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#104103
2015-05-29

Nature pitched as source of innovation in poor countries

Scientists in developing countries should look for inspiration in their unique environments instead of trying to replicate European and US methods, a meeting at the United Kingdom’s Royal Society has heard.

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#104502
2015-07-07

The role of species competition in biodiversity

Over long spans, biodiversity is a fluid and shifting balance of species and influences. Species diversification occurs in response to a host of complex factors, both biotic and abiotic, and understanding them is a major challenge of evolutionary biology.

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#104514
2015-07-09

Investing in science can be "the game changer" for development- experts

Investing up to 3.5 percent of a nation's gross domestic product (GDP) in science, technology and innovation can be "the game changer" for development, leading experts said on Thursday.

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#104565
2015-07-16

New finds during a biodiversity research trip in Malaita jungles

Three students and one professor from the University of Kansas, USA, arrived in Honiara the first week of June and prepared for an adventure into the Solomon Island bush. The research team, led by Dr. Robert G. Moyle, came to the islands to conduct a biodiversity survey of Malaita.

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#104580
2015-07-16

University of Alberta researchers lead global biodiversity study

Five University of Alberta researchers recently led a global project to identify a connection between grassland plant variety and productivity. One of the researchers, the University of Alberta’s Dr. Edward Bork, said if the goal of the project is confusing to some, the findings might make more ...

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#105018
2015-08-26

Citizen Science Effort Highlights How Little We Know About Invisible Life in Our Own Homes

In a new paper, scientists are announcing the discovery of thousands of unidentified species living in and around homes in the United States. The work relied on advanced technologies and scientific expertise from multiple disciplines, but none of it would have been possible without one critical ...

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#106904
2016-01-19

Interdisciplinarity: Bring biologists into biomimetics

In the late 1940s, Swiss engineer George de Mestral was inspired to invent Velcro after picking burrs from the fur of his dog. Five decades later, Japanese engineer Eiji Nakatsu, who had a passion for bird watching, designed a high-speed train with an aerodynamic front shaped like a kingfisher's ...

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#109487
2016-08-08

Roach milk inspires food supplement

Milk secreted by a cockroach species, to feed its young, is the base for a potent nutritional supplement being developed by Indian and international scientists.

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#109731
2016-08-26

The hydrogen economy is much nearer than we think

Hydrogen made from renewable electricity is already fuelling vehicles at affordable prices, writes DAVID THORPE. But now the 'green' fuel is set to go from niche to mainstream - powering not just cars, trucks and buses, but storing surplus renewable energy on sunny and windy days, then to be bur ...

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#109733
2016-08-29

How Sweden recycles 99 percent of its waste

Sweden is already an environmental leader with its electric roads and plans to be 100% fossil fuel-free by 2050, but they’re not stopping there. The trailblazing Scandinavian nation also recycles 99 percent of its waste, with only a measly 1 percent going to landfills. A process called waste-to- ...

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#110849
2016-11-15

A technological eye on the future of our seas and our agriculture

From the ocean depths to the vastness of the cosmos, new technologies give scientists a better understanding of the world around us. In this special episode of Futuris, we will meet with modern explorers of the sea, land, and space.

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#110852
2016-11-15

Concern over parasites affecting honey bees

Scientists from The University of Western Australia's Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) tagged 200 honey bee workers to find out how a highly-contagious fungal parasite (Nosema apis) impacts their ability to pollinate crops.

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#110856
2016-11-15

These 10 Innovators Are Changing the World, From Oceans to Eye Care

Innovators working to protect sea life, combat climate change, and empower women are among the ten winners of this year’s Rolex Awards for Enterprise and will be honored Tuesday night a Los Angeles event marking the 40th anniversary of the international philanthropic program.

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#111056
2016-11-24

Drought experts launch pilot project to work with African communities on building resilience

Experts at the University of Birmingham are launching an interdisciplinary project called CreativeDrought to prepare rural communities in Africa for possible future drought by combining local knowledge with environmental science.

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#111088
2016-11-25

Promoting parasites: Researchers' quest to identify freshwater fish parasites in Japan

Hiroshima University scientists have identified a new species of parasite infecting an invasive freshwater fish on the subtropical island of Okinawa, Japan. The results are part of a project to find parasites that have arrived in Japan with their non-native hosts and understand the role of paras ...

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#111089
2016-11-25

Scientists propose 10 policies to protect vital pollinators

Pesticide regulation, diversified farming systems and long-term monitoring are all ways governments can help to secure the future of pollinators such as bees, flies and wasps, according to scientists.

