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  • How is Your Climate/Can You Help Avoid the Worst Year in History?

    When our children ask what 2016 was like, what will we tell them about the likely hottest year that has ever been recorded.? We may be facing the truth about climate change next year, or even earlier.
  • Primates and alcohol, a natural relationship?

    Wed 6:20am
    When science attempts to discover how natural alcohol sources may affect calorie intake, it is likely that human considerations come into consideration. In this paper, the media can hopefully focus sufficiently on the genetic significance, and not whether…
  • New Homes for Ants: socialism in insects!

    Tue 5:05pm
    We do need to study other organisms in order to improve our understanding of not only nature, but chemistry, sociability and simple organisation. You would think that a colonising ant would have little to show, but the way in which individuals are empowered,…
  • Save Tropical Forest, NOW!

    Jul 14, 2016, 10:30 am
    We know our forests have gone or are going. All you have to do is fly over one of the supposed biodiverse jungly areas. The signs are there for all to see, without any satellite reconnaissance. Professor Peres gives us the whole story, with the background…
  • Koomal - predictions for survival in the Australian bush.

    Jul 12, 2016, 10:30 am
    This elusive Australian creature faces an uncertain future in a very limited environment. New systems of research will be able to inform on its conservation and that of many other species, given the hard spadework involved in carrying out the analysis.
  • How is the goat a close human communicator?

    Jul 7, 2016, 8:40 am
    So much intriguing information is becoming available about our genetic links with the primates, but there is competition from those species who can signal to each other in devious ways, or even tell us a thing or two, checking us out and giving us an idea of…
  • The human as a speciating force of nature!

    Jul 2, 2016, 5:50 am
    How do we rule this planet? Mostly inadvertently, it seems. The numbers of extinctions are only matched by the displaced species which have become greater in number as they struggle to establish in new niches and habitats, including the pathogens, the unwanted…
  • Central Asian Powerhouse of the Sun

    Jun 16, 2016, 1:45 pm
    Uzbekistan stands out as a pioneer in developing renewables in Central Asia. Here is the ongoing story, as we look at how all nations try to live up to the promise of Paris’ COP21!
  • Food, Glorious - and Sustainable (for WED!)

    Jun 5, 2016, 8:20 am
    While Knorr soups strive hardest among Unilever companies, the rest of us must become aware of sustainable food production. Strangely, one European nation buys the most sustainable agricultural products, but doesn’t seem to realise any taste difference!
  • Parrots learn New (Zealand) tricks

    Jun 1, 2016, 5:50 am
    Many kaka have been bred in island and mainland island habitats created for them in New Zealand. Here we look at new research on their cognition, using high tech facilities for recording data on individuals and ageing.
  • The GBR in black or white: coral bleaching or coal dust?

    The fight between industrial need, with Australia’s great 2 exports of coal and iron ore, and possibly the biggest natural wonder we have on Earth has been frantic. The culmination of the argument could come soon as stress grows on all parties concerned.
  • Climate Mitigation from Agriculture is Limited.

    May 17, 2016, 5:40 am
    Promises, promises. How will we cope with the mitigation measures so far in place?
  • Sea birds secret colony location policy!

    May 16, 2016, 4:59 am
    The worrying distribution of Atlantic puffin, the decrease in other seabird populations as their food supplies disappear, and the need for conservation as global warming bites – they all need studies like this to discover how our wildlife is coping with…
  • Diversity of camels conserved for 3000 years.

    May 10, 2016, 6:40 am
    The ideas surrounding the origins of domestic animals have recently been clarified, but the largest domestic, the camel, was an elusive prey, hiding in a small corner of the UAE. The discovery that these few wild ancestors contributed all of the domestic stock…
  • Battery Power helps renewable energy independents.

    May 4, 2016, 4:05 am
    The use of enormous batteries is changing the scene as renewable energy rapidly grows to take over 15% of UK power production by 2020. Much greater percentages are already in place in Scotland.
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