20 May 2013, 7:45 am
Certain academics claim that we may not have as severe a rise in temperature as is generally believed. On the other hand, they admit we have no idea what additional factors might be adding to global warming.
18 May 2013, 5:00 am
The protection of our fauna and flora is becoming one of the most important tasks of this generation, as more and more become endangered by human greed. Politics is part of the answer but initiatives such as those of the ZSL have a great part to play.
16 May 2013, 6:04 am
On Crete, people seem to stay. The Great Island reeks of really ancient culture and strange myths. So researchers decided to ask the ancients where they came from!
16 May 2013, 5:44 am
The efficiency of photo-electric devices is forever improving. Here, researchers have managed to cut costs remarkably and increase stability, although efficiency still needs to be raised for large scale production.
15 May 2013, 6:20 am
One of he oddest of the exoic birds from that wonderland called New Zealand, this little spotted kiwi has been conserved for over a century.However, because of the lack of diversity within its genes, it may yet face extincton in he future.
15 May 2013, 5:40 am
The Indian tiger is the largest population remaining today. It is in deep trouble, like many others, because genetic isolation is taking place. One ray of hope is some increase in variation, but this could be a fault due to sampling.
15 May 2013, 3:44 am
Family-related provisions are usually important components of UN policy decisions since they form part of an integrated comprehensive approach to development. UN International Day of Families has been celebrated on 15th May every year since 1995. It can be celebrated in many ways, but whatever the emphasis might be, it is important to remember that the family unit has great value and is something that should be cherished.
14 May 2013, 4:58 am
As carbon sequestration and other measures of mitigation are argued, the old figures become more and more worrying. Will anything start these non-scientific heads of state considering real logic and effective measures to stop emissions temperature rises and the huge risks!
13 May 2013, 4:26 am
The examples of how industry can recycle waste stretch back through history, but now it’s urgent as resources are slim and profits sometimes slimmer. Some recent examples put into focus how waste becomes extra revenue and also how pollution is negated.
12 May 2013, 11:21 am
When it comes to bears, it's possible that one male will often father many of the cubs in an area. This bear shows us this is indeed possible, and could be true for several species with limited distribution possibilities.
10 May 2013, 5:21 am
The search for cheaper ways to provide fuels to fit into old technology is one way to face up to carbon dioxide emissions. One solution is extracting sugars from cellulose, using enzymes, or better, a new acid catalyst.
10 May 2013, 3:40 am
The snakes and lizards have unrecognised importance in world ecosystems. Often predatory, they fit into food webs in some strange ways too.
9 May 2013, 1:48 am
Only 23 words can be found truly as roots to most ancient Eurasian languages. These very old words however have been kept through natural selection because of their use in communication.
7 May 2013, 9:33 am
While the warming has been catastrophic, the underlying effects of our treatment of the Arctic have been overlooked. This is a truly enormous chemical change, joining with global warming to destroy communities and possibly ecosystems.
6 May 2013, 2:32 am
The naming of some sea-slugs is plagued with aged specimens that seem to have become extinct and poorly understood relationships, even between the common species. Here is a valiant and successful attempt to sort out these beautiful animals.