Manipulating stress response in cells could help slow down aging

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have found that a stress response in cells, when "switched on" at a post-reproductive age, could be the key to slow down aging and promote longevity.

Drought forces water use rethink in Spain

Faced with a historic drought and threatened by desertification, Spain is rethinking how it spends its water resources, which are used mainly to irrigate crops.

Severe water shortages strain wheat harvest in Iraq

Salah Chelab crushed a husk of wheat plucked from his sprawling farmland south of Baghdad and inspected its seeds in the palm of one hand. They were several grams lighter than he hoped.

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