Recipe for antibacterial plastic: Plastic plus egg whites
Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such ...
Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?
A study published today in the journal Science found that government biofuel policies rely on reductions in food consumption to generate greenhouse gas savings.
Food additive could serve as a safer, more environmentally friendly antifreeze
The sweet taste and smell of antifreeze tempts children and animals to drink the poisonous substance, resulting in thousands of accidental poisonings in the United States every year. But today researchers will describe a ...
New low-calorie rice could help cut rising obesity rates
Scientists have developed a new, simple way to cook rice that could cut the number of calories absorbed by the body by more than half, potentially reducing obesity rates, which is especially important in ...
Food-delivery process inside seeds revealed
Inside every seed is the embryo of a plant, and in most cases also a storage of food needed to power initial growth of the young seedling. A seed consists mainly of carbohydrates and these have to be is transported ...
New test to revolutionise disease detection in people, crops and stock
A single-drop DNA test invented by University of Queensland scientists could revolutionise the detection of diseases in humans, livestock and crops.
Cropping Africa's wet savannas would bring high environmental costs
With the global population rising, analysts and policymakers have targeted Africa's vast wet savannas as a place to produce staple foods and bioenergy groups at low environmental costs. But a new report published ...
Light pollution shown to affect plant growth and food webs
Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of insects that depend on those plants for food, a study published today confirms.
Necklace and smartphone app can help people track food intake
A sophisticated necklace developed by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science can monitor food and drink intake, which could help wearers track and improve their dietary ...
Loss of large predators tips ecosystem balance, according to study
A new study has linked the size of predators atop a food chain with the ecological chain reaction triggered when they leave the head of the table.
Nutrient pollution damages streams in ways previously unknown, ecologists find
An important food resource has been disappearing from streams without anyone noticing until now.
Network science tools show that spices in Indian cuisine make meals much less likely to have common flavored ingredients
Fishes' innate food choice could change with the environment
The fact that fish choose their food based on what colours they can see, as opposed to how it tastes, is an inherited trait that could have implications for the evolution in the animal kingdom, new Deakin ...
Newton's Laws of Motion model chimp behavior
As deforestation, climate change and other pressures threaten habitats, how might chimpanzees adapt?