European scientists protest austerity measures and offer dire warnings of impact
Tropical countries' growing wealth may aid conservation
While inadequate funding has hampered international efforts to conserve biodiversity in tropical forests, a new Duke University-led study finds that people in a growing number of tropical countries may be ...
Researchers use genome analysis to understand how King Penguins came to breed on Crozet Islands
Vodafone report sparks global surveillance debate (Update 4)
Telecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye—and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much ...
Field study suggests decreased diversity reduces liter decomposition rates
Amoeba study puts bite on dysentery
An amoeba parasite that causes potentially fatal dysentery in poor countries wreaks its havoc by eating intestinal cells alive, scientists reported on Wednesday.
New study shows the Euro leading to uniform prices across countries
Economics has a "law of one price," which states that identical goods should, in theory, sell for identical prices—or else markets will even out the differences. Empirical work on the topic, however, has ...
Self-driving vehicles generate enthusiasm, concerns worldwide
Despite safety concerns about equipment failure, a majority of drivers on three continents have high expectations for autonomous vehicles.
EU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise
The European Union on Thursday carried out its biggest exercise to prevent cyber-attacks on Europe's public utilities and communications networks.
Greater inequality within UK and US than some developing countries, trade 'footprint' shows
Australia, with a comparable level of international trade activity, still maintains greater internal equality than the trading nations that 42 percent of our consumption depends on. Only nine percent of countries that we ...
Haphazard reporting puts Australian parrots at risk
Wildlife smugglers within and outside Australia could be exploiting high overseas demand for Australian parrots due to a lack of systematic reporting and monitoring of the wildlife trade in many countries, ...
Global boom in hydropower expected this decade
An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could reduce ...
Nation's 'personality' influences its environmental stewardship, shows new study
Countries with higher levels of compassion and openness score better when it comes to environmental sustainability, says research from the University of Toronto.
Melting ice cap opening shipping lanes and creating conflict among nations
It's July and a cargo ship, laden with some 70,000 tons of coal, is slowly wending its way from Russia to China across the top of the world. This ship is functional, not beautiful; it's longer than two football ...