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NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical

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NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical

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NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth. Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovere...

University scientist Dr Huw Taylor helps fight cholera epidemic in Haiti

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University scientist Dr Huw Taylor helps fight cholera epidemic in Haiti

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A University of Brighton scientist is helping fight a cholera epidemic among thousands of earthquake victims in Haiti. Dr Huw Taylor saw the suffering first-hand during a recent visit to the Caribbean island, and...

Speak 26 languages with Microsoft’s new translation software

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Speak 26 languages with Microsoft’s new translation software

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New software from Microsoft Research might make it possible for speakers of different languages to converse effortlessly. Researchers at the tech company have developed a tool that can translate your speech into an...

Build Your Own Pallet Adirondack Chair

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Build Your Own Pallet Adirondack Chair

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What do you get when you try to solve a neighborhood problem from an industrial design perspective? Designer Shelton Davis did just that and came up with an amazing repurposed chair built from pallet wood that othe...

Alzheimer’s: Deep brain stimulation ‘reverses’ disease

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Alzheimer’s: Deep brain stimulation ‘reverses’ disease

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Scientists in Canada have raised a tantalising prospect - reversing Alzheimer's disease. Brain shrinkage, declining function and memory loss had been thought to be irreversible. They used a technique known as deep...

Study reveals benefits of music for patients on ventilation machines

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Study reveals benefits of music for patients on ventilation machines

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The benefits of listening to music for patients on ventilation machines have been revealed in a new study. Mechanical ventilation often causes major distress and anxiety in patients, but research from Cochrane Lib...

POSCO, Samsung Electronics among world’s most sustainable corporations

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POSCO, Samsung Electronics among world’s most sustainable corporations

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Steel giant POSCO and Samsung Electronics ranked 30th and 73rd, respectively, on the latest Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list. Canadian magazine “Corporate Knights” announced the results at the Davos Forum...

Newcastle graduates turn office block into art studios to keep young artists in city

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Newcastle graduates turn office block into art studios to keep young artists in city

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Two young graduates are transforming an until recently disused office block in Newcastle city centre into low cost studios for emerging and developing artists. Supported by a grants for the arts award from the Ar...

You’re hired! Rise in apprentices aged fifty plus as older employees seek new skills

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You’re hired! Rise in apprentices aged fifty plus as older employees seek new skills

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This uplifting story comess from our friends at The Optemist:- A new series of The Apprentice has kicked off with the oldest participant aged just 31. But new figures released by the organisation Age UK shows app...

Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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An anonymous thief sent an envelope of cash to a family-owned supply store in western Pennsylvania to pay for a hammer stolen decades ago. The cash arrived at Central Contractors Supply Co. in Johnstown, with a h...

Japan nuclear power expansion plans abandoned

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Japan nuclear power expansion plans abandoned

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Japan is to abandon plans to expand its nuclear power industry and make renewables a key part of its energy policy, the prime minister, Naoto Kan, said as the country marked two months since the tsunami disaster. A...

Make the climate debate about bills – not bears

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Make the climate debate about bills – not bears

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By - Caroline Flint MP of guardian.co.uk "To build public support, we have to speak about climate change in a way that addresses concerns about prices, jobs and security" I have a simple rule of thumb for everyt...

Summit agrees tiger recovery plan – $300 Fund

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Summit agrees tiger recovery plan – $300 Fund

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Governments of 13 countries where tigers still live have endorsed a plan to save the big cats from extinction. Delegates at a summit in St Petersburg, Russia, agreed to double tiger numbers by 2022. The countries ...

Protests Shut Down Monsanto in Davis CA.

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Protests Shut Down Monsanto in Davis CA.

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A coalition of activist organizations demonstrating at the Monsanto office in Davis CA. successfully caused a shutdown of the multinational chemical and biotech company offices there on on Saturday, March 16. Th...

Stonyfield Farm Makes The Move To Plant-Based Yogurt Cups

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Stonyfield Farm Makes The Move To Plant-Based Yogurt Cups

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This month, Stonyfield Farm announced they will begin using PLA, a plant-based plastic, for all multipacks in the YoBaby, Yo Toddler, Yokids, B-Well, B-Healthy, Probiotic & O'Soy product lines. PLA (polylactic a...

Last Cold War-era B53 nuclear bomb dismantled in Texas

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Last Cold War-era B53 nuclear bomb dismantled in Texas

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The last of America's most powerful Cold War-era nuclear bombs - the B53 - has been dismantled in Texas. Experts have separated around 300lb (136kg) of high explosives from the bomb's uranium "pit". Weighing 10,00...

Bees’ tiny brains beat computers, study finds

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Bees’ tiny brains beat computers, study finds

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We always knew Bees were wonderful, here's another article from the Guardian.co.uk prooving it!... Bees can solve complex mathematical problems which keep computers busy for days, research has shown. The insect...

In a First, Brazil Elects a Woman as President

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In a First, Brazil Elects a Woman as President

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SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Dilma Rousseff was elected the country’s first female president on Sunday, as Brazilians voted strongly in favor of continuing the economic and social policies of the popular president, Luiz Inác...

Gene therapy ‘treats’ Parkinson’s disease

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Gene therapy ‘treats’ Parkinson’s disease

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Treating Parkinson's disease with gene therapy has been shown to be successful in clinical trials for the first time, say US researchers. The illness causes uncontrolled shaking, stiffness and slow movement as part...

U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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GENEVA -- The global economy could reduce $100 billion a year in climate change-linked losses by providing the most vulnerable countries with "climate services" to help them prepare, a United Nations expert panel r...