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Live Earth: How Global Warming Became Cool

Once embraced only by tree huggers but now by Madonna, Sting and other stars, global warming had a turbulent ride before being adopted as a celebrity campaign issue in Saturday's Live Earth concerts. For much of its history, climate change has faced indifference or ignoranc...

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

...picked up a mango," Soontorn tells AFP. "The mango tree does not need anything. The mango tree recycles everything, and it survives by the wind and the sun." Unfortunately for this middle-aged ...

Listening to MP3s During Lightning Could Be Disastrous to Your Brains

... jogging when he received such a side flash from a tree that had been struck. Listening to an iPod while jogging, he was struck by lightning. The earphones conducted the electricity through his head, bursting his eardrums and fracturing his jaw. He was thrown over two metres, as a result of the elect...

Ujjain Ashram Adopts Eco-friendly Burial Process

...d with mud. After five or six months, sapling of a tree is planted - which once grown up benefits us with its fruits and oxygen." The unusual methodology of burial is said to be based on the theory that all mortal remains should merge in nature. At least 35 people have been reportedly buried following...

Evolution of HIV from African Greek Monkeys

... recently than previously thought . A new family tree for African green monkeys shows that an HIV-like v... been infected with an ancient SIV, the SIV family tree should match that of the four monkey species.The trees didn't match."The monkey tree was significant...

Kashmir University Stops Construction to Save Chinar Trees

...t the Mughal rule for bringing the majestic chinar tree to Kashmir from Iran, others argue the chinars in ...ar leaves. Besides its grandeur and beauty, this tree has economic significance for the locals. Its dry fallen leaves are burnt and converted into charc...

Tree Bark Substance may Hold New Lung-cancer Treatment

...erived from the bark of the South American lapacho tree kills certain kinds of cancer cells. The study, conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has also suggested that this substance could lead to a novel treatment for the most common type of lung cancer. The compound, called beta-lapachone, has...

Girls Feet Severed in Amusement Park Accident

...e southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. But for a tree branch which checked her fall, she would have crashed to death. There were no first aid facilities available, it was reported. Now comes the news that a 13-year-old girl had her feet severed in an accident on an amusement park in Kentucky. Her con...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

...00,000 person-years). The most risky occupation -- tree fallers -- was much higher than any drug, at 360 per 100,000 person-years. * Rock climbing (36 deaths per 100,000 person-years) had a mortality rate about equivalent to clozapine, while climbing in the Himalayas (13,000 per 100,000 person-years) ha...

Now a Green Agenda for Mental Health

...vania showed that hospital stays for patients with tree views was significantly shorter, they required fewer painkillers, used less medication, and nursing staff reported fewer negative evaluation comments in the medical records. In a recent Mind survey, 33 per cent of psychiatric inpatients said they d...

New Food Allergy Clinic Opens at University of Michigan Health System

...en developing allergies to foods such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk and more has led the University of Michigan Health System to open a new clinic that will include a focus on the problem. Fodd allergeyThe new clinic at Dominos Farms in north Ann Arbor offers an expansion of food allergy services previ...

Massive Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Hundreds of Home in Florida

...s Mr. Bielenberg. The fire started April 16 when a tree fell on a power line. Stoked by winds, it has destroyed 24 buildings, including 18 residences....

Natural Pine Bark Extract Reduces Heart Failure Risk

...al pine bark extract from the French maritime pine tree - helps prevent damage that high blood pressure causes to the heart. The study was conducted at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Elderly female mice (18 months old) were randomly divided into four groups: control mice, mice receiving Pycnogenol ...

Protein Folds Research Offers Insight into Metabolic Evolution

Researchers have created the first global family tree of metabolic protein architecture and their advan...tic analysis that systematicists used to build the tree of life, and we are applying it to a biochemical problem, a systems biology problem. To get at the...

Invasion of Cicada Hordes Feared in US Midwest

...ymphs burrowing underground, cicadas suck sap from tree roots. Almost all members of a group, or brood, burst from the ground within a couple days of each other. They quickly climb the nearest vertical surface to molt and unroll their wings. In some heavily wooded areas, as many as 1.5 million cicadas p...

Australian Girls Took Instructions to Commit Suicide from Internet Site

...riend Stephanie Gestier, were found hanging from a tree in a national park near Melbourne last month. They had been missing for a week before their bodies were found. The apparent suicide pact had sent shock waves across the country. They had taken instructions from an internet site, Rob Gater, father o...

Color Vision Drove Primates to Develop Red Skin and Hair, Study Finds

...pecies. The researchers then used a phylogenetic tree representing the evolutionary relationships among all the primate species under study to test hypotheses about the order in which the traits of red color vision, gregariousness (highly social behavior) and red coloring evolved. By comparing the trai...

Shimla to Take Stringent Action Against Tree Felling

Illegal felling of a tree in Shimla could land you in jail for up to three years if a proposed forest conservation law gets implemented in this hill station. Official sources said fines of up to Rs.60,000 could also be imposed under a Forest Protection Act that awaits the ...

Research on Fruit Bats

... all day; they often change their positions in the tree and interact with their neighbours. Young flying foxes also make training flights during the day. All these daytime activities require visual capabilities", says Brigitte Muller. In contrast, Rousettus roosts in caves, and Epomophorus in the darke...

Dining Out is Risky for Food-allergic Consumers

...of accidental exposures in persons with peanut and tree nut allergies, and 15 of 32 percent of fatal reactions to foods began from food obtained in a restaurant or food establishment. Dr. Sicherer emphasizes that the discrepancy between high comfort in preparation of a safe meal and deficits in knowledg...

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