing and cancer therapies.
Solar power is due for massive expansion over the next 20 years. Its confirmation by the International Energy Agency as the cheapest, fastest growing renewable energy source will see it leapfrog coal and gas-fired power in most countries.
Plastic recycling and pollution are two keystone problems facing society. Despite the popular belief that plastic wrapping or containers can be converted into useful products indefinitely, many can only be recycled once or not at all.
Some food impulses are hard to resist. The smell of bacon or hot buttered popcorn, the sight of cream cakes or burgers--these can lead to an impulse buy within seconds. Delicious food in any form can trigger a response that bypasses rational thought and wrecks our best intentions.
The development of a vaccine for COVID-19 has been a global all hands on deck initiative since the Coronavirus pandemic took hold of the world in early 2020. Recently two pharmaceutical giants-Pfizer and Moderna- have announced successful ongoing trials. Updated: November 18, 2020
Gold is a precious metal. It is so valuable and used by all different industries that make it worth way more than its weight in well, gold.
Celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day in style with these fun activities.
Earth observation data is one of the best ways to study and reverse climate change.
Holdover or 'zombie' fires are wildfires that lay dormant beneath the soil and undergrowth, through wet and cold winters. They smolder and retain their heat until warmer temperatures and dry conditions reignite the flames.
Our fascination with zombies is mixed with fear, but if scientists could resurrect people successfully, it would transform society beyond recognition.
Oil spills at sea are an environmental nightmare. The mix of churning seawater and crude oil make containing and mopping up one of Earth's most polluting substances extremely hazardous.
California wildfire emergencies are the starkest sign yet that rising temperatures linked to climate change impact day-to-day living.
All day on Saturday, October 10, TED presents its first free virtual conference dedicated solely to the topic of global warming — 'Countdown.'
The 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded this week to two reasearchers “for the development of a method for genome editing."
Oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and a few other elements from the periodic table make up 99% of our bodies.