Researchers measure Brazil nut effect in reduced gravity
Brazilian beef industry moves to reduce its destruction of rain forests
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's ...
Field study shows titi monkeys convey both location and predator type with vocal alarms
Paraplegic in 'Iron Man' bodysuit to open World Cup
The first kick at the World Cup opening ceremony will be made by a paraplegic wearing an Iron Man-like robotic bodysuit controlled by signals from the brain.
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.
Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil
Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat and the growing risk of dangerous encounters with people, researchers said.
New laws threaten Brazil's unique ecosystems
Brazil's globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead, according to researchers publishing in the journal Science this w ...
Climate change efforts backfire in Brazil's steel industry
New research shows that climate change mitigation efforts in Brazil's steel industry have failed. Instead of reducing greenhouse gas pollution, scientists discovered that programs under an international climate treaty led ...
Study shows Brazil's soy moratorium still needed to preserve Amazon
Today, fewer chicken nuggets can trace their roots to cleared Amazon rain forest.
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 ...
Stash of bones reveals new species of flying dinosaur
A stash of buried bones in Brazil has allowed scientists to identify a new species of flying dinosaur that soared in the skies 66 to 100 million years ago, a study said Wednesday.
Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil
It's a dry winter day in southeast Brazil, but a steamy tropical summer reigns inside the labs at Oxitec, where workers are making an unusual product: genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever.
Migrating whale sets distance record
A lone female Western North Pacific grey whale has set a record for long-distance migration, according to a study Tuesday.
Internet co-creator Cerf debunks 'myth' that US runs it
The Google executive considered to be one of the fathers of the Internet on Thursday debunked what he called the "myth" that it is controlled by the United States.