Hydropower dams can harm coastal areas far downstream

Thousands of hydroelectric dams are under construction around the world, mainly in developing countries. These enormous…

Why decarbonizing marine transportation might not be smooth sailing

About 60,000 merchant ships sail the world’s oceans, including container ships, oil tankers and dry bulk…

Selective application of contraceptives may be most effective pest control

Since the mid-20th century, the global human population has grown from 2.5 billion to 7.7 billion,…

How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energy

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources. If successful,…

Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?

U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won’t be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new…

Climate a driver of language diversity

A region’s climate has a greater impact than landscape on how many languages are spoken there,…

Cell polarity: An aurora over the pole

Even before the fertilised egg or zygote can start dividing into daughter cells that form the…

Exploring the scientific potential of the ATLAS Experiment at the High-Luminosity LHC

The High-Luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) is scheduled to begin colliding protons in…

Researchers dish the dirt on soil microbes

Soil microbes are wild, unpampered and uncultured. Click here for original story, Researchers dish…

Study dives deep into saving endangered shark

Mackerel sharks are large, fast-swimming apex predators that include Hollywood heavy-hitters like great whites (Jaws), mako…