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The Netherlands’ accent on rehabilitation and social re-integration of criminals seems to have finally paid off. The country no longer considers its prisons as economically viable and plans to close down another five such institutions.
Canadian aboriginals have been using clay to treat their ailments for centuries.
Using energy from the sun, researchers converted seawater into hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) — a fuel that can be used in fuel cells, instead of elemental hydrogen.
Called ReGen Villages, the project imagines a community of buildings that produce all their own food and energy, while being off the grid and having an extremely low environmental impact.
Ancient Chinese villagers already mastered beer making more than 5,000 years ago, according to archaeologists who found beer-making equipment in the Shaanxi province.
Only a fraction of the cancer patients in the terminal stages of their illness fully understand their prognosis. The findings suggest many patients are “kept in the dark”, even though they only have a couple months to live anymore.
For the first time in history, scientists have cut out HIV genes from live animals.