Bangladesh development threatens fragile Sundarbans mangroves
Bangladesh's rapid development on the doorstep of the ecologically fragile Sundarbans mangrove forest means "environmental disasters" like this month's oil spill in the massive delta are increasingly likely, ...
The Great Barrier Reef should not be listed as 'in danger'
The Australian government has stepped up its campaign this month to prevent the Great Barrier Reef being listed as a World Heritage site "in danger" at international meetings next year. ...
Evidence of Viking/Norse metalworking in Arctic Canada
A small stone container found by archaeologists a half-century ago has now been recognized as further evidence of a Viking or Medieval Norse presence in Arctic Canada during the centuries around 1000 A.D.
Google constitution archive adds Arabic documents
Google's online archive of the world's constitutions on Monday launched an Arabic-language version with searchable documents from 54 countries.
Bangladeshis use sponges to clean oil spill threatening dolphins
Bangladeshi villagers using sponges, shovels and even spoons worked Friday to clean up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe".
325-metre-high climate research tower is being built in the Amazon rainforest
When Jürgen Kesselmeier wants to travel to the building site of the Amazonian Tall Tower Observatory (Atto), he faces a day and a half's journey from the Brazilian metropolis of Manaus. He starts by car ...
Pirate Bay offline after raid on Swedish server
Swedish police have seized the computer servers hosting file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, taking the notorious website offline, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said on Wednesday.
Conservation targeting tigers pushes leopards to change
A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but new research from a World Heritage site in Nepal indicates that leopards do change their activity patterns in response to tigers and humans—but in different ...
X-rays show how flu antibody binds to viruses
An important study conducted in part at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory may lead to new, more effective vaccines and medicines by revealing detailed information about how a ...
Early humans single-handedly nudged out New Zealand megafauna
A small human population which initially inhabited New Zealand swiftly caused the extinction of the country's flightless bird, the moa (Aves:Dinornithiformes), according to recent international research.
Internet overload? No, survey says
Most people are happy with the Internet as a source of on-demand information, with only a small percentage hit by "information overload," a survey of US users showed Monday.
High level engagement in comment sections can curb internet trolling
Scrolling through the comments section on a news site is like seeing a verbal war before your eyes. Internet trolls flourish in an anonymous world, so much so that sites like Reuters and Popular Science have done away with ...
Iran minister says all web surfers to be 'identified'
Iran's telecommunications minister has said his technicians are developing a system to identify any Internet user in the country at the moment of log-on, the ISNA news agency reported Saturday.
Social networking during a campus emergency
Emergencies at educational establishments are on the increase in recent years and campus officials are beginning to recognize that better communications with their students are now needed. Writing in the International Jo ...