ENVIRONMENT

Zookepers Are Now Cutting Off The Horns Off All Their Rhinos

Zookepers Are Now Cutting Off The Horns Of All Their Rhinos

Days after the killing of a Rhino in captivity, countermeasures were made to prevent this kind of threat in the future.

by Lewis Powell

Stolen Generations Accept Apology From Kevin Rudd On Sorry Day

Aborigines in Australia Descended From a Colonizing Population That Arrived 50,000 Years Ago

A new study published in the journal Nature reveals that Australian Aborigines descended from a population that colonized Australia some 50,000 years ago. This was at a period when New Guinea and Australia were joined together as one single continent, and before they eventually drifted apart. Scientists used mitochondrial DNA and hair samples from descendants of ancient Aborigines to trace their history and how they came to be located in Australia alone.

by Charles Omedo

Neanderthal Man

Neanderthals Might Have Kissed Our Ancestors, New Study Shows

Scientists have analyzed the dental structure of Neanderthals that lived between 42,000 to 50,000 years ago in modern-day Belgium and Spain and discovered new interesting facts. The new discoveries were published in the journal Nature and now the subject of paleontologists and archaeologists. The discoveries cover the foods that Neanderthals may have eaten thousands of years ago and the medicines they must have used to treat various ailments.

by Charles Omedo

Everland Amusement Park Introduce Their New Panda Couple

Scientists Offer Fantastic Reasons Why Pandas Are of Black and White Colors

The question “why do pandas have black and white colors?” has been on the minds of scientists for decades. Now a study published in the journal Behavioral Ecology seems to have the answers. The research was published by researchers from the University of California in Davis and the California State University in Long Beach.

by Charles Omedo

Volkswagen To Lay Off 30,000 Workers After Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen’s Diesel Emission Pollution: Thousands of People Could Die Prematurely in Europe

A vehicle emission scandal hit German auto giant Volkswagen in late 2015, after the automaker used special software to deceive the general public that its cars were eco-friendly with minimum-level environmental emissions. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) however proved them wrong by demonstrating that Volkswagen was fraudulent in its claims. The automaker agreed to a US settlement of $22 billion and a recall of millions of vehicles installed with the emission cheat software.

by Charles Omedo

Reports Indicate 2016 Was Hottest Year On Record

Air Pollution Can Affect Antibiotics Effectiveness

Air pollution is not good for the health. Now there is more reason to be concerned, as air pollution can affect antibiotics effectiveness.

by Rodney Rafols

WHO Lists 12 Bacteria for Which Antibiotics No Longer Work

WHO Lists 12 Bacteria for Which Antibiotics No Longer Work

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a catalogue of 12 priority pathogens which have been very resistant to antibiotics. The objective behind listing the bacteria is to help scientists identify the pathogens and as well as develop newer effective antibiotics. WHO came up with the initiative to arrest the spread of pathogens that pose the greatest threat to public health.

by Charles Omedo

Forget Resurrecting Extinct Animals, It Will Be a Loss Rather Than a Blessing

Forget Resurrecting Extinct Animals, It Will Be CurseRather Than Blessing

Researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) have maintained that while the idea of resurrecting extinct animals might seem exhilarating, the conservation efforts to make this work will come at a terrible cost. They noted that bringing back extinct species from the dead would only hurt conservation initiatives and not help it. They added that it is better to focus attention on conserving threatened and endangered species rather than wasting resources on bringing back long-forgotten, ancient species to life again.

by Charles Omedo

400-Million-Year-Old Giant Worm with Killer Mouth Discovered In Canada

400-Million-Year-Old Giant Worm With Killer Mouth Discovered In Canada

A team of researchers from Lund University in Sweden, University of Bristol, and the Royal Ontario Museum has discovered the remains of an ancient worm that measured about 3 feet in length. The giant worm is estimated to have lived some 400 million years ago and named Websteroprion armstrongi. The most distinguishing feature of this ancient worm is its giant jaws which must have been used in snapping up preys.

by Charles Omedo

Video: Carcass of Mysterious, Hairy Sea Monster Washes Up In the Philippines

Video: Carcass of Mysterious, Hairy Sea Monster Washes Up In the Philippines

Locals say it measures 20-feet long, and video footage shows it is a hairy monstrosity. It washed up ashore the Diganat Islands in the Philippines, but what it is remains mysterious and unknown. Such is the story of carcass of a hairy sea monster that is generating a lot of controversy in the Philippines and among scientists from around the world.

by Charles Omedo

Is the Antarctica a Desert? This Is What Scientists Have To Say

Is the Antarctica a Desert? This Is What Scientists Have To Say

Is the Antarctica a desert? This is one question on the minds of biology students and graduates of geography, while natural scientists are intrigued about all they had studied about the Antarctica. One thing however is clear: people equate the aridness of the desert to the sterile coldness of the Antarctica. This means that both the Sahara desert in Africa may have a lot of similarities with the Antarctica and the North Pole.

by Charles Omedo

The Barclays - Round Two

New Species of Thumbnail-Size Frogs Discovered In India

Indian scientists have found the smallest frogs in the world – new frog species that can sit comfortably on your fingernail or coin. Four species of the new frogs were discovered in the Western Ghats of India, where three new species had earlier been found before. The frogs were found to belong to the genus Nyctibatrachus or night frogs after five years of extensive exploration.

by Charles Omedo

Statewide Drought Takes Toll On California's Honey-Producing Bee Population

Bee Population Decline Can Be Issue For Crop Production

Bees are key to crops and farms. The bee population decline can be an issue for crop production.

by Rodney Rafols

UPS Expects Today To Be Busy Delivery Day

UPS Drivers Never Turn Left For Fuel Economy and Emission Purposes

UPS truck drivers stopped turning left on the road since the 1970s, and even today they still apply that rule wherever possible. The package delivery company justifies this on fuel economy, reduced emission, and reduction in auto accidents. The company now has a software known as Orion which regulates the use of right turns against left turns in pre-planned routes.

by Charles Omedo

West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Return Early To California

Watch This Bird Consuming an Alligator in Florida

The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, an agency of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Thursday posted a Facebook video of a bird killing and eating an alligator. The video has opened the eyes of wildlife conservationists and nature enthusiasts to the fact that birds can be a serious threat to amphibians and reptiles alike. It has also proven the point that there is little humans can do to protect endangered species from certain predators in the wild.

by Charles Omedo

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