Over half of the world’s population lives in cities, and with urban farms on the rise, researchers have begun examining how compatible modern cities are with large-scale food production. Could cities one day produce enough food locally to sustain whole communities?
Several US studies
Wax Moth Caterpillar Could Help the Plastic Crisis
Quite by chance, researchers recently discovered that the greater wax moth caterpillar - known as a pest in Europe that eats beeswax from honeycombs - is able to biodegrade polyethylene, the material used in plastic shopping bags.
This fortunate discovery came about after
Pipeline Leak Caused Deadly Colorado House Explosion
Investigators recently announced that a deadly April 17 explosion in Firestone, Colorado was caused by an abandoned leaking pipeline that was still connected to a natural gas well owned by Anadarko Petroleum.
The 1-inch pipeline was cut about 10 feet from the recently-built
Huge Crowds Attend March for Science in NYC, Worldwide
Newsday is reporting that Tens of thousands of scientists and their allies marched through Manhattan Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s approach to science, including his job picks for top regulatory posts and proposed funding cuts to research and enforcement.
Solar-powered water harvester could help in arid climates
As reported by Science magazine, a new spongelike, solar-powered device can collect water vapor from the air even in regions of low humidity, and can produce 2.8 liters of water a day for every kilogram of the spongy absorptive material it contains. Once improved,