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  • Climate change will expend freshwater

    Scientists have long feared that water scarcity would become a global crisis in the coming decades. According to new research from Dartmouth University, climate change will intensify this issue: in the future, plants will consume more water than they do currently, resulting in less available water for residents of North America, Europe, and Asia.

    SciTech | November 11, 2019
  • Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to halt climate change

    With ever-increasing emissions and climate change, removing greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is of critical importance. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a means of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air that functions at nearly any concentration level, making the technology far more versatile than others before.

    SciTech | November 4, 2019
  • Prehistoric humans stored bone marrow

    According to a study from Tel Aviv University and researchers from Spain, early Paleolithic people stored animal bones for weeks and then feasted on them, according to archeological findings in Qesem Cave in Israel. The Lower Paleolithic time period that occurred 400,000 years ago has had much of its history discovered at the cave.

    SciTech | October 28, 2019
  • Curiosity rover explores the history of water on Mars

    Billions of years ago, the floor of the Gale Crater was likely an ancient oasis, according to the latest telemetry from NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars. But today, the rover is exploring the dry rocks and mineral salts that remain from this once lively region. In a paper published in Nature Geoscience this week, Curiosity scientists piece together the data sent back from Mars to discover the cycl...

    SciTech | October 14, 2019
  • Repairing heart cells with hydrogel

    Every year, an estimated 785,000 heart attacks occur in the United States. However, there is no known treatment for the damage that follows a heart attack, including the development of scar tissue in the heart, which hinders muscle function and can lead to heart failure.

    SciTech | September 23, 2019