Newly Invented Catalyst Dramatically Increases The Efficiency of Turning CO2 Into Fuel

It took nature decades of photosynthesis, followed by eons of intense heat and pressure from geological activity to bake atmospheric carbon dioxide into the long chains of hydrocarbon that make up fossil fuels. ¬† We don’t have the luxury of millions of years to mop up the excess carbon from our atmosphere, but advances in … Read more

A Rare, Isolated Script Invented From Scratch Holds Clues to The Evolution of Writing

A rare script from a language in Liberia has provided some new insights into how written languages evolve. “The Vai script of Liberia was created from scratch in about 1834 by eight completely illiterate men who wrote in ink made from crushed berries,” says¬†linguistic anthropologist Piers Kelly, now at the University of New England, Australia. … Read more