Archive: 11/24/2008

Putting a green cap on garbage dumps

Landfill sites produce the greenhouse gases, methane and carbon dioxide, as putrescible waste decays. Growing plants and trees on top of a landfill, a process known as 'Phytocapping', could reduce the production and release ...

Nov 24, 2008 4.4 / 5 (7) 3

New study shows it pays to shop around online

Holiday shopping season has arrived, and tough financial times mean that more people will probably be shopping around for the best price. But a new study co-authored by North Carolina State University's Dr. Jonathan D. Bohlmann ...

Nov 24, 2008 4.5 / 5 (2) 2

Scientists discover 21st century plague

Bacteria that can cause serious heart disease in humans are being spread by rat fleas, sparking concern that the infections could become a bigger problem in humans. Research published in the December issue of the Journal of ...

Nov 24, 2008 4.6 / 5 (45) 4

Stomach ulcer bug causes bad breath

Bacteria that cause stomach ulcers and cancer could also be giving us bad breath, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology. For the first time, scientists have found Helico ...

Nov 24, 2008 4 / 5 (3) 1