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  • A fly in your ear!

    23 July 2014, 9:32 am

    The miracle of hearing has come to a tiny fly that couldn’t possibly find its prey without a totally unique method of locating crickets. Business needs to start creating a packaged system that can economically help our deaf and hard-of-hearing to hear the…
  • Alberta Tar Sands pollution evidence is devastating

    22 July 2014, 6:15 am

    The disgraceful lack of control and study of the Alberta tar sands exploitation is leading to people's health problems. As the US considers its imports from Canada, it would be wise to consider just how neglectful the Canadians have been to their residents,…
  • Marmosets are marvelous !

    20 July 2014, 3:01 pm

    The study of human relatives goes far beyond the simian primates, but this species is the smallest and probably the most unique of all our closer relatives. It’s also American, which brings genomics into the New World for the first time as far as monkeys are…
  • Old King Coal has a Texan hole?

    18 July 2014, 12:50 pm

    We have ideas and giant international conferences coming up, on how to combat global warming and specifically what we can do with greenhouse gases. It could be, though, that some of the jokers in the pack are simply sequestering while Rome burns. After all,…
  • Diverse worlds of animals and plants disappearing

    18 July 2014, 6:45 am

    We need help to preserve the fantastic variation found in some areas of the world, alongside a full-blooded conservation effort for all plants and animals such as the widespread but unique Echidna here!
  • Cars for future fuels

    17 July 2014, 5:05 am

    With Honda hot on their heels and GM competition, will Toyota succeed in bringing in the first popular fuel cell car. Well they seem to have plentiful resources and they did it before with hybrids!
  • Ghosting human function: the robot future

    16 July 2014, 7:13 am

    We have always used aids to help our farming, security or surveillance. Now, as more uses appear for intelligent robotics, will we sit back and lose our fantastic disappearing skills completely, or can we maintain some of the humanity that existed throughout…
  • Organic foods have lots to give

    14 July 2014, 3:57 am

    Organic food is tremendously healthy, and now we can prove it. Forget the fertilizer and pesticide and let’s get scientific about improving the organic production of all crops.
  • How techy is Eric?

    11 July 2014, 12:09 pm

    We are all media people now, apart from those who have given up on the world. Now even they have been counted and placed in databases for a future with Big Brother- unless we are very careful with our freedoms. Our data should be free, but not too free, even…
  • Diet in mammals is complex

    9 July 2014, 12:01 am

    How could you classify the diets of mammals for so long without noting the need many species have for fruit, certain plants, or even a bit of animal material for a so-called herbivore? Carnivores need roughage in the same way the human diet has special…
  • A titan of many varied businesses

    8 July 2014, 12:21 pm

    The common substance, titanium oxide, has uses as the invaluable metal but is now rising in price as its new uses in technologies everywhere demand its presence. You can find it in foods (as additive E171), drugs, cosmetics, paint and even your jeans.
  • Babies are all meant to be the same!

    7 July 2014, 4:31 am

    Medical research is advanced but we are obviously letting down those children who are born with a built-in disadvantage. Their mothers must be nurtured and educated to a high enough standard to ensure the child's nutritional state.
  • Power, and less energy, to the people

    5 July 2014, 5:35 am

    Have you ever wondered about modifying your home to make it less energy intensive? Or does the idea of building environmentally-friendly homes appeal to your government? Sustainable construction can be of anything you fancy in your property or possibly a new…
  • The end of elephants?

    4 July 2014, 4:19 am

    Now for the final fight against greed and selfishness. When the elephants are extinct, as seems likely at the moment, that ivory price in China will rise even higher!
  • Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (CANWFZ) established 20 years after President Karimov’s initiative

    3 July 2014, 5:09 am

    More news from Asia today.In what way do nuclear weapons affect our environmental aims? Perhaps we are all suffering from the results of previous testing. It remains to be seen exactly how important these moves towards a nuclear free world work out, after…

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