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Freaklabs Builds and Donates Lights to Hurricane Victims

After hearing that Puerto Rico would be without power for at least six months, Freaklabs worked to send the country some light. Read more on MAKE The post Freaklabs Builds and Donates Lights to Hurricane Victims appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Poachers Target Rescued Circus Lions in Worrying New Trend

At least 20 captive lions in a single province of South Africa have been killed or attacked by poachers so far this year.

Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found. An international team of scientists, including Dr Alex Dunhill from the University of Leeds, has found that although the...Show More Summary

New report shows compelling reasons to decriminalise sex work

We recently studied the health and safety of sex workers in Western Australia. While such a study was conducted in 2007, we were interested to see if the sex industry had changed in the past decade, and to learn more about the intersection of the law and health and safety for sex workers in WA. While the study was undertaken in WA, it would have implications nationwide.

Metallic nanoparticles help to determine the percentage of volatile compounds

Researchers from the Faculties of Chemistry and of Materials Science of Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed a new way of increasing the sensitivity of detecting volatile compounds, especially chlorine, using metallic nanoparticles. The work has been published in the Talanta journal.

Are great tit beaks really getting greater?

Heard a news snippet on R4 this morning reporting on how Brits using bird feeders has apparently led to great tits (Parus major) evolving longer beaks. I read an article or two (National Geographic and The Guardian) to check out how the science was being reported elsewhere and then took at a look at the … Continue reading "Are great tit beaks really getting greater?"

Grace Darling

On the 7th of September 1838, having set out from Hull on a journey to Dundee, the paddle steamer the SS Forfarshire with 61 aboard ran aground, with engine and other problems, in stormy weather on one of the Outer Farne Islands, Big Harcar (known locally as “Great Hawker”), off the Northumbrian coast. A handful of … Continue reading "Grace Darling"

Maternal diet may program child for disease risk, but better nutrition later can change that

URBANA, Ill. - Research has shown that a mother's diet during pregnancy, particularly one that is high-fat, may program her baby for future risk of certain diseases such as diabetes. A new study from nutrition researchers at the University of Illinois shows that switching the offspring to a new diet--a low-fat diet, in this case--can reverse that programming.

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