How to cryopreserve fish embryos and bring them back to life
2017-08-17 13:05:45

How to cryopreserve fish embryos and bring them back to life

Scientists report for the first time the ability to both deep freeze and reanimate zebrafish embryos. The method, appearing in the journal ACS Nano, could potentially be used to bank larger aquatic and other vertebrate oocytes


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UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online
2017-06-29 12:20:11

UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online

A senior United Nations official has called for sustained joint efforts to combat terrorism and welcomed a partnership initiative with tech giants Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to counter terrorism

World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates
2017-06-23 10:10:15

World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates

The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children

Italy’s struggling economy World’s Healthiest People
2017-06-20 10:10:46

Italy’s struggling economy World’s Healthiest People

The high-heeled boot surrounded by five seas is ranked the healthiest country on Earth in the Bloomberg Global Health Index of 163 countries. A baby born in Italy can expect to live to be an octogenarian

Boy genius Boyan Slat’s giant ocean cleanup machine is real
2017-06-16 10:10:32

Boy genius Boyan Slat’s giant ocean cleanup machine is real

A system of trash-collecting booms will launch in 2018, and–the 22-year-old inventor claims–will collect half the plastic trash in the Pacific Garbage Patch in five years

Shareholders force ExxonMobil to come clean on cost of climate change
2017-06-15 10:30:24

Shareholders force ExxonMobil to come clean on cost of climate change

‘Historic’ vote by nearly two-thirds of shareholders will force annual ‘stress test’ to measure how regulation will affect assets

UN chief Guterres highlights importance of sustainable energy
2017-06-14 13:15:54

UN chief Guterres highlights importance of sustainable energy

Underlining the importance of energy, in particular for realizing the SDGs, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for urgent action to ensure that everyone has access to clean energy