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  • Hybrid energy: bacteria+solar harvesting!

    How soon will real solar harvesting take place on a truly large scale, that will make our use of fossil fuels truly obsolete? That question still needs a really astute answer, but the time is rapidly approaching, even if this new hybrid photosynthesis fails…
  • Cuban crocodile gets a lift !

    Mon 4:22am
    The need to get pure bred animals back into the wild as well as create a genetic diversity from all available stock is emphasised in this exercise. Swedish crocs are being sent to their Cuban origins to help increase both survival and genetic stock.
  • Weapons important for stag beetle evolution.

    Thu 4:56am
    The most intriguing species are often those that have adopted unusual shape and size as means to their special species’ needs. Stag beetles now appear to stand out as one of the most remarkable and numerous speciations from a basic model of battling males.…
  • Water on Earth is becoming rare.

    Wed 5:17am
    The consideration of all factors in your environment is a policy that escapes most politicians, many scientists and even you. Water is inescapable, becoming more scarce and highly useful for normal life. Just ask a Martian. When we look back on the 21st…
  • Gibbon families grow larger with bi-female groups.

    Apr 14, 2015, 4:06 am
    How do gibbons maintain their small family groups? Could they have slightly larger family groups and would this work in similar ways to those found in other primates? Fascinating questions especially given the threatened species of gibbon and the rapidly…
  • Smart, energetic glass could take over

    Apr 12, 2015, 12:56 pm
    Google Glass could be a flash in the pan, bullet-proof glass is so passé. In the future we could all be invisibly surrounded by energy-harvesting, smart windows, powering our electronic devices and maintaining the indoor environment in the most efficient…
  • The future of Australia's conservation efforts?

    Apr 9, 2015, 5:36 am
    How to prevent the tragic loss of life among Australia’s native fauna? The process of rapid extinctions over the past few centuries show little sign of declining without powerful efforts from the population, government and action groups. Leadbetter’s…
  • The owl and the butterfly - and mimicry

    Apr 8, 2015, 4:50 am
    Mimicry is a true natural wonder, while many of us have looked at butterflies and wondered if their mimicry really works. We are not the predator, so we cannot envisage the exact moment of attack, when lives are lost or beaks are mistakenly directed at the…
  • Rise of Renewables: a first for Solar Power in Central Asia

    Apr 3, 2015, 3:20 pm
    The race for solar power is on as fossil fuel investments are divested and renewable technologies increase their percentages of many nation’s electricity production. The first major solar power project in every country is a real measure of progress.…
  • April Fools, with the naughty bits explained!

    Apr 2, 2015, 5:48 am
    Have you ever wondered if pineapples grow on trees? Well, apparently, spaghetti does, with the emphasis on "apparently."
  • Public participation and environmental monitoring compared

    Mar 30, 2015, 11:31 pm
    There is little we can do to stop large corporations and various forms of government from riding roughshod over our communities' best interests. Or is there?!
  • The Ancient Romance of Samarqand.

    Mar 28, 2015, 12:30 am
    It is likely that more writers and scholars have written about Samarqand than any other ancient city. The place teems with ghosts of long-gone civilisers, - and decivilisers, Amirs and zealots, soldiers of both fortune and dedication, but I love it. Thanks,…
  • Scenes of Reason:climate change and video information

    Mar 26, 2015, 11:55 pm
    When they speak about environmental issues on news programmes, you rarely get such direct information as these youngsters provide here.
  • Will we release these reincarnated mammoths?

    Mar 22, 2015, 1:54 pm
    Darwin would have called us armchair conservationists, but this is even worse. While he was an armchair theorist (compared to Wallace), we may begin to spend our time and money trying to correct past extinctions. Tinkering is unlikely to be an answer to the…
  • How do we face up to ice loss?

    Climate change is about to become the issue that many accept as even more important than wars and finances. We are being physically forced into action, despite the fact that almost nobody lives around the Barents Sea or even the Bering Strait.
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