01/06/2010

A new genus and species of snakes was described by the Russian and Vietnamese scientists based on the type material from Loc Bac forest, Lam Dong Province.

01/06/2010

The permanent darkness of the ocean depths is home to a far greater range of animals, from luminous jellyfish to tubeworms that live off oil seeping from the seabed, than previously thought,...

01/06/2010

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are developing a new device that detects cancerous skin tumors, including melanomas that aren"t visible to the naked eye.

01/06/2010

The description of a new species of geckos from northern Vietnam was published in Zootaxa (No. 2329, 2010) by the scientists from the Zoological Museum Dresden, Cologne Zoo (Germany); Institute of...

01/06/2010

Communities blighted by water hyacinth may soon view the aquatic weed as an asset rather than a scourge, thanks to a technique devised in the Philippines to turn the plant into a textile.

01/06/2010

More than 350 new species, including a flying frog and the world’s smallest deer, have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a WWF report has revealed. But this treasure trove of biological...

01/06/2010

A new species of treefrogs genus Theloderma was discovered by a group of American and Vietnamese herpetologists from the Hoang Lien Mountain of northwestern Vietnam. The name of this new species,...

01/06/2010

A McGill researcher has discovered a near-complete skull of a primitive "dugong" illuminating a virtually unknown period in Madagascar fossil history.

01/06/2010

China"s failure to control nitrogen emissions could mar its success in reducing environmental levels of sulphur dioxide (SO2), a new study finds. Both nitrogen and sulphur emissions are major...

01/06/2010

Several decades ago scientists discovered that the Moon, long thought to have no atmosphere, actually does have an extremely thin exosphere. Scientists generally believe that the ions that make up...

01/06/2010

Astronomers have discovered the youngest extra-solar planet around a solar-type star, named BD+20 1790b. The discovery has just been published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

01/06/2010

Scientists are reporting the first identification of substances involved in the Jekyll-and-Hyde transformation that changes harmless marine bacteria into killers that cause "coral bleaching." Their...

01/06/2010

Technology designed to blast aliens in computer games is part of a new GPU (Graphics Processing Units) computer cluster that will process CSIRO research data thousands of times faster and more...

01/06/2010

Scientists urgently need to agree on universal criteria for monitoring and assessing land degradation around the world, according to a report.

01/06/2010

On Wednesday Intel shifted its Tera-scale Computing Research Program into second gear by demonstrating a 48-core x86 processor. The company is intending to use the new chip as a research platform...

01/06/2010

Combining satellite data with mobile phones offers cheap and effective tools for managing fires, says South African scientist Philip Frost.   South Africa, like much of the continent, is home to...

01/06/2010

An anti-toxin that protects against ricin poisoning is to move into production for the first time. It is the result of eight years of work by researchers at the Defence Science and Technology...

01/06/2010

European astronomers announced they had found 32 new planets orbiting stars outside our solar system and said on Monday they believe their find means that 40 percent or more of Sun-like stars have...

01/06/2010

U.S. researchers have discovered antiviral proteins in cells that naturally fight off influenza infections, a finding that may lead to better ways to make vaccines and protect people against the flu.

01/06/2010

Comets from outer space may have created Earth"s atmosphere – not volcanoes spewing out gases from deep within the planet according to the previous theories.

31/05/2010

A map designed to show the predicted effects of a 4C rise in global average temperature has been unveiled by the UK government.

30/11/1999

Bees see the world almost five times faster than humans, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. This gives bumble-bees the fastest colour vision of all...

30/11/1999

There"s no denying that people need calcium for strong, healthy bones. But new research from North Carolina State University suggests that not getting enough calcium in the earliest days of life...

30/11/1999

University students have developed a computer game that is operated by eye movements, which could allow people with severe physical disabilities to become "gamers" for the first time.

30/11/1999

The horrific shakings from beneath the Earth   The year 2010 starts with two destructive earthquakes consecutively occurred within less than two months. The Haiti earthquake on Jan. 12 and the...

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