Field study shows titi monkeys convey both location and predator type with vocal alarms
Researchers measure Brazil nut effect in reduced gravity
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 ...
Less than $200 million would conserve Atlantic Forest in Brazil, researchers find
Brazil could conserve its valuable Atlantic Forest by investing just 0.01 per cent of its annual GDP, according to a new study.
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.
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.
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.
World Cup fans are the latest to be targeted by cyber criminals
As rival football teams have been battling it out in this year's World Cup, cyber criminals have had their eye on a different goal – to cash in on this global distraction at any opportunity.
Brazil cybertheft could be biggest ever
A scheme that has been skimming funds from Brazilian bank payments over the past two years may be the largest cybercrime heist in history, at some $3.75 billion, security researchers say.
A win-win-win solution for biofuel, climate, and biodiversity
Fossil fuel emissions release billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, which is changing the climate and threatening the sustainability of life on planet Earth. In Brazil, the demand for ...
Football-playing robots eye their own cup, and beyond
When robots play football, it looks like a game played by five-year-olds: they swarm around the ball, kick haphazardly and fall down a lot.
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.
How Brazilian cattle ranching policies can reduce deforestation
A new study led by UC Berkeley researchers finds that policies to support sustainable cattle ranching practices in Brazil could reduce deforestation and the industry's greenhouse gas impact.
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.