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How to save the oceans and the food they provide

Seven key issues face the oceans, among them climate change and over fishing. Read the whole list here and get the scientists’ best ideas on how to save both the oceans and the food they provide.

Meet the nano-sized rabbit made of DNA

Scientists have developed a new automated method to fold DNA strands into complex 3D structures. The new results will help pave the way for DNA nanotechnology in medicine over the next 10 years.

A new type of rice produces more food and cuts methane emissions

Scientists have developed a new type of rice plant that produces less methane gas than existing varieties, whilst also producing more rice.

Scientists: The oceans are changing and so should we

An international group of researchers offer solutions on how to rescue the oceans and their fishy inhabitants from rising temperatures and overfishing by ever-hungry humans.

Urban planners have little sway on lowering use of cars

Environmentally friendly cities with densely populated downtown centres offering a comprehensive array of services are not what changes people’s use of cars; the key lies with the residents themselves.

Polished election campaigns fail to deliver the votes

Norway is the Nordic country with the lowest voter participation rate in municipal and county elections. A Swedish study indicates that political parties fail to raise their standings.

Diabetes is more fatal for the poor

Persons with type 1 diabetes run nearly triple the risk of fatal heart attacks if they have low incomes and little education.

Sleep your way to success

Maybe hard work is overrated. Having had sufficient sleep has been found crucial regarding how good a person looks as a potential employee or leader.

Volcanoes linked to cultural upheaval since early Roman times

Large volcanic eruptions have cooled the global climate many times in the last 2,500 years and coincided with devastating famine across Europe, new research shows.

Lower speed limits save lives

Swedes lowered the speed limits on some of their worst roads. That same year, they saw fewer traffic fatalities.