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Stopping deforestation will not end tropical species losses

Posted in Featured, Science on 31st Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Species in tropical forests will still go extinct even if deforestation is stopped immediately, unless efforts are made to restore damaged areas.

Scientists warn of 'unsafe' decline in biodiversity

Posted in Featured, Science on 15th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Ecosystems depend on the biological diversity within them to function.

A supernova might have abetted a mass extinction on earth

Posted in Science on 13th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

An exploding star hundreds of light-years from Earth may have played a role in a minor mass extinction that happened 2.59 million years ago.

New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

"There is intense interest in creating artificial photosynthesis as an alternative energy source"

Bees suffer from pollution confusion, says new study

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Bees look for flowers using their enhanced sense of smell, but air pollutants could be making it harder for them to sniff out possible food sources.