- Using Feces To Save Some Animal Species
In the Cerrado region of Brazil, four dogs trained to detect animal feces by scent are helping researchers monitor rare and threatened wildlife such as jaguar, tapir, giant anteater and maned wolf in and around Emas National Park, a protected area with the ...
Article - News Staff - May 12 2008 - 10:40am
- Your Anti-Bacterial Soaps Could Be Killing The Environment
Parental concerns in maintaining germ-free homes for their children have led to an ever-increasing demand and the rapid adoption of anti-bacterial soaps and cleaning agents. But the active ingredients of those antiseptic soaps now have come under scrutiny ...
Article - News Staff - May 16 2008 - 9:09am
- Oregano Oil Is A Natural Beetle Insecticide
New research in the Society of Chemical Industry’s Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture shows that oregano oil works as well as synthetic insecticides to combat infestation by a common beetle, Rhizoppertha dominica, found in stored cereals. Not o ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2008 - 11:38pm
- Tempe- Fungus, Grains And Folate Make Vegetarians Happy And Healthy
Charlotte Eklund-Jonsson at the Department of Food Science, Chalmers University of Technology, in Sweden says the results of her doctoral dissertation could be a new vegetarian food that boosts the uptake of iron and offers a good set of proteins. The food ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2008 - 11:31am
- No Waste: Silica Gel Fibers Promote Quick Wound Healing- And Are Absorbed By The Body
Millions of patients suffer from poorly healing large-area wounds caused by complaints such as diabetes, burns or bedsores. The wounds can be treated with conventional collagen dressings or polylactic acid dressings, but the success rate is not as good as ...
Article - News Staff - May 29 2008 - 12:25pm
- Scientists Find Monkeys Who Know How To Fish
Long-tailed macaques eat mostly fruit — but when resources are scarce, they’ve been known to get creative with their cuisine. When living near humans, they raid gardens and learn to beg for food. Sometimes they even steal food from inside houses. Now, for ...
Article - Jonathon C. - Jun 11 2008 - 10:07am
- Discovery- Marine Bacteria Using Sunlight Absorb Carbon Dioxide
Marine bacteria have the capacity to take up and capture carbon dioxide with the help of sunlight, say researchers at Kalmar University in Sweden in collaboration with colleagues in Spain, Australia, and Russia. This can be compared to a simple form of pho ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2008 - 8:46pm
- Save The Forests, Lose A Lot More?
Conserving biodiversity must be considered when developing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation, researchers warn in a paper today. The 2007 statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations indicate that fr ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 12 2008 - 2:14pm
- How To Fight Global Warming If We Don't Understand The Impact Of Global Forests On Climate Change
With the proper spin, forests can be the cause of global warming. They produce methane. American environmentalists have an irrational dislike of nuclear power so they forced America to use more coal so they can be blamed for the spike in CO2. It takes unde ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 12 2008 - 8:34pm
- Even The Deep Oceanic Food Web Is Being Polluted
New evidence that chemical contaminants are finding their way into the deep-sea food web has been found in deep-sea squids and octopods, including the strange-looking "vampire squid". These species are food for deep-diving toothed whales and othe ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2008 - 11:40pm