Ocean fronts improve climate and fishery production, study finds
A recent study by the University of Georgia found that ocean fronts—separate regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water—act to increase production in the ocean.
Lobster colour change mystery solved
For the first time scientists have come up with a precise explanation for why lobsters change colour from blue/black to red when cooked.
Closing the Case on an Ancient Archeological Mystery
Climate change may be responsible for the abrupt collapse of civilization on the fringes of the Tibetan Plateau around 2000 B.C.
Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style
A wave of Silicon Valley-style disruption is hitting the food industry.
Rising fossil fuel energy costs spell trouble for global food security
Ongoing efforts to feed a growing global population are threatened by rising fossil-fuel energy costs and breakdowns in transportation infrastructure. Without new ways to preserve, store, and transport food ...
The public's political views are strongly linked to attitudes on environmental issues
Public attitudes about climate change and energy policy are strongly intertwined with political party affiliation and ideology. But politics play a more modest, or even peripheral, role on public views about ...
Cattle ID system shows its muzzle
Maybe it sounds like a cow and bull story, but researchers in Egypt are developing a biometric identification system for cattle that could reduce food fraud and allow ranchers to control their stock more efficiently. The ...
El Nino-spawned dry spell to hit Philippine food production
The Philippines is facing an El Nino-spawned dry spell that will cut rainfall by as much as 80 percent and hit food production, a government weather forecaster warned Monday.
DNA barcoding discloses Antarctic sponge diversity
Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have used DNA barcoding to elucidate the diversity of the sponge fauna found in Antarctic waters. The data provide new insights into the evolution of this poorly ...
Oslo creates world's first 'highway' to protect endangered bees
From flower emblazoned cemeteries to rooftop gardens and balconies, Norway's capital Oslo is creating a "bee highway" to protect endangered pollinators essential to food production.
Researchers develop a new family of bioinspired antibiotic compounds
A group of researchers, led by Francesc Rabanal, professor in the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Barcelona (UB), has published the first results of a study of a new antibacterial compound based on natural ...
Wine-making shortcut gives bubbly a fruitier aroma
The best sparkling wines take months to ferment to perfection. In recent years, many winemakers have turned to commercial yeast products to give this process a boost. How they ultimately affect bubbly has ...
High-tech nanofibres could help nutrients in food hit the spot
New research outlines how the creation of 'nanofibres' could provide new and improved products and delivery systems for supplementary foodstuffs.
"Weirdo" mutant plant opens doors for food security
The discovery that an Australian tobacco plant studied internationally as part of plant breeding programs is actually the genetic "weirdo" of its family holds huge potential for food security, experts say.