Global warming: death-trap for Coral reefs

The researchers studied corals along 1,000km of coastline in the southern PAG, a region where the world’s warmest coral reef habitats are separated from the wider Indian Ocean by the narrow Strait of Hormuz. With rising ocean temperatures anticipated to cause a loss of most warm water reefs within the next 100 years, it has been discussed whether heat tolerant corals adapted to hot environments, such as PAG, could be used to replenish reefs damaged by global warming elsewhere.

Designer plants on Mars

Humans on Mars will need to move away from complete reliance on shipped cargo, and achieve a high level of self-sufficient and sustainable agriculture. To fulfill this need, NASA-funded scientists are designing plants that can not only survive the harsh conditions but also provide oxygen, food and even medicine to astronauts while living off their waste.

Human activities lead to most natural disasters

The man according to his comfort zone is rearranging nature. The way technology is built up, resources are being consumed. This contributes to the vanishing of the environment.

Gorilla origins of two AIDS virus lineages confirmed: Study

Both chimpanzees and gorillas harbour viruses that are capable of crossing the species barrier to humans and have the potential to cause major disease outbreaks.

Annoying fruit flies lead researchers to new discoveries

Fruit flies have been used to successfully model a number of human disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and obesity. They provide an ideal system to study cellular pathways and develop novel therapies for neural dysfunction and cell death/damage.

Even Space Needs Garbage Cleaners.

What goes up must go down. Same rule applies when it comes to satellites. Otherwise, Orbit may well become unusable as they fill with debris.

Middle East’s first Rainforest to come up in Dubai

Scheduled to be completed by 2020, The Dubai Rainforest will recreate the natural environment experienced in the heart of the deepest rainforests, which cover 6 per cent of the earth’s surface. The tall, dense jungle environment will be fully recreated with many plants species integrated into the iconic dome structure.

First priority: Grow crops before living on Mars

Although Mars is one of the most Earth-like planet and closest to earth, Mars and Earth are different in many ways. If and when human beings are able to set up a colony on Mars, they would need a high level of self-sufficiency and sustainable agriculture, instead of 100 % reliance on shipped cargo from Earth, which is impractical.

Invasive lionfish reaches Brazilian waters

Lionfish are voracious eaters that indiscriminately eat anything small enough to fit in their mouths — large quantities. This might spell danger for the local reef communities over a period of time when lionfish establish a population in Brazilian waters

Study reveals flying secrets of soaring birds

The Andean condor - the world's heaviest soaring bird which can weigh in at up to 15 kg - actually flaps its wings for one per cent of its flight time.

Tobacco use kills over 1.3 mn every year in Southeast Asia: WHO

Tobacco use kills nearly six million people annually with over 600,000 deaths due to exposure to second hand smoke

Mosquito sex-determining gene could help fight dengue fever

Virginia Tech scientists identify a genetic switch called Nix in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that underlies the difference between males and females.

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