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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tobacco use kills nearly six million people annually with over 600,000 deaths due to exposure to second hand smoke
Virginia Tech scientists identify a genetic switch called Nix in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that underlies the difference between males and females.