Researchers have analyzed brain scans from both multilingual and monolingual people, all of whom were previously diagnosed with either Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Their conclusion: knowing a second language may help offset the effects of degenerative brain disorders.
If you've spent much time around the Great Lakes, then you're probably familiar with the sea lamprey. It's a destructive invasive species, which depletes stocks of native fish by feeding on their blood. Thanks to recent research, however, there may be new hope for controlling lamprey populations.
In the average distribution system, as much as 30 percent of treated water is lost due to leaks, but the problems can be hard to pinpoint. Now, researchers have developed a technique that could have a big impact on the problem, using “noise logger” devices to spot underground leaks.