This week's edition of Nature magazine brings a chilling article on the horrendous effects of agricultural chemicals in pesticides on invertebrates and the soil. The key words: even at 'safe' levels. The results were drawn from several studies in different continents and reveal that in polluted areas, up to forty-two per cent of species were lost...
Space-time is the real gravity, according to physicists. Why? Because of a drawing which looks like a vortex with a grid pattern across it. It starts with two objects moving toward each other, which usually means persons on trains. Their motion relative to each other is different from their motion relative to something else
The research and observations of cheetahs' technique shows that humans have a significant reserve to increase their speed using devices that help to transform the power vector when pushing with feet while running. It can be assumed that devices attached to human feet or something similar to spoilers may drastically increase the speed of movement
Brazilian astronomers made a sensational discovery. On the far side of the galaxy they found a star with characteristics resembling those of the Sun. This star is located 240 light-years away from Earth. The observed star is two million years older than the Sun, and its observation will help scientists to study the evolution of the Sun
Humane Society International Applauds Final Step in Agreement to Close Loopholes in EU Shark Finning Ban - banning shark finning and reducing the demand for fins is part of an ongoing global effort supported and sponsored by HIS and other international partners. From the EU, good news.
Physicists define kinetic energy as mass times velocity squared. Since nothing moves at velocity squared, the equation cannot represent real energy. Energy is real as gallons of fuel and watts of electricity. It must be represented as something that actually exists. The origins of the error are in a premise stated by Gottfried Leibniz in 1686
It is traditionally believed that slaves were the main labor force in the construction of the pyramids of Egypt. However, it is not true, at least in respect of the pyramids located in Giza. Not that long ago, a British archaeologist proved conclusively that these wonders of the world were built by free hired workers who even had their own unions
2012 was the peak in terms of pollen allergies in the northern hemisphere but what about 2013? Reports from across Europe indicate that a record number of people are suffering from red eyes, runny noses and sore throats - many of these for the first time. What is causing this epidemic?
A study by specialists at the University of Pennsylvania, in the United States (U.S.) revealed on Wednesday that a genes-related therapy protected mice against different influenza viruses that have caused pandemics such as the Spanish flu, that in the early twentieth century killed about 50 million people.
Scientists find a neurological mechanism that creates an version to glucose used in baits to kill insects - One of the oldest ways to get rid of cockroaches was always to mix a sweet food (glucose is preferred) with poison in a bait. But at the end of the 1980s, something went wrong with this strategy in a flat test in Florida.
In February in this column it was reported that there were twelve cases, six deaths - a fifty per cent mortality rate from this new viral infection sweeping across Saudi Arabia. Three months on, 44 patients, 22 deaths - yet still no travel or trade restrictions.
According to the scientists, the tissues of the animal are almost in perfect condition. The finding is so unique that it can produce an international sensation. The global scientific community can only envy the Russian paleontologists for their opportunity to explore such a priceless ice gem as Yakutia
The claim that greenhouse gases add heat to the atmosphere hinges upon the Stephan-Boltzmann constant. Logic shows that the claims are absurd. The constant quantifies how much radiant heat is given off by a surface at a particular temperature. Simple observations indicate that 10-20 times too much radiation is projected by the constant