Baby bees love carbs, experiments show – here's why that matters

First ever feeding experiments reveal that solitary bees need to carb-load – and can be picky when it comes to dieting.

Elizabeth Duncan, Associate Professor of Zoology, University of Leeds • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

Electric cars could make the roads safer – here's how

Electric vehicles can have more than one source of power, meaning they can be controlled better.

Basilio Lenzo, Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

Feeding experiments reveal baby bees love carbs – here's why that matters

First ever feeding experiments reveal that solitary bees need to carb-load – and can be picky when it comes to dieting.

Elizabeth Duncan, Associate Professor of Zoology, University of Leeds • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

The US electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions

Fifteen years ago electric power generation was the largest source of US greenhouse gas emissions. Now the power sector is leading the shift to a clean energy economy.

Ryan Wiser, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

Hydrogen is one future fuel oil execs and environmentalists could both support as rival countries search for climate solutions

The genius of the Paris climate agreement was getting major oil producing countries to agree to a target, but they still have widely different views of energy's future.

John Ballantine, Professor of International Business, Brandeis University • conversation
yesterday ~10 min

Mars: how Ingenuity helicopter made the first flight on another planet

The maiden flight of Mars helicopter was a significant advance in propulsion technology.

Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University • conversation
April 19, 2021 ~7 min

Prehistoric cave painters might have been ‘high’ on oxygen deprivation – new study

It's possible that low oxygen levels in caves produced hallucinations – but that doesn't explain the majority of prehistoric art.

Paul Pettitt, Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University • conversation
April 19, 2021 ~8 min

Revealed: true cost of Britain's addiction to factory-farmed chicken

A lack of policy has allowed industrial chicken farms to multiply in certain parts of the UK – with a lack of consideration of the environmental and social impacts.

Alison Caffyn, Research Affiliate, Geography and Planning, Cardiff University • conversation
April 19, 2021 ~22 min

Climate change threatens coffee – but we’ve found a delicious wild species that could help save your morning brew

Stenophylla's black cherries have brightened prospects for a coffee supply that can withstand rising disease, pests and droughts.

Aaron P Davis, Senior Research Leader, Plant Resources, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew • conversation
April 19, 2021 ~7 min

Brazil’s economic crisis, prolonged by COVID-19, poses an enormous challenge to the Amazon

Because Brazil's economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon's good health, restoring the country's economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.

Peter Richards, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University • conversation
April 19, 2021 ~8 min

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