Ecology & Zoology
- Want Lower Dengue Fever Risk? Have A Warmer Climate
Health researchers predict that the transmission of dengue could actually decrease in a warmer climate, countering previous apocalyptic cocktail projections which included that the lethal virus would spread more easily. Hundreds of millions of people are ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2016 - 11:49am
- Adonis At 1075 Years: Europe's Oldest Known Living Inhabitant
In history, 941 A.D. was unspectacular. Small local politics happened, a temple was built, Kievian Rus and the Byzantine Empire had another outbreak of hostilities- but in modern times, it has an interesting distinction. It was the year Europe's olde ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2016 - 12:40pm
- Beekeeping Fad And The Stress Of Traveling Is Harmful To Bees
Are bees in peril or not? It's difficult to know, because the moment science declares one thing not an issue (example: neonicotinoid targeted pesticides), environmental groups move the goalposts and declare something else is the problem. When honey be ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 24 2016 - 1:35pm
- Electronic Fences For Cats Are Safe
A study by animal welfare specialists has provided new evidence that using electronic containment systems to restrict where pet cats venture does not result in long-term wellbeing problems. The use of hand-held shock collars on dogs has previously led to ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2016 - 10:41am
- Why Shrubs Are More Successful Than Trees
Shrubs are more widespread than trees in nature and on Earth. A new study explains their global success. It turns out that the multiple stems of shrubs are of key importance. This feature contributes to both better growth and better survival than in trees ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2016 - 6:30am
- Breakthrough: Successful Ovarian Transplant From One Individual To Another
With the aid of a new immunosuppressive agent known as PIF (preimplantation factor), researchers at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Institute of Primate Research in Nairobi, Kenya, have successfully transplanted an ovary from one individual to another ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 2 2016 - 8:10am
- Molluscs May Provide Chemical Reproduction Insight Beyond Endocrine Disruptor Hype
A new test with molluscs- freshwater mudsnails (Potamopyrgus antipodarum)- may enable manufacturers of chemicals and drugs to check their products for harmful effects on reproduction, and avoid the hype and scaremongering of environmental groups. ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 16 2016 - 7:01am
- Convergent Evolution: Why Some Plants Became Carnivorous
In Insectivorous Plants, Sir Charles Darwin pondered carnivorous plants. They live in habitats poor in nutrients, mostly on nitrogen and phosphorous, and have compensated this lack with the ability to digest animals such as insects and other arthropods. Ad ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 6 2017 - 1:38pm
- No Hummingbird Collapse; They're In A Boom
Its not a great idea to use surveys, but sometimes those are all we have. After environmental groups drummed up publicity about a colony collapse disorder in honeybees, for example, concerned amateurs began taking up beekeeping. Since nature is not a perfe ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2017 - 7:36am
- When It Comes To Bees, NYT Has A Fake News Blindspot
The line between deliberately manipulating a story and poorly reporting the facts is perilously thin. During Sunday’s Oscars, what is colloquially called the United States’ ‘paper of record’, the New York Times, launched an advertising blitz positioning i ...
Article - Jon Entine - Mar 1 2017 - 4:31pm