If you want to avoid catching a tick, better leave your phone at home when going for a picnic in the park or a run in the woods. The latest Polish-Slovak study shows that ticks, especially carriers of dangerous pathogens, are attracted by electromagnetic radiation at a frequency of 900 MHz.
Biodiversity is a natural 'vaccine' that protects us against pathogens. Preserving biodiversity and reducing human contact with animals can limit the spread of pathogens. Professor Piotr Skubała from the University of Silesia in Katowice writes about the role of science in the fight against the pandemic.
With fossil fuels projected to run out by the end of the 21st century, European scientists and companies have joined forces to develop artificial photosynthesis devices which can produce fuels (or chemicals needed in industry) using not oil or fossil coal, but sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.