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#111095
2016-11-25

Fish farms offer test ground for acidifying oceans – study

British scientists have identified a paradox in research on the impact of extra carbon dioxide on the world’s oceans.There is no doubt that along with global warming the oceans are becoming more acidic, and that this badly affects fish, corals and shellfish.

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#111101
2016-11-25

Shocking Discovery: Over 1,400 Viruses Found in Invertebrates

A new study by the University of Sydney and the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing found more than 1,400 viruses in invertebrates, or animals without backbones such as worms, insects and spiders, living in and around human homes.

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#111103
2016-11-25

Drought-resistant grass to spur milk production

Struggling East African dairy farmers could benefit from new varieties of high-quality, drought-resistant forage grass known as Brachiaria that boosts milk production by 40 per cent, a report says.

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#111104
2016-11-25

Upward mobility boosts immunity in monkeys

The richest and poorest Americans differ in life expectancy by more than a decade. Glaring health inequalities across the socioeconomic spectrum are often attributed to access to medical care and differences in habits such as smoking, exercise and diet.

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#112930
2017-05-19

Why Are Thousands of Clay Caterpillars Swarming the Globe?

Scientific discovery takes patience, determination, focus and perseverance. And sometimes, it also takes 2,879 bright-green, Plasticine caterpillars.

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#112994
2017-05-23

Fake caterpillars get real results for Edmonton biological scientist

Three thousand fake caterpillars are helping scientists understand species interactions around the world. David Hik, a professor in the University of Alberta’s Department of Biological Sciences, was the Canadian lead on a study that saw plasticine caterpillars glued to plants to trick predators ...

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#113010
2017-05-23

New project uses phones and drones to monitor endangered species

Conservation researchers have developed an interactive software tool called ConservationFIT that can "read" digital images of animal footprints captured from smartphones, cameras or drones and accurately identify the species, sex and age of the animal that made the tracks, and even match tracks ...

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#113013
2017-05-23

Planting Trees Can't Cure Earth, Needs Human Technology Intervention To Eliminate CO2 In The Atmosphere & Ease Climate Change

Planting trees is a way to save the planet more than ever. It has come to a point that more tree planting won't alleviate the condition to what humans did to this planet. Planting more trees would disrupt the biological ecosystem and would even eat up the allotted food chain area of vegetation.

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#113014
2017-05-23

Acoustic images of sea floor expose areas of ‘breathtaking beauty’

THE world’s seabed has turned artistic canvas, with researchers capturing spectacular images previously hidden beneath the waves.Technology advancements have allowed a global team of scientists, including Hobart-based Vanessa Lucieer, to capture and catalogue a series of detailed acoustic images ...

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#113033
2017-05-24

Flamingo balancing act saves energy

Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists have confirmed.It may be their signature pose, but how and why the birds perch on one limb has been a longstanding puzzle.

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#113034
2017-05-24

Pregnant' housefly males demonstrate the evolution of sex determination

Sex is one of the most essential characteristics of an individual -- not only for humans, but also for animals and plants. All organisms that reproduce sexually are usually clearly male or female, whereby the genetic control mechanism responsible for sex determination varies widely from species ...

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#113050
2017-05-26

Study: Targeted conservation could protect more of Earth’s biodiversity

A new study finds that major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5% of land is set aside to protect key species.

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#113056
2017-05-26

Norway's $950 billion wealth fund commissions research on climate change

The research arm of Norway's sovereign wealth fund has awarded grants for two projects on how climate change affects the economy and capital markets, it said on Friday.

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#113059
2017-05-26

New insights into the ancestors of all complex life

A team of scientists led by the University of Bristol has provided new insights into the origins of the Archaea, the group of simple cellular organisms that are the ancestors of all complex life.

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#113060
2017-05-26

Leopards Love Indian Tea Gardens Read more from Asian

In north-eastern Indian tea gardens, the presence of leopards does not necessarily lead to conflicts with people. A study published in PLOS ONE has found that leopards are abundant in tea-garden landscapes in north-eastern India, but that their mere presence does not lead to conflicts with people.

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#113067
2017-05-26

Tiny shells indicate big changes to global carbon cycle

Experiments with tiny, shelled organisms in the ocean suggest big changes to the global carbon cycle are underway, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

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#113077
2017-05-29

Genomics tracks migration from lost empires to modern cities

New genomic tools are enabling researchers to overturn long-held beliefs about the origins of populations, a researcher will tell the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics today (Monday). Dr Eran Elhaik, Assistant Professor of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of ...

