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Research finding uses for waste

The United Kingdom buries over 18.8 million tonnes of household waste each year. Frankly, that’s a lot of trash. In fact, it’s two million tonnes more than any other country in Europe. Lucky for them, researchers at Teesside University may have a solution to their...

New massive stars discovered

Astronomers have found the largest stars to date, including on that weighed more than 300 times the mass of the Sun at birth. This is twice as much as the current limit of 150 solar masses. And that makes for a pretty darn bright star.Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope...

Study: Organic produce isn’t better for you

Study: Organic produce isn’t better for you

A recent study shows that organically grown produce may actually not offer additional nutritional benefits over conventional varieties. The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports that organically grown carrots, potatoes and onions...

Beavers: the eco-friendly engineer

Beavers: the eco-friendly engineer

Beavers are also known as ecosystem engineers because of their ability to alter stream eco-systems. And now they’re helping make some important discoveries, too. Kansas State University professor Melinda Daniels has been studying the connection between river...

Permafrost accelerating global warming

Permafrost accelerating global warming

Sure, we love the warmer weather. But up to two-thirds of the Earth’s permafrost may see it’s last days by 2200. This is a result from the warming temperatures, which is letting out large quantities of carbon into the atmosphere. A new study by the University of...

GMO salmon. Would you eat it?

GMO salmon. Would you eat it?

“AquaBounty is a biotechnology company dedicated to the improvement of productivity in aquaculture.” They are also dedicated to making some GMO-salmon.GMO, that is, genetically-modified organisms, are finding their way into a “scientific breakthrough” called...

Earth Hour alert!

So, what did you do for Earth Hour 2011? We hope shutting off your lights between 8:30pm and 9:30pm were part of it! What is Earth Hour? Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million people  and over  2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one...

Fog harvesting could bring water to poor

New fog harvesting processes may help make water more available to the world’s poor. Engineer Shreerang Chhatre is exploring fog harvesting, a way to develop a device to attract the run-off from the morning fog. With this, poor villagers could collect clean water near...

Is eating local helping the environment?

We’ve heard it over and over: eating local is good for the environment. Less travel, less toxins, supporting our farmers. It can’t get better than that… right? David Cleveland, a professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Barbara, felt that his Santa Barbara...

The Dirty Dozen: what to buy organic

The Dirty Dozen. Sounds appetizing, doesn’t it? We hear that we should buy organic. Then it doesn’t matter. Then a new study shows something, well, new. What should we believe? If you’re buying organic foods purely for the health benefits, let it be known that it...