Scientists discover a 99-million-year-old beetle trapped in Burmese amber

This discovery offers clue to gymnosperm pollination Flowering plants are well known for their special relationship to the insects and other animals that serve as...
Human wastewater valuable to global agriculture, economics

Human wastewater valuable to global agriculture, economics

It may seem off-putting to some, but human waste is full of nutrients that can be recycled into valuable products that could promote agricultural...

Prehistoric mummy shows ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia

It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mummy, consolidating the researchers' previous findings that embalming...

Earth’s ingredients seem ‘pretty normal’, says new study

The Earth's building blocks seem to be built from 'pretty normal' ingredients, according to researchers working with the world's most powerful telescopes. Scientists have measured...

Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770 percent in five years,...

The volume of wastewater new wells generate during their first year of production has also increased by up to 1,440 percent The amount of water...
Scientists discover world's oldest cheese in Egyptian tomb

Scientists discover world’s oldest cheese in Egyptian tomb

Aging usually improves the flavor of cheese, but that's not why some very old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb is drawing attention. Instead, it's...

Native Americans engaged in trade more extensively than thought

A research team has found a copper band that indicates ancient Native Americans engaged in extensive trade networks spanning far greater distances than what...

Scientists discover a fast way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere

Scientists have developed an accelerated way to produce magnesite at room temperature, a mineral which can capture the greenhouse gas CO2 from the atmosphere. Removing...

Zombie gene protects against cancer in elephants

Dead gene reborn helps destroy cells with damaged DNA An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of...
Walmart aims to eventually get 100 percent of its power from renewable sources, like these solar panels on a Sam’s Club in Glendora, Calif.

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here’s what happened

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make. For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter...

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