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global warming

Transforming Our Lives Can Limit Global Warming to 1.5c Without New...

The new study, published today in Nature Energy, is the first to show how the 1.5oC global warming target can be reached without increasing our...
robotvideo

Killer Robots, Free Will and the Illusion of Control

Control. We all like to think we have it, but is it all just an illusion? It might seem like a very existential question...
sepsis

Sepsis Kills Most in Icus, with 55.7% Mortality Rate

Brazil has an extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in intensive care units (ICUs), surpassing even mortality due to stroke and heart attack...
bioenergy

Technology Key to Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

However, its climate performance can vary significantly depending on the production and processing of forest or agriculture biomass and the final use for biofuel...
climate change

How Can Man-Made Climate Change Be Proven?

If observed climate variables such as temperature or precipitation change over time, it raises the question as to whether human influence plays a role....
climate change

Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Slowing Climate Change are Compatible Goals, UMD...

Ending extreme poverty by 2030 is the first of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Meanwhile, plans set forth by the Paris Climate Agreement...
Earth's species

How $14 Billion Protected Earth’s Species

Billions of dollars of financial investment in global conservation has significantly reduced biodiversity loss, according to a new University of Oxford-led study involving UCL. For twenty-five years,...
Height Deficits

Poor Quality Water May Be Responsible for Height Deficits in Children

Reducing infant mortality rates was one of the Millennium Development Goals announced by the United Nations (UN) in 2000. Actually, several advances in this...
Antibiotic

Antibiotic Resistance – Gaining Resistance Is Just the Start

Scientists have discovered bacteria are able to “fine-tune” their resistance to antibiotics – raising the possibility of some superbugs being resistant to drugs which...
sulphur emissions

Black Boxes and Drones to Remove Smoke Sulphur

The UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted stricter requirements for ships’ sulphur emissions in order to ensure cleaner air and reduce global pollution....
Graphene-oxidevideo

Graphene Sieve Turns Seawater into Drinking Water

Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving...
metamaterials

HKUST Researchers Create Solid Metamaterials with Fluid-like Property that Can...

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) researchers have successfully created solid composite materials with the unique wave property of fluid, a...
killer robots

Beware the Killer Robots

In July 2015, thousands of researchers working in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics united to issue an open letter calling for a pre-emptive ban...
triclosan

Researcher Helps Stem the Spread of Superbugs

Katherine Baker feels vindicated. She and other microbiologists have been warning for years that anti-bacterial soaps containing triclosan are bad for the environment, harmful...
biogas

Biogas – Easy to Underestimate

The report has been drawn up under the auspices of the EU project “Prestudy for regional development of biogas infrastructure”, commissioned by the Biogas...
ocean biodiversity

Ensuring Equity in Conservation and Sustainable Use of Ocean Biodiversity

A team led by researchers at the University of Tokyo has quantified substantial imbalances in the ongoing international negotiations on the conservation and sustainable...
climate

The Fire Through the Smoke: Working for Transparency in Climate Projections

The government of a low-lying island nation is considering the construction of a seawall to protect its capital and economic hub from the rising...
psychedelic drugs

Risky Research Could Herald Mindful Revolution

With its roots in the great age of Victorian invention, Imperial College London looks back on a rich heritage of breakthroughs in science, engineering...
designer membranes

Manchester Scientist Develops Designer Membranes

Sebastian Leaper, a PhD student at the University, is the winner of the Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award 2016. The £50,000 award which...
climate change

SBU Study Says Climate Change is Major Factor in Predicting Future...

It is commonly believed that population growth will be the dominant factor in determining water scarcity in the next few decades. However, a new...