‘It’s a miracle crop’: the pioneers pushing the powers of seaweed
Kelp can clean New York’s polluted waters, tackle climate change and is sustainable – but growers need a law change first. Motoring out of Montauk Harbor aboard a research vessel, Sean Barrett waves hello to a commercial fishing boat, yelling “What up, Jay! Any slipper snails in there?”
Concrete construction “offsets around one half” of emissions caused by cement industry says IPCC
Around half of the carbon emissions from cement production are reabsorbed by the material when used in buildings and infrastructure, according to the latest IPCC climate report.
Flavonoid-rich food could improve your gut microbiome and lower your blood pressure
A diet rich in flavonoid compounds is linked to lower blood pressure, a study has found, and the association is partly explained by an improved gut microbiome.
Projects Office designs non-institutional interior for mental health facility in Edinburgh
London studio Projects Office has used seaside-inspired colours and imagery to create a comfortable but practical interior for a mental health unit at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh.
Wind Catching Systems designs giant floating wind farm with 117 turbines
Norwegian company Wind Catching Systems is developing a floating offshore wind power generator that could produce renewable energy for 80,000 homes at prices comparable to traditional fossil fuels.
NIH-funded study suggests a single skills-based session on pain management packs a punch
A single two-hour session of a pain management skills class could offer as much benefit as eight sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for patients experiencing chronic low-back pain (CLBP), suggests a study published in JAMA Network Open.
Beyond The Brain 2021 – Further Reaches of Consciousness Research
Beyond the Brain is the world’s premier conference series exploring new research on whether and how consciousness and mind extend beyond the physical brain and body.
How can smart tech tackle climate change?
Humans are responsible for emitting over 40 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year – and we all know that we need to reduce that figure to prevent devastating climate change.
Five things we learnt from the IPCC’s latest global climate report
Formed in 1988, the IPCC is a body made up of the world’s leading climate scientists with members from 195 countries. Back in 1990 it issued its first report warning of the potential dangers of rising greenhouse gas emissions.
Artificial pancreas and smartphone app could revolutionise type 2 diabetes treatment
Patients with type 2 diabetes benefit from wearing an ‘artificial pancreas’ run by a computer algorithm, a new study has found.
Food Insecurity, Neighborhood Food Environment, and Nutrition Health Disparities: State of the Science
Nutrition plays an important role in promoting health and preventing disease throughout our lives. But where we live or how much money we earn can affect our ability to access or afford healthy food.
Why Migraine Sufferers May Want to Eat More Fish
A diet high in omega-3s, the fats found in fish, and low in omega-6s, found in many vegetable oils, led to fewer headaches.