Archive: 04/10/2007

Study lauds India's biotech industry

A Canadian study suggests India's biotech firms are becoming major global players, increasingly able to produce drugs and vaccines at competitive costs.

Apr 10, 2007 5 / 5 (4) 0

Whales migrate more than 5,100 miles

U.S. scientists have found humpback whales migrate more than 5,100 miles from Central America to Antarctica -- a record mammalian migration.

Apr 10, 2007 2.9 / 5 (7) 0

Scientists develop ecological early warning device

Working with collaborators from around the globe, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a method for constantly measuring climate change impacts at ecosystem scales using the stable isotope composition ...

Apr 10, 2007 3.5 / 5 (2) 0

Tropical forests: Earth's air conditioner

How effective are new trees in offsetting the carbon footprint? A new study suggests that the location of the new trees is an important factor when considering such carbon offset projects. Planting and preserving ...

Apr 10, 2007 4.5 / 5 (24) 0

Empty and strange without plants

To most of us, it’s hard to imagine a home that has no plants at all. Why are plants so important? A new dissertation from Umeå University in Sweden provides insight into our relationship with potted plants in the home.

Apr 10, 2007 3.8 / 5 (6) 0

Mongoose pups work together to wheedle food out of carers

Mongoose pups use their littermates to gain more food from their carers. Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that a unique system of pup care reduces competition for adult help, allowing pups to collectively ...

Apr 10, 2007 4.3 / 5 (3) 0