Photo via Shutterstock Researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have discovered a way to turn ordinary skin cells into protective brain cells - a breakthrough that could have a resounding
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The Roof of the World has long been associated with notions of adventure, beauty, and the majesty of some of the tallest mountains on earth. However research has shown that amidst the stunning landscape
Image courtesy of Geoff Pugh The extraordinary development of 3D printing technology has given one British man his life back. Thanks to the incredible advancements of 3D printing in the medical
As an extension of China's $16 billion plan to combat air pollution in its cities, today the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced an ambitious plan to export the nation's emissions to
Photo via Shutterstock New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ultimately unsuccessful efforts to ban the sale of super-sized sugary beverages within the city may have been met with skepticism by some,
UK company Invicta Group has become the first company in the world to make food-safe products from 100% recycled plastic bottles, containers, tubs and lids. Their new rPETable patented process focuses on
Photo via Shutterstock Polluters in China beware - there's a new Premier in town and he is ready to tackle pollution with an "iron fist," he told media at his debut press conference over the weekend.
Former Tepco executive Eiju Hangai, who quit the company a few months before the 2011 devastating tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, has built a solar agricultural park near the power plant. The
Photo via Shutterstock Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced today that Japan plans to begin restarting its idled nuclear plants later this year. All 50 of Japan's nuclear reactors were taken
Image: weibo.com China's cities are experiencing record-breaking levels of air pollution. Fearing for their health, Shanghai's traffic police department has distributed nasal smog filters to more than
Cornell bioengineers have combined 3-D printing with injectable gel molds to create an artificial ear that looks and functions like a real human ear. The new bioengineering method offers a more
A team of teenagers interested in biotechnology is working on turning mosquitos into "flying syringes” to deliver vaccines to humans. The students are working in part with Provita Pharmaceuticals, a
Curious about the amount of EMF your electronics give off? Concerned about overexposure? Or maybe you're just interested in ghost encounters? Check out Mr. Ghost, a new device that helps you figure out
The average person sleeps around eight hours a night — which amounts to a third of your life spent in bed. But despite the amount of time that we find ourselves tucked under our covers, most of us don't
NASA’s Earth Observatory has released startling new satellite images of the thick layer of smog that engulfed Beijing over the weekend. Two images, taken on January 14 and January 3, 2013, show the
Researchers at MIT just developed a new bio-polymer film that is able to generate electricity from a readily available source: water vapor. The material changes its shape as it absorbs evaporated water.
Hong Kong is set to introduce a new clean-air measure that will ban high-polluting vehicles and offer subsidies to help owners replace diesel-powered buses and trucks. Among the banned vehicles will be
When you hear about the effects on climate change on global populations, some of the places that might immediately spring to mind might include the low-lying island of Tuvalu or Haiti, which is
A troubling new nationwide survey conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco finds that most doctors do not inform patients about environmental risks they might encounter
London-based designers Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves — from Therefore.com – spent four years developing a light that would provide a viable alternative to kerosene and sun-powered lamps for
Maggie's provide emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. The centers are located in architecturally striking buildings within the grounds of NHS
Anyone who's ever seen an episode of Star Trek knows that when a crew member is ill, Dr. McCoy is able to use his medical tricorder to scan the patient and diagnose diseases or collect bodily information.
Nearly 40 years after the Vietnam War, the U.S. launched a project to clean up toxic residues of Agent Orange -- one of the many herbicides used by the U.S. military during the war was proven to contain
Bath and baby care giant Johnson & Johnson has announced plans to remove all potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from its toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within three
It's been well over a year since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. During early stages of the fallout, Japanese officials insisted that
CFL bulb photo from Shutterstock A study by the State University of New York at Stony Brook revealed that manufacturing flaws in some compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to potential UV exposure.
Cyclone Photo from Shutterstock Even though large areas of the US are experiencing extreme drought conditions, aggressive summer thunderstorms have also swept across parts of the nation - and according
With a flurry of controversial discussions surrounding the 4th installment of LEED (formally known as LEED 2012), the USGBC has found themselves on a collision course with powerful construction
Preschool boy on dental prevention examination via Shutterstock Yet another health problem has been linked to the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) -- this time, it's cavity fillings. A new study from
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