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.
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.
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.
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.