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  • An aerial view shows a palm oil plantation in South Sumatra province Forum Article

    Why palm oil is bad for wildlife

    Palm oil plantations have an overall negative impact on biodiversity, according to research released… more

  • Lu Libing touches the belly of his pregnant wife, Mu, as they pose for pictures during an interview with Reuters at their home in Ganzhou Forum Article

    How stress affects unborn babies

    In January 1998 five days of freezing rain collapsed the electrical grid of the Canadian province of… more

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    What happens when the Fed raises rates?

    The US Federal Reserve this week has moved one step closer to lifting interest rates by ending its… more

  • Health inspection and quarantine researchers work in their laboratory at an airport in Qingdao Forum Article

    Why do some people survive Ebola?

    Despite killing a majority of people it infects, some patients survive the onslaught of… more

  • Longtin, General Manager Wind Products, sit on the top of a GE 1.6-100 wind turbine at a wind farm in Tehachapi Forum Article

    Bringing clean energy closer

    Solid oxide fuel cells and solid oxide electrolysis cells hold the promise of highly efficient energy… more

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    Can India build 100 ‘smart cities’?

    In September, a raucous crowd, more typical for celebrities the likes of Brooklyn-based Jay-Z, greeted the… more

  • ECUBLENS, SwitzerlandA student receives a measles vaccine injection at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Ecublens near Lausanne March 23, 2009. Both the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and EFPL have started a three day vaccination campaign to help eradicate a growing Swiss measles epidemic, in which more than 28 cases were discovered in both schools, out of a total of 370 in Switzerland since the start of the year. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud Forum Article

    Should we fear measles more than Ebola?

    News that a doctor in New York City tested positive for Ebola sparked mandatory quarantine orders for heath… more

  • Ball is seen on a roulette wheel in front of slot machines at Gaming Expo Asia in Macau Forum Article

    The problem with gambling research

    Casino gaming is on the rise across much of the developed world, with… more

  • Zeff, a 300 pound, 11 year old Amur tiger, moves in her new habitat, called Tiger Mountain, at the Bronx Zoo in New York, May 14, 2003. The three acre habitat holds eight tigers and brings zoo visitors face-to-face with the big cats, as they look through especially thick glass for their protection. Picture taken May 14, 2003. Forum Article

    How zoos can save our animals

    Today, many zoos promote the protection of biodiversity as a significant part of their mission. As… more

  • Europedigitalfuture Forum Article

    How to improve data security

    Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they… more

  • Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in Warsaw Forum Article

    How to make computers use less energy

    As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help… more

  • Cowsinfield Forum Article

    How technology is changing farming

    Farming cattle in northern Australia can be tough, especially in times of drought, but producers are… more