Environment

Male fertility is declining – studies show that environmental toxins could be a reason

In the U.S., nearly 1 in 8 couples struggles with infertility. Unfortunately, physicians like me who specialize in reproductive medicine are unable to determine...

78 million batteries will be discarded every day by 2025, researchers warn

About 78 million batteries powering Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be dumped globally every day by 2025 if nothing is done to improve...

How chemistry makes carbon dioxide removal possible

Elon Musk is shelling out a hundred millions dollars to anyone who can come up with a way of removing CO2 from our atmosphere....

Spending time outdoors can benefit your brain, study confirms

In a new study from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, researchers found that regularly out in the fresh air is good for...

Electronic air cleaners could generate unintended pollutants, shows study

As the Covid-19 pandemic raged, news reports show that sales of electronic air cleaners have surged due to concerns about airborne disease transmission. But a...

Where you live can greatly affect heart, brain health

Liz Harris won't let anything stop her from walking. Three mornings a week, she descends three flights of stairs and heads to Anacostia Park. It's...

Scientists find new way to protect seeds from drought

MIT researchers have devised a way to protect seeds from the stress of water shortage during their crucial germination phase, and even provide the...

New 2D alloy could be a way to recycle CO2

A two-dimensional alloy material made from five metals acts as an excellent catalyst for reducing CO2 into CO, research indicates. The research, from the lab...

Your reusable coffee cup might not be so green after all

Many sustainability-minded consumers likely assume that reusable products have fewer environmental impacts, but just how green are they? A new study uncovers some surprising...

Lower exposure to sunshine may increase your colon cancer risk

In a new study from the University of California San Diego, researchers found that inadequate exposure to UVB light from the sun may be...