How scientists are turning living cells into the tiny factories of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Freemont, Professor, Imperial College, London & Natalie Curach, Project manager, Partnerships Manager & Douglas Friedman, Executive director, Engineering Biology Research Consortium & Sang Yup Lee, Distinguished Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Biology is an […]

Scientists now think air pollution is fuelling violent crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content High levels of air pollution may be putting lives at risk in more ways than one. It’s already well known for causing more deaths than smoking. But now a team from Colorado State […]

Scientists have created a new kind of plastic that could be infinitely recyclable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sophie Hirsh, Writer, Green Matters By now, you’ve probably heard the statistic that only about 9 percent of plasticsactually get recycled, with the rest winding up in landfills and oceans. To combat the plastic crisis, many eco-conscious people are turning […]

Scientists just got closer to making nuclear fusion work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content & Keith Breene, Formative Content Proponents of nuclear fusion see it is as a clean and virtually limitless energy source that could power the future. But while researchers are confident they can make […]

Scientists are growing meat on blades of grass

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer , Formative Content What if you could grow a burger in the same way you grow grass? Sounds implausible? Scientists at the University of Bath are taking cells from pigs and cows and growing them […]

Methane levels are increasing – and scientists aren’t sure why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Methane levels stopped rising about 20 years ago. It was a major milestone in the fight against climate change and global warming as methane is the second most potent greenhouse gas. But now […]

Scientists have created biodegradable microneedles to fight eye disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content “I’d rather stick needles in my eyes.” That phrase – said famously by Jack Nicholson in the 1983 film Terms Of Endearment – has become a sarcastic catchphrase. But now, scientists in Singapore are […]