What is World Environment Day and why do we need it?

What is World Environment Day and why do we need it?

Humanity is using up the world’s resources faster than they can naturally recover, says the UN. World Environment Day, on 5 June, is a global event to celebrate and encourage action on the climate crisis. The cost of climate adaptation in developing nations is now estimated to be $500 billion a year. CO2 emissions will … Read more

What is synthetic biology and what’s its potential? These stories explain

What is synthetic biology and what’s its potential?  These stories explain

Synthetic biology is the engineering and redesign of biological systems and could have a range of applications in modern day life. However, despite its benefits, there is limited understanding about the potential that synthetic biology offers. The Bio Stories projects aims to solicit context-based narratives around the technology, to clarify what it is at stake … Read more

What is synthetic biology and what’s its potential? These stories explain

What is synthetic biology and what’s its potential?  These stories explain

Synthetic biology is the engineering and redesign of biological systems and could have a range of applications in modern day life. However, despite its benefits, there is limited understanding about the potential that synthetic biology offers. The Bio Stories projects aims to solicit context-based narratives around the technology, to clarify what it is at stake … Read more

7 lifestyle habits which can halve your risk of dementia

7 lifestyle habits which can halve your risk of dementia

More than 55 million people live with dementia, and it is one of the biggest causes of death and disability worldwide. Research shows a healthy lifestyle can cut the chances of getting dementia, even for people whose genes put them at increased risk. Scientists have shown 7 healthy habits seem to stop up to 43% … Read more

Climate change: ‘Space Bubble’ shield could block sun’s rays

Climate change: ‘Space Bubble’ shield could block sun’s rays

MIT researchers are exploring the possibility of floating frozen bubbles made of a thin film above Earth to reflect the sun’s rays. This is a variation on the common geoengineering idea of ​​a solar shield, which blocks solar radiation, but as it is space-based there should be no risk of interfering with the Earth’s biosphere. … Read more