Researchers measure Brazil nut effect in reduced gravity
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Cryptic new species of wild cat identified in Brazil
Researchers reporting in Current Biology on November 27 have identified a cryptic new species of wild cat living in Brazil. The discovery is a reminder of just how little scientists still know about the na ...
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.
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 ...
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.
Amazon expands Kindle tablet sale to 170 countries (Update)
Online retail titan Amazon announced Thursday it is expanding sales of its Kindle tablet computers to "over 170 countries and territories around the world," and its Appstore in nearly 200 countries.
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 company sells cellphones with iPhone name (Update)
It's not your Apple's iPhone. A Brazilian company has begun selling smartphones in Brazil with the iPhone brand after winning the legal right to use the name in Latin America's biggest country. Adding insult ...
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 ...
International team unearths oldest-ever reptile embryos
Dating back 280 million years or so, the oldest known fossil reptile embryos have been unearthed in Uruguay and Brazil. They belong to the ancient aquatic reptiles, mesosaurs. The study of these exceptionally ...
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.