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#113109
2017-05-31

Lizard DNA reveals India’s grasslands are likely pre-human – and need protection

It started out as an interest in lacertids – a family of small lizards native to Asia, Europe, and Africa – an itch to “understand what was going on with these lizards,” according to Dr. Ishan Agarwal, biologist at Villanova University, Pennsylvania.

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#113119
2017-05-31

Biodiversity Is More Than Just Counting Species

Emmett Duffy was about 5 meters under water off the coast of Panama, when a giant, tan-and-white porcupinefish caught his eye. The slow-moving creature would have been a prime target for predators if not for the large, treelike branches of elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) it was sheltering under.

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#113121
2017-06-01

Next Mass Extinction Of Life On Earth Will Be Brought By Growing Human Population, Say Scientists

The explosive growth in human population is bringing about the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth scientists have said.

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#113125
2017-06-01

Science-based forest policies urgently needed for effective climate action

There is a rapidly closing window of opportunity to take effective climate action, and EU forest policies need to be more science-based to succeed, write Michael Norton and Jaana Bäck.

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#113135
2017-06-01

How hot were the oceans when life first evolved?

We know little about Earth's surface temperatures for the first 4 billion years or so of its history. This presents a limitation into research of life's origins on Earth and also how it might arise on distant worlds as well.

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#113136
2017-06-01

Climate science is not a belief system

Science is not a belief system: it is repeatable, testable experimentation leading to a working theory. The science behind climate change is basic and can be learned during childhood schooling.

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#113242
2017-06-09

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Mateus Mutemba: Ambassador for Conservation-based Prosperity

Mateus Mutemba, the Warden of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, is one of 14 National Geographic Emerging Explorers for 2017. This group is being honored for the way its members explore new frontiers and find innovative ways to remedy some of the greatest challenges facing our planet. The 2 ...

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#113244
2017-06-09

Accounting for tree height, biodiversity is 3-D

The species-area relationship (SAC) is a long-term pattern in ecology and is discussed in most academic Ecology books. Its implications are relevant for many ecological, evolutionary, conservation and biogeographic purposes.

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#113261
2017-06-13

Saving the planet one study at a time

Natural science has taken centre stage as one of the most important topics of research for the modern age. Some of New Zealand’s top natural scientists at the University of Waikato are working to uncover ways to reduce the damaging effects of human activity on the environment.

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#113282
2017-06-14

Muscle fibers alone can't explain sex differences in bird song

Male birds tend to be better singers than females—but does the basis for this difference lie in the brain or in the syrinx, the bird equivalent of our larynx? The researchers behind a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances analyzed the muscle fibers in the syrinxes of male and female bi ...

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#113289
2017-06-14

Microbiologist discovers antibacterial properties of insect wings

When Elena Ivanova travelled from Russia to Australia in January 2001, she brought with her an international reputation, an impressive publishing record and her unique collection of marine bacteria, amassed over almost two decades.

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#113293
2017-06-14

You Are What You Eat, And What You Eat is Millions of Microbes

Poop is nothing short of a scientific miracle. It helps researchers understand the diets of dinosaurs, trace the spread of ancient disease and recognize parasitic infection. Fresh human feces also provide a direct window into our guts and the billions of microscopic critters therein, which help ...

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#113318
2017-06-15

High temperatures, not ocean acidification, is threatening the growth of coral

The Achilles' heel of coral growth is high temperatures, not ocean acidification, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The research will be presented tomorrow in Canberra at the Coral Reef Futures Symposium.

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#113319
2017-06-15

How cracking the sex-change code in bearded dragons could help them survive

Australian scientists say they have cracked the code that explains why reptiles change sex under the stress of extreme temperatures. The proposed model could also help manage biodiversity as reptiles come under pressure from climate change.

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#113344
2017-06-16

Lightning more powerful over ocean than land: study

People who live and work along coastlines may be more likely to experience a super-charged lightning strike, researchers including one of Indian origin have found.

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#113363
2017-06-19

How drones are advancing scientific research

Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have been around since the early 1900s. Originally used for military operations, they became more widely used after about 2010 when electronic technology got smaller, cheaper and more efficient, prices on cameras and sensors dropped, and battery power ...

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#113379
2017-06-19

This Young Scientist Is Researching How To Prevent The Next Global Extinction

Lauren Sallan has studied dead fish for her entire professional career. “I was born within driving distance of the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. My parents did all they could to support my budding interest in science. In fact, I joke that I’ve been an amateur paleontologist since I was three ...

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