It may be that the two major challenges to humanity's future both involve water. When it comes to climate change, melting glaciers and sea level rise, it's a problem of too much. When it comes to safe drinking water, it's a problem of not enough. But some new desalination research may help solve the drinking water challenge.
According to Forest News, Cambodia loses about 208,000 hectares of forest every year from logging. Now some local residents who rely on the forest to make their living are fighting back and asking for help.
The world may be moving toward renewable energy sources, but fossil fuels are still the fuel of choice for the transportation industry. Especially when it comes to moving big things like planes and cargo ships, it's all about petroleum. But Swiss researchers are looking to at least make the creation of fuel a carbon neutral process.
The World Health Organization says nearly half of the world's population is at risk of contracting malaria. Efforts to fight the disease take two paths, fighting the disease itself and fighting the mosquitos that carry the disease. University of Maryland researchers are testing a novel new way to kill mosquitos in Burkina Faso. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Medical researchers at the University of Washington are asking video gamers to create tomorrow's medicines. Through a unique game called "Fold-it" gamers are competing against each other to create new proteins, some of which could someday help save lives. VOA's Kevin Enochs explains.
That Leonardo da Vinci was an artistic and scientific genius is indisputable. But getting a handle on this consummate but temperamental master of the arts is difficult. Now a new display of his work and some new research into his state of mind are shedding new light on the artistic master. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
The price of jet fuel is one reason aviation technology research is so often focused on making planes lighter and more efficient. A group of researchers from England have just taken that technology a step forward. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.