Netherlands is closing down more prisons because there’s no one to fill them with

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 clay kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria on contact

Canadian aboriginals have been using clay to treat their ailments for centuries.

Hydrogen peroxide made from seawater might one day power fuel cell cars

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.

These villages combine vertical farms, greenhouses and clean energy technology to be completely off-the-grid and self-sufficient

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.

Oldest beer making tools found in China are 5,000-years-old

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.

Just 5% of terminally-ill cancer patients understand the depth of their situation

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.

Scientists cut HIV genes from live animals using genetic scissors

For the first time in history, scientists have cut out HIV genes from live animals.