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Nanobots are waiting in the wings to cure cancer and clean up ocean pollution

In 1956, Arthur C. Clarke wrote “The Next Tenants,” considered to be the first work of fiction broadly describing what is today known as …

A Scientist's Dream Fulfilled: Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

Sharon Belvin's nightmare with cancer began in 2004, when she was just 22.<p>Belvin was an avid runner but said she suddenly found she couldn't climb the stairs without "a lot of difficulty breathing."<p>Eventually, after months of fruitless treatments for lung ailments like bronchitis, she was diagnosed …

Cancer

Here's the asterisk for Mark Zuckerberg's post about Facebook's carbon footprint and lattes

In honor of Earth Day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on his timeline that your Facebook use for an entire year has a smaller carbon footprint than making a latte:<p>Well, that phrasing isn't entirely fair.<p>Here's the much more accurate way that Facebook talks about the same stat when it's showing …

India Establishes World’s First 100 Percent Solar-Powered Airport

Awesome.<p>In a move that’s expected to save 300,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the next 25 years, the state of Cochin on the southwest coast of …

Renewable Energy

Global Water Shortage Risk Is Worse Than Scientists Thought

About two-thirds of the world's population faces water scarcity for at least one month during the year.<p>The growing risk of worldwide water shortages is worse than scientists previously thought, according to a new study.<p>About 66 percent, which is 4 billion people, of the world's population lives …

Water