Environment

Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here’s what we’re learning...

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It slowly destroys memory, thinking and behaviors, and eventually the ability to carry out daily tasks. As...

Air pollution may increase women’s dementia risk

In a new study, researchers found that older women who live in locations with higher levels of air pollution may have more brain shrinkage,...

Hot or cold, weather alone has no strong effect on COVID-19 spread

In a new study, researchers found that temperature and humidity do not play a significant role in COVID-19 spread. That means whether it's hot or...

Scientists find faster, greener way to produce carbon spheres

A fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital component for carbon capture technology and for new ways...

Air pollution can make COVID-19 even deadlier

In a new study, researchers found that people with long-term exposure to air pollutants may be more likely to die from COVID-19. They analyzed more...

Cold weather may help you burn more fat in exercise

In a new study, researchers found that high-intensity interval exercise may help burn more fat when performed in cold weather. The research was conducted by...

Air pollution linked to higher risk of kidney disease

In a new study, researchers found that people may face a higher risk of developing kidney disease if they live in areas with elevated...

What will happen if oceans lose all oxygen?

With no dissolved oxygen to sustain animals or plants, ocean anoxic zones are areas where only microbes suited to the environment can live. "You don't...

UV radiation from sunlight can reduce COVID-19 transmission, study shows

In a new study, researchers found evidence that the spread of COVID-19 is sensitive to UV exposure. While this suggests that COVID-19 may vary with...

This simple thing may improve your mental health in the COVID-19 pandemic

In a new study, researchers found that nature around one's home may help mitigate some of the negative mental health effects of the COVID-19...