New study reveals the global impact of debris on marine life
Nearly 700 species of marine animal have been recorded as having encountered man-made debris such as plastic and glass according to the most comprehensive impact study in more than a decade.
Mammalian bones provide clues to early human activity
Archaeologist Carly Monks will excavate caves near Leeman, in WA's Mid West, to find signs of human activity dating back 6,000 years to the mid-Holocene period.
Scientists discover how to beat monk parakeets at their own game
In a study published this week in the online journal PeerJ, University of Connecticut researchers announce they have found a way to prevent Monk Parakeets (Myiopsitta monarchus), an invasive species of parrot, from building ...
Man 'expelled from Croatia for punching monk seal'
A man has been fined and expelled from Croatia after he punched a Mediterranean monk seal, one of the world's most endangered species, reports said on Thursday.
Extinct relative helps to reclassify the world's remaining two species of monk seal
The recently extinct Caribbean monk seal (Monachus tropicalis) was one of three species of monk seal in the world. Its relationship to the Mediterranean and Hawaiian monk seals, both living but endangered, has ne ...
Bhutan banks on 'white gold' hydropower
Home to meditating monks and Himalayan nomads, the sleepy kingdom of Bhutan has set its sights on becoming an unlikely energy powerhouse thanks to its abundant winding rivers.
Literary sleuths find genuine author
A little-known Thai woman is the real author of an important Buddhist treatise – not the high-profile monk previously credited, according to new findings.
Hawaiian monk seal sent to Waikiki to save species
The Hawaiian monk seal, the most endangered marine mammal in the United States, has a long list of threats - fishing nets, sharks and, particularly, humans. But for one group of seals, the biggest threat came ...
Data may not compute: Program stores older Web research files, left at risk by technological leaps
Modern scholars are wrestling with a problem that ancient monks and early authors managed to master: how to keep their work accessible to future generations.
Dangerous toxin discovered in critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from NOAA have discovered a potent and highly-debilitating toxin in the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, a first-of-its-kind chemical finding that is now prompting investigations ...
Europe faces extinction of many species, EU says
(AP) -- The Iberian lynx that prowls the grasslands of southern Spain. The Mediterranean monk seal swimming waters off Greece and Turkey. The Bavarian pine vole that forages in the high meadows of the Alps.
Monk seal and hump-backed dolphin are threatened by fishing activities off coast of Mauritania
Catalan researchers have studied the marine trophic network in Mauritania, on the north west coast of Africa, which is an extremely heavily exploited fishing area, as well as being home to two of the world's ...
Meditation helps increase attention span
It's nearly impossible to pay attention to one thing for a long time. A new study looks at whether Buddhist meditation can improve a person's ability to be attentive and finds that meditation training helps people do better ...
Scientist inspired by Dalai Lama studies happiness
(AP) -- After hearing about his cutting-edge research on the brain and emotions through mutual friends, the Dalai Lama invited Richard Davidson to his home in India in 1992 to pose a question.