Concentrations of common medications are rising in waterways. What heals us is making the environment ill – and is also having an impact on human health. A German research team is working on new ways to filter out drug residues.
The group known by its acronym DUH has led the charge to hold Germany's treasured carmakers accountable for air pollution — earning it the hatred of the auto industry and the adulation of environmentalists.
Building instruments for fancy space experiments is a tough job, but rewarding if your technology transfers to Earth. Dr Geraint Morgan went from compounds on a comet to sniffing bed bugs in hotels.
Climate change will bring some surprising effects: Bumpy plane rides, greater mood swings and more volcanic eruptions are just a few of the things we can expect over the decades to come. And yes, even more lightning.
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