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  • How AIDS moved from chimpanzees and, now, gorillas.

    6:48am
    Auto-Immune Deficiency Disease is very much an issue still although many, young and old, ignore it. Those who can afford to spend our health service cash on drugs survive well, but in Africa, the support for prevention or relief is almost nil.
  • Oil boom in Texas is over?

    Mon 5:24am
    While the world ponders climate change, Texas, which suffers badly from drought, has been trying to frack its way forward. It now seems these workers will have to return home and that oil is not the future. It has lasted over a century, but the oil executives…
  • Bees = humans, in false memory at least.

    Sun 2:00pm
    How can the tiny capacity of a bee brain store memory as capably as that of our own? The 2 are very similar in performance, according to this research, despite the disparity in size.
  • Where have all the forests gone?

    Thu 5:09am
    More on the pack of lies that emerge on logging worldwide. Maybe this time, the destruction can be slowed down to a stop, after these revelations on satellite-tracking the real damage to our forests.
  • Sustainable cotton: a need for investment

    Wed 7:00pm
    Who can stomach the great environmental costs of growing cotton? It has destroyed seas and bankrupted many farmers . It is now down to manufacturing brand names to support their growers in ways they have not managed before. In the modern tradition, fair…
  • Planktonic growth and fishy futures.

    Wed 6:30am
    Both climate and ecosystem research is important, as our ocean temperatures and pH change. It is an acidic and a basic problem. How will we cope, if even more fish disappear? And there is more to this than just what we eat. The whole atmosphere and our coastal…
  • Great Lakes Puzzles (or Lessons) for Ecologists.

    Feb 24, 2015, 3:16 pm
    The distant Titicaca, Scottish lochs, Russian Lake Baikal, and the wonderful Rift Valley lakes of Africa. Such productive waters but what prospects are there for any of these lakes to survive with even a modicum of their productivity or native fauna and flora,…
  • Pangolin conservation corrupted/immense losses explained.

    Feb 24, 2015, 4:35 am
    So does Vietnam rehabilitate its wildlife in reserves, or just sneak back and eat them later? It is a question that every international worker has to ask themselves in every corrupt regime, for every single expensive effort to improve lives and wildlife. It is…
  • Japan's Struggle after Fukushima

    Feb 23, 2015, 5:57 am
    Americans worry about how the Pacific can be crossed by cesium-134. Tuna is possibly the greatest concern, but don’t worry. Keep on noshing that sushi!
  • Mekong is almost a stagnant pond!

    Feb 22, 2015, 1:21 pm
    The regulation of unilateral decisions on hydroelectric power reminds all of us that the water around us really does not belong to us. It belongs just as much to the fish and the water cycle that supplies us with the precious stuff!
  • Our evolution from jelly!

    Feb 20, 2015, 4:40 am
    When they said we evolved, we never thought we were related to these guys. What a nerve, to think ctenophore genomes could reveal such personal relationships.
  • Wave power works with heart technology!

    Feb 19, 2015, 4:28 am
    The power used by surfers for pure enjoyment can be very useful in coastal areas and far beyond. We can harness new ideas, even from medicine, to create these hyper-efficient devices for our future and the present energy needs of many nations.
  • Dragons increase in species numbers.

    Feb 18, 2015, 3:10 am
    Dragons and biodiversity seem miles apart. Here seadragons help us to understand just what might be left for us on a severely-depleted planet. Thanks to these researchers for getting to the far end of an old story from 60 years ago and using technology to…
  • Cooperative fin whales in Baja California

    Feb 17, 2015, 4:10 am
    As the oceans change due to anthropomorphic and climatic change, the whales are perhaps our best way of monitoring their vast areas, even though this study only covers the Gulf of California.
  • Pilot whales and New Zealand strandings.

    Feb 15, 2015, 7:36 am
    Why do deep-water whales strand themselves? The answer could be just that-they don’t adapt well to shallow beaches! Alternatively, read on.
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