Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution
From the 08.27.14 Issue
Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study estimates that more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned in such fires.
Laser device may end pin pricks, improve quality of life for diabetics
From the 08.22.14 Issue
Researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood.