Billion-plus people to lack water in 2050: study

More than one billion urban residents will face serious water shortages by 2050 as climate change worsens effects of urbanization, with Indian cities among the worst hit, a study said Monday.

Unlocking the secrets of Heritage Smells

Clues to the condition of museum exhibits and antique objects are to be revealed in a research project led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow- with the use of technology for 'sniffing' artefacts.

New insight into how 'tidying up' enzymes work

A new discovery about how molecules are broken down by the body, which will help pharmaceutical chemists design better drugs, has been made by researchers at the University of Bristol.

Japan lacking radioactive water storage: US experts

Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may have run out of room to store radioactive water, US scientists said Monday after the plant operator reported leaks that could contaminate the ocean.

How do plants fight disease?

How exactly bacterial pathogens cause diseases in plants remains a mystery and continues to frustrate scientists working to solve this problem. Now Wenbo Ma, a young plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside, ...

Bieber's 'Baby' most viewed video at YouTube

Pop star Justin Bieber's music video "Baby" has crossed 500 million views on YouTube and is the most watched ever on the video-sharing service that launched the boy music idol to fame.

MIT professor wins first JSA Outstanding Nuclear Physics Award

An MIT professor recognized as a world leader and innovator in the field of experimental electromagnetic nuclear physics has been named the first recipient of the Outstanding Nuclear Physicist Award by Jefferson Science Associates.

SDSC's CIPRES Gateway provides window to the past -- and fast

A novel supercomputing resource created by researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, is allowing scientists to study evolutionary relationships among large populations of ...

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