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The secret lives of whales

...king on may be the worst public health crisis that humanity has ever faced. That’s because 70% of all humanity (4.2 billion people) depends on seafood as its primary source of animal protein, and if the fish are...

New Clues Add 40,000 Years to Age of Human Species

...ime of origin," he adds, “most cultural aspects of humanity appear much later in the record—only 50,000 years ago—which would mean 150,000 years of Homo sapiens without harpoons, music, needles or even most tools. This is another mystery yet to be solved," he said. When Richard Leakey, F. Clark Howell, Cami...

Changing ecosystems throw scientists mega-challenges

Accelerating environmental changes have presented humanity with some significant scientific and engineering challenges, according to the new National Science Foundation (NSF) report, Pathways to the Future: Complex Environmental Systems: Synthesis for Earth, Life and Society in the 21st Century. Among the c...

MERIS monitoring tracks planetary photosynthesis levels

...l source of energy storage for a large fraction of humanity which relies on it for heating and cooking. It is especially significant as a 'sink' of carbon that might otherwise enter the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and hasten global warming. Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) acquires ...

Old drug, new tricks: Prospects for slashing the impact of malaria

...e trial would open the way to relief in the 10% of humanity infected with this debilitating and often fatal disease - over 500,000,000 people. The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is collaborating with the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) and the University of Melbo...

Studies on human genome variation provide insight into disease

...tion on the innocent gene variants that colour the humanity of life." Contact: Lon R. Cardon, Ph.D. Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Oxford Phone: +44-01865-287591 E-mail: lon.cardon@well.ox.ac.uk ...

Housecat-sized Siberian tiger cubs get collared

...tion on the innocent gene variants that colour the humanity of life." Contact: Lon R. Cardon, Ph.D. Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Oxford Phone: +44-01865-287591 E-mail: lon.cardon@well.ox.ac.uk ...

University of Arizona plant scientists to unravel maize genome

... apply the knowledge gained to treat disease, feed humanity and preserve livable environments. ...

Hooked on fishing, and we're heading for the bottom, says scientist

...esources from excessive use will be a key task for humanity in the 21st century." ...

Radiotherapy advance points way to noninvasive brain cancer treatment

...ntist," she says. "If you can really contribute to humanity and do something that's useful for people, for sick people, it's really incredibly gratifying." John Morgan, (608) 877-2357, jmorgan@wisc.edu ...

Save the whales? Sure, but how many?

...ical baselines' where species are restored to when humanity as a whole had significantly less impact on the world as it does today. Dr. Sanderson writes that achieving this goal can be difficult due to lack of baseline data, though well-managed protected areas, with all the species present, can provide the e...

Study: Living coral reefs provide better protection from tsunami waves

...her way that protecting the environment relates to humanity in a very tangible way," he said. "Villages get built behind coral reefs for good reasons, and this is one of them." Kunkel said that she hoped the study would inspire other scientists to continue the research by obtaining more observational data. ...

Selecting life: Scientists find new way to search for origin of life

...rch for an answer to a question that has intrigued humanity since the birth of consciousness: How did we get here?"...

Premature births may be linked to seasonal levels of pesticides and nitrates in surface water

...ation, which hopefully will help transform the way humanity cares for its world," said James Lemons, M.D., Hugh McK. Landon Professor of Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine. Dr. Lemons is director of the section of neonatal-perinatal medicine at the IU School of Medicine and heads the Riley Hospital for C...

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