Finer particulate matter (PM1) could increase cardiovascular disease risk

In addition to harmful gases such as carbon monoxide, air pollution contains tiny particles that have been linked to health problems, including cardiovascular disease...

Second of its kind ‘sharpshooter’ leafhopper from Brazil ‘strikes’ with its coloration

When, in 2014, Brazilian researchers stumbled across a red-eyed leafhopper feeding inside bromeliads, growing in the restingas of southeastern Brazil, they were certain it...

19th-century bee cells in a Panamanian cathedral shed light on human impact on ecosystems

About 120 clusters of 19th-century orchid bee nests were found during restoration work on the altarpiece of Basilica Cathedral in Casco Viejo (Panamá). Having...

Genetic marking discovery improves fruit quality, bolsters climate defenses

Transferring genetic markers in plant breeding is a challenge, but a team of grapevine breeders and scientists have come up with a powerful new...

West Nile virus triggers brain inflammation by inhibiting protein degradation

West Nile virus (WNV) inhibits autophagy -- an essential system that digests or removes cellular constituents such as proteins -- to induce the aggregation...

Can a tiny invasive snail help save Latin American coffee?

While conducting fieldwork in Puerto Rico's central mountainous region in 2016, ecologists noticed tiny trails of bright orange snail excrement on the undersurface of...

New study provides insights for detecting the invasive brown treesnake

Visual surveys alone cannot sufficiently detect the Brown Treesnake (BTS), which was introduced to the island of Guam around the time of WWII and...

Mortality costs of air pollution in US

Scholars have studied the effects of acute fine particulate matter exposure on mortality, health care use and medical costs among older Americans through Medicare...

Vomiting bumblebees show that sweeter is not necessarily better

Animal pollinators support the production of three-quarters of the world's food crops, and many flowers produce nectar to reward the pollinators. A new study...

Advancing the application of genomic sequences through ‘Kmasker plants’

The correct assembly of plant genomes can be hampered by a large amount of repetitive sequences. Researchers have developed a bioinformatics tool for the...

Latest news

Popular Articles

Why Reagan's vaunted 'starve the beast' plan failed.

President Reagan and James Baker interviewing John Herrington for the cabinet position of Secretary of Energy in Oval Office Photo courtesy of U.S. National...

Hot and bothered: The Sundance Climate Film Festival

ON DECEMBER 5th Al Gore, the former vice-president who has spent the last three decades warning about the dangers of global warming, took the...

« Les migrations liées aux aléas climatiques sont de courte distance et de courte...

Hussein Dirie (de dos) a 70 ans, il fait partie de l’une des rares familles qui n’a pas quitté la région. Ses animaux  sont...

The Climate Change Problem No One Talks About: Anxiety and Depression

Climate change doesn't just affect people.'s physical health by exacerbating problems...

Climate change will fuel terrorism recruitment, report for German foreign office says

Climate change Report by Adelphi thinktank warns terrorist groups will exploit natural disasters and water and food shortages <!--><!--><!--><!--> One of the biggest camps for people displaced...