Archive: 20/05/2010

Prehistoric frogs face extinction

The world's most ancient frogs may soon be mined to extinction, if the New Zealand government's plans to open up a conservation area for mining go ahead.

dateMay 20, 2010 in Ecology
shares0 comments 0

Diplopedia a success at US Department of State

A new study released today by Rice University and the U.S. Department of State's (DOS) Office of eDiplomacy looks at the five-year history of creating and implementing Diplopedia, DOS' use of the Wikipedia-style diplomacy ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Software
shares0 comments 0

A compound in smokers' breath

If you smoke, your breath contains 2,5-dimethylfuran. A team of Catalan researchers have proved that the presence of this chemical compound indicates that a person has smoked in the last three days. This substance does not ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
shares0 comments 1

The fight is on to save Kenya's green lung

Poverty and climate change are threatening one of East Africa's most valuable forestry areas. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, including researchers from the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Faculty of Law, ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Environment
shares0 comments 0