Even ‘modest’ action to limit climate change could help prevent the most extreme water-shortage scenarios facing Asia by the year 2050, according to a new study led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers.
Climate action can limit Asia's growing water shortages
One of the first civilizations to make ceramics about 10,000 years ago, China is now developing technology to manufacture ceramics in space.
China pioneers ceramic 3D printing in microgravity
As a boy growing up in Kansas, the US, Nick Hague looked up at the stars and wanted to explore the unknown. In October, his dream will come true when he blasts off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Nick Hague dreamed of stars as a boy, heading to space
New research suggested certain cyanobacteria could thrive on Mars. The microbes could even be used to provide future space colonies with oxygen.
Unique microbe could thrive on Mars, help future manned missions
To better track water use by Earth's plants, NASA is preparing to install a new instrument on the International Space Station.
New NASA instrument on ISS to track plant water use on Earth
Researchers have discovered the world's first known manta ray nursery. Scientists found the nursery in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary located off the coast of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.
Researchers locate world's first known manta ray nursery
Researchers at Iranian Amirkabir University of Technology have designed a new seawater desalination machine capable of purifying water using water membranes.
Iranian researchers design new seawater desalination machine
The last 13 years have been terrible for ancient African baobab trees.
Most ancient African baobabs dying and no one knows why
The numbers of birds in eastern Turkey's Lake Van basin have increased following heavy rains in the region, according to a biology professor.
Bird population increases in Turkey's Lake Van
Air pollution has smothered China's cities in recent decades. In response, the Chinese government has implemented measures to clean up its skies. But are those policies effective? Now an innovative study coauthored by an the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scholar shows that one of China's key antipollution laws is indeed working — but unevenly, with one particular set of polluters most readily adapting to it.
Checking China's pollution by satellite

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