Studying atmospheric aerosols and clouds in the Amazon rainforest
When the GOAmazon project is officially launched this week in Manaus, Brazil, Brookhaven Lab's Jian Wang will play a key role. Since joining the staff of the Lab's Atmospheric Sciences Division in 2005, Wang ...
Field study shows titi monkeys convey both location and predator type with vocal alarms
Mushroom lights up the night in Brazil: Researcher finds bioluminescent fungus not seen since 1840
In 1840, renowned English botanist George Gardner reported a strange sight from the streets of Vila de Natividade in Brazil: A group of boys playing with a glowing object that turned out to be a luminescent ...
South America's first Apple store opens in Rio
Some 1,700 impatient shoppers lined up for hours Saturday for the grand opening of Apple's store in Rio de Janeiro—the first official outpost in South America.
New river dolphin species found in Brazil (Update)
Scientists have made the first discovery in 100 years of a new river dolphin species in the waters of the Araguaia river in Brazil's vast Amazon rainforest.
New species of giant Amazonian fish reported
(Phys.org) —A new species of the giant fish arapaima has been discovered from the central Amazon in Brazil, raising questions about what other species remain to be discovered and highlighting the potential ...
Are tropical forests resilient to global warming?
Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass – plants and plant material - in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the twenty-first century than may previously have been thought, suggests a study published online ...
Brazil 'wants to question tech giants'
Shocked by evidence of eavesdropping on government communications, Brazilian police intend to ask US permission to question the heads of tech giants, Globo television reported Friday.
Google to award $1.6 mn to four Brazilian NGOs
Google will award $1.6 million in prize money to four non-profit groups submitting winning proposals to help Brazil combat lingering social ills, the company announced Monday.
Microsoft sets Nov 22 date for Xbox One launch (Update)
Microsoft's new Xbox One console will go on sale November 22 in 13 launch countries, the US tech giant said Wednesday.
9 colorful and endangered tree-dwelling tarantulas discovered in Brazil
Arboreal tarantulas are known from a few tropical places in Asia, Africa, South and Central America and the Caribbean. These tarantulas generally have a lighter build, thinner bodies and longer legs, better ...
Scientists discover first-ever bee 'soldier'
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Sussex scientists working with researchers in Brazil have identified the first example of a 'soldier' bee.
Birds' diverse traits survive Amazon fires
Research in the Amazon has shown that wildfires are less of a threat to the functional diversity of rainforest birds than you might expect.
Scientists find new ghost ant genus and species: Discovery sheds light on origins of agriculture
Attine ants make up a group of more than 240 known ant species that pioneered agriculture well before humans and nearly all other organisms in the history of life. They evolved more than 50 million years ...