Ocean Life Fading screaming for help

  …and we refrain ourselves from doing anything. The reefs and marine creatures are dying slowly but certainly because of human activity – we are pretty well past the point of denying it. There are numerous ways to destroy it, be it through global warming, ocean acidification, overfishing, and so much more; many would say that there is little we

Respiratory Viruses

  Every once in a while, a disease grows and grows so much that it turns into an epidemic – in other words, an epidemic occurs when new cases of a certain disease, in a given human populationsubstantially exceed what is expected. The epidemic is hard to control and treat. But it is better to prevent than to treat so scientists are

Deep Sea Discoveries

Life emerged and evolved initially in the water – every creature we see today stems from creatures who initially evolved underwater. But even after so much time, there there are many things don’t understand about marine ecosystems, and to be quite honest, the ecosystems we probably know least about are underwater. Researchers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Memorial University

Fishing Ban in the large Coral Reef

  Reefs are constituted from aragonite structures produced by living organisms, found in shallow, tropical marine waters with little to no nutrients in the water. A reef is the result of generations of reef-building corals, and not just corals, but also, other organisms. They are take a huge amount of time to form and are fragile – but they are

Giant Wave Experiment Reveals Poorly Understood Behavior Of Tsunamis

People, as a society, find it hard to learn from their mistakes. Since the tragic events caused by tsunamis we have not been able to shelter ourselves from them. But this doesn’t mean researchers are just hanging around – on the contrary. Many scientists are working and they are trying to understand the exact mechanism of how a tsunami is

Genetically Engineered Poplar Plants Disarm Toxic Pollutants 100 Times Better Than Controls

  Scientists are working out different ways to improve air quality and clean up contaminated sites. In numerous cases the simplest, most natural solution is the most efficient. This could be the case here as they try to break certain kinds of pollutants into harmless byproducts, the key answer could be held by some plants. These plants are able to

Insects To Solve Crimes

    There is a need to train more and more forensic scientists. And more and more people want to be a part of the forensic thing. CSI series probably played a role in that. But lots of the forensic research part is not showed in the series – they just show the glitter, and most of the time misrepresent

Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Retain Antioxidants

  Fruits and vegetables are very important for your health and “Eat your fruits and vegetables” is one most used recommendations for a healthy diet – and for good reason. They help you ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent some types of cancer, avoid a painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis, and guard against cataract

People Overestimate Their Self-reported Sleep Times

Sleep is the state of natural rest observed in the mammals and birds, and in many reptiles, amphibians, and fish. It is very important and is generally characterized by a reduction in voluntary body movement, temporary blindness, decreased reaction to external stimuli, loss of consciousness, a reduction in audio receptivity, an increased rate of anabolism (the synthesis of cell structures),

Dusty Winds and the Seeded Planets

  There is still some debate around how life appeared here on Earth and it is hard to find undeniable proof. But the findings from NASA‘s Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that space dust — the same stuff that makes up living creatures and planets — was manufactured in large quantities in the winds of black holes that populated our early

Pollution and Life Expectancy

  The fight between health and industry is more intense than it has been for many years and as a result,  numerous studies are conducted on the matter, and to be more precise, to find out how pollution shortens life expectancy, especially in children. But there are some gaps in information and implementation, according to a new European Environment Agency

Artificial Cornea Saves Eyesight

  With the growing number of people with eye problems it is harder and harder to find answers to problems raised;  some cases are so bad that there is no other sollution and a cornea transplant is needed. Every year, in Germany alone, around 7000 people wait for a new cornea to save their eyesight. The bad thing is that

Diet With A Little Meat Uses Less Land Than Most Vegetarian Diets

  The number of people that our planet supports is growing fast [later edit: 7th billion baby comes with a warning], and for the diet that every man has there is a land surface which provides his food. Some types of diet require more land, some less; a low-fat vegetarian diet is very efficient and it does not need a

System To Build Transplant Tissue Created

  Organ transplants are no longer a novelty,  but transplants could help save a lot of lives of people who need certain tissues to live. There is probably going to be a day when laboratories could be able to grow synthetically engineered tissues such as muscle or cartilage needed for transplants [later edit: Scientists create 3D tissue printer that prints

Cognitive Research

  For some reason, people are a bit reluctant to believe the things neuroscientists are telling them. Things such as bar graphs or data just to not appeal to them, especially when they try to dig inside your brain. So scientists tried to find a way to make the people believe them and believe it or not, the solution was

What is Titan — Saturn’s moon

  This is Saturn’s Moon – the largest moon of Saturn, the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere and the only object other than Earth for which clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found – and these are just a few of the reasons which make studying it more than worthwhile. It is geologically

Subway Dust and your lungs

  Subway trains produce airborne dust particles that could damage the lungs, a new study concludes. In the world today it is harder and harder to drive around town or to another town – itt is not cheap, and it takes time. So the subway is a good choice to more and more people. But as with anything, the downsides

Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill

  Alcoholics everywhere you can now rejoyce. It has been discovered for quite a while that drinking water faster than your body can eliminate it can kill you. But wait because that does not apply just to water but it applies to any other liquid. So this is not a such good thing for alcoholics as it would appear at

Pets Protect Children

  Pets do more than it may appear for their owners: they teach us a lot about unconditional love, responsibility, death and, of course, pooper scoopers. But aside from that they probably keep a child from developing allergies rather than causing it. This is not yet a scientific certainty, but the idea that pets might provide an immune benefit stems

Low Education Level Linked To Alzheimer’s

  There are some very dangerous diseases which it is very hard to fight against. Alzheimer makes the sick man lose parts of his memory and makes him forget the easiest things like dressing himself or finding the way back home. It appears mostly in older people. But a according to a study published in the October 2, 2007, issue