Keeping cool without warming the planet

Harvard scientists have developed a revolutionary new mechanism that could unlock environmentally friendly air conditioning.

Yahya Chaudhry • harvard
June 24, 2022 ~6 min

Wild turtles age slowly. Some basically don’t age at all

New research finds that turtles in the wild age slowly and have long lifespans, and identifies several species that essentially don't age at all.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State • futurity
June 24, 2022 ~8 min

How to align gold nanorods without losing their powers

A new technique uses magnetic fields to align gold nanorods while preserving their underlying optical properties, report researchers.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 24, 2022 ~4 min

Five billion people can't afford surgery – a team of innovators could soon change this

A team of doctors and academics worked together on back-to-basics surgical equipment that is already changing lives.

Noel Aruparayil, Clinical research fellow in global surgery, University of Leeds • conversation
June 24, 2022 ~10 min

New pic sheds light on the death of ‘hypergiant’ stars

Astronomers are working to learn more about what happens when supergiant stars die. A new image has helped them uncover some answers.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
June 23, 2022 ~8 min

West Africa’s First Underwater Museum Brings Attention to Environment

VOA Learning English • voa
June 22, 2022 ~4 min

US Agency Raises Questions about Cryptocurrency’s Decentralized System

VOA Learning English • voa
June 22, 2022 ~5 min

Scientists find link between sleep and learning new tasks

Researchers look at “replay” during sleep, which is theorized to be a strategy the brain uses to remember new information.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
June 22, 2022 ~7 min

Women in STEM need more than a law

Women scientists have seen gains in STEM since the addition of Title IX, but culture remains an obstacle.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
June 22, 2022 ~8 min

New shelter designs boost firefighters’ survival chances

"For the wildland firefighter, deploying a shelter is the last thing they want to do—it's the final resort, the last line of defense," says Roger Barker.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
June 22, 2022 ~6 min