We must go deeper: Submerging net cages for healthier fish Submerging fish farms may be better for fish, but how can it be done for fish that also need air?

Most fish farming in the ocean uses net cages that float because it is easier to feed and remove fish at the surface and because some fish species require access to air. However, the surface of the ocean experiences a READ MORE

These household products can help remove more pesticides from vegetables than tap water Researchers washed spinach leaves in household products like lemon extract to determine if there’s a better way to remove pesticides from vegetables at home.

Pesticides applied to vegetables are extremely helpful in producing high quality crop yields. With the onset of their use in farming, they have helped bring global food security and stability. Without them, pests would eat and destroy a lot of READ MORE

Believe it or not, we can (kind of) measure the air pressure of early Earth! Blue-green algae's response to different nitrogen pressures may tell us what fossils to look for and what those fossils tell us about ancient air pressure.

Blue-green algae’s response to different nitrogen pressures may tell us what fossils to look for and what those fossils tell us about ancient air pressure.

Parkinson’s disease and your appendix High levels of improperly shaped proteins in the appendix may be an indicator of Parkinson's disease in the brain.

Researchers found higher levels of mis-folded proteins in the appendix of Parkinson’s patients compared to healthy controls. The researchers suggest that this finding of alpha-synuclein in the appendix may mean that misfolded alpha-synuclein can travel from the appendix to the brain as one of the potential mechanisms that leads to Parkinson’s disease.

Electric hand dryers in restrooms aren’t as clean as you think Scientists sampled air, surfaces, and dust from restrooms in three hospitals in the UK, Italy, and France and found that bathrooms with hand dryers were more contaminated than those with paper towels.

Scientists sampled air, surfaces, and dust from restrooms in three hospitals in the UK, Italy, and France and found that bathrooms with hand dryers were more contaminated than those with paper towels.

When it comes to buying seafood, there are five kinds of people. Which one are you? Consumers are becoming more conscious than ever about their food, and companies are following their lead by finding out what matters to them.

What makes a person choose a certain kind of fish when shopping at the grocery store? A group of German researchers surveyed shoppers to better understand their buying decisions. This makes it easier for aquaculture farmers to be profitable and consumers to be satisfied.

What the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz can teach us about conservation Researchers from the Smithsonian meticulously analyze the 80-year-old ruby slippers and learned how to preserve them for future generations

Scientists use advanced lab techniques to examine every detail of the ruby slippers to understand what they are made of, the age of the materials, and their present state. As a result, they learned how to protect them from deteriorating further.