'Chromosome shattering' seen in plants, cancer

Plants can undergo the same extreme 'chromosome shattering' seen in some human cancers and developmental syndromes, UC Davis researchers have found. Chromosome shattering, or 'chromothripsis,' has until now only been seen ...

Travertine reveals ancient Roman aqueduct supply

For hundreds of years, the Anio Novus aqueduct carried water 87 km (54 miles) from the Aniene River of the Apennine Mountains down into Rome. Built between AD 38 and 52, scholars continue to struggle to determine how much ...

Fusion researchers use Titan supercomputer to burst helium bubbles

Scientists look to the stars when it comes to developing clean, virtually limitless energy. Though humanity understands how stars power themselves—nuclei of hydrogen and its isotopes fuse together in extreme conditions, ...

Pollution worries hang over Chile's Copa America

As South America's football heroes jet into Chile for the Copa America, a dark cloud is hanging over two host cities where air pollution alerts are worrying organizers and fans.

When trees aren't 'green'

Most of us don't consider forests a source of pollution. As natural bodies, they should be good for the environment. But a recent study in Japan shows that older cedar and cypress plantations are causing as much pollution ...

Researchers develop low-cost, 'tunable' window tintings

Technology developed by the University of Cincinnati and industry partners can do something that neither blinds nor existing smart windows can do. This patent-pending research, supported by the National Science Foundation, ...

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