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  • Importance of Air Quality and Employee Productivity

    30 July 2014, 10:19 pm

    A number of credible studies have shown that indoor air quality can have a significant effect on employee productivity. And we're not just talking about air that's so bad that you can't see or breathe. Generally speaking, OSHA takes cares of those (though I…
  • Deep-Sea Octopus' Egg-Brooding Period Breaks Record!

    30 July 2014, 5:55 pm

    Robins sit on their eggs for about two weeks after they are laid. Male seahorses usually carry eggs for 9 to 45 days. Deep-sea octopuses? Four and a half years! Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have observed this unique…
  • Catching Waves in the Arctic

    30 July 2014, 9:52 am

    As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water that is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century. Storms thus have the potential to…
  • Green Turtle success story

    30 July 2014, 8:48 am

    More than 70 years after major turtle nesting beaches became protected on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island researchers are now reporting a boom in population numbers.…
  • General Motors, OnStar, EV's and the Smart Grid

    29 July 2014, 2:09 pm

    General Motors is bringing its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid solutions, to one of the largest electric vehicle collaborations to take place within the industry. Eight global automakers, including GM, and 15 electric utilities are working with the Electric Power…
  • Turtle Talk: Exactly how do turtles communicate?

    29 July 2014, 9:49 am

    Turtles comprise one of the oldest living groups of reptiles, with hundreds of species found throughout the world. Many have been well-researched, and scientists know very specific things about their various evolutionary histories, metabolic rates, and the…
  • Do "Fat taxes" work?

    28 July 2014, 3:55 pm

    Specific taxes on sugar, salt or fat do cause reductions in consumption, the European Commission found in a new report. But higher taxes may also merely encourage consumers to go for cheaper products, it warned.…

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