A homemade solar lamp for developing countries
(Phys.org) —The solar lamp developed by the start-up LEDsafari is a more effective, safer, and less expensive form of illumination than the traditional oil lamp currently used by more than one billion people ...
Cutting emissions pays for itself, research shows
Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also lead ...
Actions on climate change bring better health, study says
(Phys.org) —The number of extremely hot days in eastern and midwestern U.S. cities is projected to triple by mid-century, according to a new study led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and ...
Carbon cleanup would save millions of lives, study finds
Reducing fossil-fuel emissions to safer levels would save millions of lives annually by the end of the century, a study said on Sunday.
How effective are renewable energy subsidies? Maybe not effective as originally thoughts, finds news study
(Phys.org) —Renewable energy subsidies have been a politically popular program over the past decade. These subsidies have led to explosive growth in wind power installations across the United States, especially ...
Visiting a park could save your life, scientists say
City dwellers should visit parks more often and take advantage of this free and easy way to boost their physical and mental health, environmental scientists have urged.
Archaeologist leads the first detailed study of human remains at the ancient Egyptian site of Deir el-Medina
Ancient Egyptian workers in a village that's now called Deir el-Medina were beneficiaries of what Stanford Egyptologist Anne Austin calls "the earliest documented governmental health care plan."
The world braces for retirement crisis
A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. It will play out for decades, and its consequences will be far-reaching.
Tripling Internet access would do more good than tackling HIV: study
Dramatically expanding broadband access would boost the global economy and could do more good than investing in HIV prevention or clean drinking water, according to a study published Thursday.
Reasons for becoming self-employed in later life vary by gender, culture
Self-employment can allow older workers to stay in the labor market longer and earn additional income, yet little research has addressed if reasons for self-employment vary across gender and culture. Now, University of Missouri ...
Startups should seek quality—not quantity—in partnerships, study finds
When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Scientists put cancer-fighting power back into frozen broccoli
There was bad news, then good news from University of Illinois broccoli researchers this month. In the first study, they learned that frozen broccoli lacks the ability to form sulforaphane, the cancer-fighting ...
Researchers develop green tea-based 'missiles' to kill cancer cells more effectively
Green tea has long been known for its anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-aging and anti-microbial properties. A group of researchers from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR has ...
Carbon dioxide stored in Marcellus Shale wells could also boost gas production
(Phys.org) —Marcellus Shale and other natural gas plays are considered valuable for what can be extracted from them, but what if they could also be valuable and environmentally helpful after they are been ...