North and South Korea have reached an agreement on creating measures to combat infectious diseases – singling out tuberculosis and malaria as the focus of their efforts. They have also pledged to work
Poisonous air is having a devastating impact on billions of children around the world, damaging their intelligence and leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths, according to a report from the World Organization.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof his
LONDON (Reuters) - Crunchy and tasty, yes, but could carrots also strengthen cement and cut carbon dioxide emissions for the building industry? A group of researchers at Britain’s Lancaster University
The Sears catalog brought city goods to the country. It also unintentionally combatted white supremacy. Sears, the once-iconic American retailer known for its catalogs, filed for bankruptcy this week.
EnvironmentPlanet or Plastic? A new study looked at sea, rock, and lake salt sold around the world. Here’s what you need to know. In partnership with the National Geographic Society. Microplastics were
• Traditional pay TV faces a bleak future, a new survey indicates. • Nearly a third of consumers now say they don't subscribe to any kind of multi-channel pay TV service. • Meanwhile, a plurality of US
Africa is experiencing a demographic and nutrition transition. More and more people are moving to urban areas. Slum communities currently constitute about 56% of the urban population in sub-Saharan Africa.
From H. G. Wells’s dial-in news hotlines to the “altered facts” of Dr. Who, people have long questioned the shifting reality of how we gather information and the reliability of the news sources that publish
A four-year experiment sets out to study the ecological consequences of a bold scheme to end malaria. When Delphine Thizy talks to people about eliminating malaria by targeting mosquitos, the one question
Germany has rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology. Two bright
London (CNN) — Scientists believe they may have found an unlikely ally in the fight against plastic pollution -- fungi. A report published by London's Kew Gardens claims to have found a fungus that can