The World Health Organization estimates that one of the main consequences of global warming will be an increased burden of mosquito-borne diseases.
Mine wastes are of tremendous environmental concern because of their high concentrations in radioactive and toxic elements and persistence in groundwater.
Language acquisition — the process by which children break into their native language — is both an exciting scientific frontier and a critical applied issue.
The discovery of graphene and its astonishing properties has given birth to a new class of two-dimensional (2D) materials so named because, as with graphene, they can be thinned down to single laye
Plasmas, or ionized gases, are key to many modern applications and are used, for example, in the production of thin films, space propulsion, wo
Terrorist events in the name of radical religious doctrines have occurred worldwide.
Fractured rocks play central role in a wide variety of environmental fields including hydrogeology, geothermal energy, hydrocarbon extraction, and long-term storag
Symbiosis is a close interaction between different species. The bacteria Wolbachia is the most common endosymbiont (a symbiont living within host cells) described to date.
The sensing, monitoring and control of environmental parameters are critical to sustainable development and managing our increasingly interconnected daily lives.
Deep-water wrecks are remarkably well preserved, protected from negative environmental factors (storms, strong currents, high temperatures), naval shipworm, rapid oxidation and, of course, all but
In the search for an alternative approach to chemotherapy against cancer, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) has proven to be an effective treatment technique.