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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

Silver Frost Is Illuminated At Zao Ski Resort In Japan

This Is Zealandia, the Underwater Continent upon Which New Zealand Sits

A team of scientists from the University of Sydney, Victoria University, the Service Geologique de Nouvelle Caledonie, and the GNS Science Research Institute in New Zealand has published a study identifying an eight continent, called Zealandia. The research team published their findings in GSA Today – a journal of The Geological Society of America. The title of the study is Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent.

by Charles Omedo

Auction Of A Complete Woolly Mammoth Skeleton

Scientist Plans To Recreate Woolly Mammoths In Artificial Womb

Woolly mammoths have been extinct for about 4000 years ago. Harvard scientists claim that they are close to creating woolly mammoth embryo.

by Irene Guerrero

Media Preview Is Held For New Frog Exhibit

Michigan Wants Volunteers to Survey Toads and Frogs Again This Year

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is requesting for individual volunteers to help out with its yearly frog and toad survey. The main aim of this annual event is to help the state determine the population and growth amphibians in the state. Volunteers will only need to listen to frog calls during the breeding season and identify their species and numbers.

by Charles Omedo

Greenland: A Laboratory For The Symptoms Of Global Warming

Scientists Hatch Crazy $500 Billion Plan To Refreeze the Arctic

A team of 14 scientists has published a study in the journal Earth’s Future – a American Geophysical Union’s publication, detailing their plan to replenish the ice of the Arctic as a way of combating the effects of climate change in the region. The scientists are aiming to invest $500 billion into the scheme over a period of time.

by Charles Omedo

Toxic Chemicals Affect Marine Life In Deep Sea Trenches

Toxic Chemicals Affect Marine Life In Deep Sea Trenches

Pollution is one of the major environmental issues today. Toxic chemicals affect marine life even in deep sea trenches.

by Rodney Rafols

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