New eco study looks at Great white shark behavior
Many terrestrial animals are frequently observed scavenging on other animals– whether it is a hyena stealing a lion kill in the Serengeti or a buzzard swooping down on a dead animal. However, documenting ...
Reducing numbers of one carnivore species indirectly leads to extinction of others
Previous studies have shown that carnivores can have indirect positive effects on each other, which means that when one species is lost, others could soon follow. A team from the University of Exeter and the University of ...
Viruses that infect oceans' tiny beings are discovered
(Phys.org)—Viruses are well known for making people sick, but a new study provides evidence for the first time of viral infections in tiny marine crustaceans called copepods.
Fish have enormous nutrient impacts on marine ecosystems, study finds
(Phys.org)—Fish play a far more important role as contributors of nutrients to marine ecosystems than previously thought, according to researchers at the University of Georgia and Florida International ...
Local Guatemala language soon on Facebook
Guatemala's Kakchiquel speakers will now be able to access Facebook in their own language thanks to a new application developed by US software engineers.
Mobile phones trump computers among online Chinese
Mobile phones have overtaken computers as the most popular device for getting online in China, the government said Thursday, as it announced the number of web users had hit 538 million.
Google buys instant messaging firm Meebo
Google has agreed to buy the online messaging firm Meebo, a move expanding the Internet giant's capabilities for instant sharing of Web pages using social networks.
China's mobile phone subscriptions top a billion
China said Friday it had broken the barrier of one billion mobile phone accounts at the end of February, as more people in the world's most populous country ditch fixed phones.
China web users top 500 million
China's online population -- the largest in the world -- has topped half a billion, the state Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing a senior official.
Global warming brings crab threat to Antarctica
The sea floor around the West Antarctica peninsula could become invaded by a voracious king crab, which is on the march thanks to global warming, biologists reported on Wednesday.
China's online population rises to 485 million
(AP) -- China's online population soared to 485 million as of the end of June as use of mobile phones to surf the Web spreads, an industry group reported Tuesday.
China's online population rises to 477mn
The number of Internet users in China, already the world's largest online market, hit 477 million at the end of March, a senior government official was quoted by state media as saying Monday.
China's online population rises to 450 million
China said Thursday the number of Internet users in what is already the world's largest online market had jumped to 450 million -- more than a third of the country's 1.3-billion-strong population.
China's online population jumps to 420 mln
The number of Internet users in China, already the world's largest online market, has leapt to 420 million, according to official figures released Thursday.