For the First Time, Researchers Make Plants That Glow Sustainably—And They Could One Day Light Up Our Homes

For the First Time, Researchers Make Plants That Glow Sustainably—And They Could One Day Light Up Our Homes

Photo by Planta Although glowing plants may seem like a work of science fiction, researchers have succeeded in creating plants that produce their own visible luminescence—and they say the possibilities for how we can use these plants are endless. This week in Nature Biotechnology, the scientists revealed that bioluminescence found … Read more

As Coal Usage Declines, New Study Finds Dramatic Decrease in Asthma Symptoms and Hospitalizations

As Coal Usage Declines, New Study Finds Dramatic Decrease in Asthma Symptoms and Hospitalizations

After several years of researching four coal-fired power plants, scientists have found that local residents experienced fewer asthma symptoms and related hospitalizations as the plants either retired coal as their energy source or installed stricter emissions controls. Not only that, emergency department (ED) visits dropped dramatically along with the decrease … Read more