In a new study, Professor Kumar and graduate student Meredith Richardson find that using corn for biofuel comes with greater environmental costs and fewer benefits than using corn for food. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden

Nitrogen oxide is toxic in higher concentrations and classified as hazardous air pollutant. In addition, it contributes to the development of ground-level ozone. Credit: © Brian Jackson / Fotolia In metropolitan areas throughout Europe maximum permissible values of nitrogen oxide are consistently breached. It has been a challenge to determine how much each polluter contributes

A Singapore-based team of scientists from the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR and The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific has presented a model that looks into the logistics of disaster relief using open data and tools and measures developed in the field of network science. Credit: Image courtesy of World Scientific The United Nations Office for

Aerial view of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland. Credit: © adammajor / Fotolia A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through their interactions with clouds. An international team of climate scientists, led by the University of Exeter, have meticulously studied the

Numbers on red branches from the first eutherian ancestor to Homo sapiens are the numbers of breakpoints in reconstructed ancestral chromosome fragments. Breakpoints are locations where a chromosome broke open, allowing for rearrangements. The number of breakpoints per million years is in parentheses. A total of 162 chromosomal breakpoints were identified between the eutherian ancestor

University of Calgary Professor Jason Anderson, right, and doctoral student Jason Pardo published a paper in Nature about new insights into the ancient Scottish fossil called Lethiscus stocki. Credit: Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary “It’s like a snake on the outside, but a fish on the inside.” The fossil of an early snake-like

Thousands of homes were devastated by flooding in inland communities in Louisiana in August 2016. Credit: Nina Lam, LSU Floods are the natural disaster that kill the most people. They are also the most common natural disaster. As the threat of flooding increases worldwide, a group of scientists at LSU have gathered valuable information on

This is Domenico Praticò, MD, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Microbiology and the Center for Translational Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Credit: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a

Autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson’s disease, according to new research. Credit: © Feng Yu / Fotolia Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity — in which the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues — plays a role in Parkinson’s disease, the neurodegenerative movement disorder. The findings raise the possibility that the

A drug offers new hope in acute myeloid leukemia. Credit: © designer491 / Fotolia A new drug shows promise in its ability to target one of the most common and sinister mutations of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn’s Abramson Cancer

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