Scientists engineer ‘super mice’

Scientists engineer ‘super mice’

Scientists from the École Polytenchnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), with the aid of colleagues  from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of Lausanne, managed to improve the muscle...

Just one of the slew of dumped tires, as seen in a wooded area near Elloree, S.C. on Nov. 17, 2011. Officials say a $400 littering fine is hardly enough to deal with the problem. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Giant mound of dumped tires is visible from space

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Front of Henry Astley, one of the two researchers involved in the study of frog tendons, and a northern leopard frog in action. (c) Mike Cohea/Brown University.

Frogs’ huge jumps come from spring-like legs

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Western Black Rhino

Western Black Rhino driven extinct by poachers

Conservationists are prepared to declare the Western Black Rhino officially extinct soon, after poaching killed off the remainder of already scarce wild specimens scattered around the area of Cameroon. Until...

5 Great Tips for Eco Friendly Living

5 Great Tips for Eco Friendly Living

It’s high time that people, like you and me, started taking effective steps towards living in a manner that helps towards environmental conservation. We need to start pulling out all...

Young oil palm in plantation in Indonesia. The mature plant is used to produce biofuels, an alternative clean energy in emissions, however thousands of hectars of rainforest have been swept to make way for the palm. Because oil palms don't absorb as much CO2 as the rainforest or peatlands they replace, palm oil can generate as much as 10 times more carbon than petroleum. (Photo: T. Durand-Gasselin)

Biofuels aren’t so green after all

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