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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What are the top 5 innovations for low-carbon cities?
2017-06-01 10:10:26

What are the top 5 innovations for low-carbon cities?

At first blush, the list seems obvious. Electrification of transportation, buying clean energy from wind and solar generation, and some low-carbon building changes. But that seems a bit too facile. What’s really changing cities

Mayor Emanuel announces city buildings to be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2025
2017-05-31 10:50:19

Mayor Emanuel announces city buildings to be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2025

City Colleges of Chicago leadership announced their commitment to move their buildings’ electricity use to 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. When implemented, Chicago will be the largest major city

China makes 'flammable ice' breakthrough in South China Sea
2017-05-31 10:10:34

China makes 'flammable ice' breakthrough in South China Sea

The fuel-hungry country has been pursuing the energy source, located at the bottom of oceans and in polar regions, for nearly two decades. China's minister of land and resources, Jiang Daming

Roads made of recycled plastic are being tested in Britain
2017-05-29 15:25:02

Roads made of recycled plastic are being tested in Britain

Scotland-based company called MacRebur has come up with a way to create roads that are made of recycled plastic, and are stronger and longer-lasting than normal asphalt-based roads

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures
2017-05-25 10:50:37

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures

The outgoing chief of the United Nations health agency highlighted the relevance of the World Health Organization (WHO), and offered its decision-making body parting advice that included protecting scientific evidence

IMF says world is at risk of 'economic derailment'
2017-05-23 11:05:19

IMF says world is at risk of 'economic derailment'

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the global economy faces a growing "risk of economic derailment" and must take steps to boost global demand