Crystal study may resolve DNA mystery

When cells reproduce, the internal mechanisms that copy DNA get it right nearly every time. Rice University bioscientists have uncovered a tiny detail that helps understand how the process could go wrong.

Use of metal-organic frameworks to degrade plastics

What if the life cycle of the plastic bottle was circular? Where a used plastic bottle was returned to its original components, ready to be made into a new plastic bottle instead of possibly ending up in a landfill.

No longer a last resort: Pulling CO2 from the air

To save the world from the worst ravages of climate change, slashing carbon pollution is no longer enough—CO2 will also need to be sucked out of the atmosphere and buried, a landmark UN report is expected to say on Monday.

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