A new study published in Science reveals that over 50% of the world’s largest lakes are experiencing water loss due to climate change and unsustainable human consumption. However, the research provides hope by offering insights into lake water storage trends and their causes. By combining satellite observations and models, scientists can now provide valuable information to water managers and communities on how to safeguard vital water sources and regional ecosystems. The study’s comprehensive assessment highlights the urgency of incorporating human consumption, climate change, and sedimentation impacts into sustainable water resource management, with the aim of reducing large-scale declines in lake water storage.
In a recent study, plants have been discovered to emit ultrasonic sounds when under stress, suggesting a previously unknown form of communication. These inaudible clicks and pops serve as distress signals and can be detected within a meter’s radius. Researchers used machine learning to differentiate between the sounds produced by unstressed, dehydrated, and cut plants, […]
In 1958, a faint flicker ignited a spark of hope that changed the rhythm of hearts forever. Imagine life on the edge of a silent abyss, every breath a stolen moment, every heartbeat a borrowed pulse. This was the reality for Arne Larsson, a Swedish engineer whose heart, like a flickering candle flame, threatened to […]
Scientists have developed a gene therapy that has the potential to reverse heart failure. The treatment, which is still in the early stages of development, has shown promising results in animal studies. The gene therapy works by increasing the production of a protein called cBIN1. cBIN1 is a master regulator that helps to keep heart […]