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Overfishing In South Africa Greatly Worsened By Government Corruption, Research Finds

Overfishing of South Africa’s already overexpoited marine fish stocks is greatly worsened by government corruption in the region, according to new research. The findings aren’t going to surprise anyone, but perhaps having it spelled out so clearly and succinctly in an official report will have some effect? “When I interviewed inspectors they are surprisingly open […]

March 15th

Peanuts Associated With Lowered Death Rates, In Particular Via Heart Disease, Research Finds

Regular consumption of peanuts is associated with decreased death rates — in particular via heart disease — amongst low-income, but racially diverse, populations, new research has found. “Nuts are rich in nutrients, such as unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, phenolic antioxidants, arginine and other phytochemicals. All of them are known to be beneficial to cardiovascular […]

March 9th

Tropical Deforestation Rates Have Soared Not Slowed Down, Satellite Data Shows, Contradicting UN Study

Tropical deforestation rates have actually soared over recent years, rather than decreased as was previously estimated in a prominant report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s Forest Resource Assessment, according to new research. The reason for this disparity is a simple one, the UN estimate was based on what people said they did, the […]

March 7th

Extinct Animal Not Extinct — Bird Last Seen In 1941 ‘Rediscovered’

An ‘extinct’ animal known as the Jerdon’s babbler (Chrysomma altirostre) has been found to not actually be extinct after all, after being ‘rediscovered’ by researchers working in Myanmar. I guess this means that even if you’re declared extinct, that perhaps you’re not necessarily actually extinct…. Well if you’re lucky anyways… And being a small, easy […]

March 7th

Licorice Root Extract Protects Skin Against UV-Induced Damage By Strengthening Skin’s Own Defense Systems

Licorice root (liquorice root) extract protects skin against the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to new research published in the journal Experimental Dermatology. Interestingly, the licorice root extract works by strengthening the skin’s own protective defense subsystems, rather than any specific direct action. Given the rising levels of sun-damage-induced skin damage in many […]

March 4th

Is Urbanization Causing Spiders To Get Bigger & Birds To Get Bolder? Research Exposes Rapid Evolution Caused By Human Changes To The Environment

It’s been noted for a number of years now that urbanization has an effect on various animal and plant species — driving changes in various qualities or traits. Spiders in cities are known to generally be larger than their compatriots in rural areas, for instance (possibly due to reduced predation and higher temperatures, etc); salmon […]

February 21st

Milk Thistle Extract Fights Cushing Disease Brain Tumor, Research Finds

Milk thistle extract (silbinin) works effectively to alleviate symptoms of Cushing Disease (caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland in the brain), according to new comprehensive research from the Max Planck Institute. The research included work done using cell cultures, animal models, and also human tumor tissue. The treatment appears to be so effective […]

February 17th

Antibiotics Do More Than Just Kill Bacteria, They Kill Intestinal Cells & Change Behavior Of Mitochondria, Amongst Other Things, Research Finds

While it’s long been known that antibiotic use can cause problems for patients owing to the killing off of beneficial microbes throughout the body, notable further effects on human health have otherwise been sparsely recorded by the health/science establishment. New research supported by Oregon State University, the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, and the National […]

February 16th

11 Pound Bull Frog Caught In Louisiana? 11 Lbs? Seriously?

Did an 11 pound (lbs) bull frog really get caught in Louisiana? Do frogs in that area even get that big? Is the viral image purporting to show the 11 pound frog real, or a trick? All of these questions and more will be answered in this article — though you may not necessarily like […]

February 9th

Orangutans Observed More & More Walking Along Logging Roads, Study Finds — Deforestation & Habitat Loss Implicated

Bornean orangutans are utilizing logging roads for travel on a greater and greater degree, based on new research. The reason for the “new” behavior of course being the increasing levels of deforestation and habitat loss in the region. The findings of the research are something of a surprise to many researchers in the field, because […]

February 5th

Recurring Meteor Shower On Mercury? NASA’s MESSENGER Suggests So

Does the planet Mercury have regular meteor showers like the Earth does? Apparently so, based on recent findings/data from NASA’s MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft. The “discovery” is coming to us via clues found in the very thin halo of gases that make up the planet’s exosphere — clues found by […]

February 3rd

20-25% Of All Well-Known Marine Species Headed Towards Extinction, Research Finds

A significant proportion — 20-25% — of all well-known marine species are headed rapidly towards extinction, new research from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences has found. The new work — which made use of the most comprehensive conservation data available for both marine and non-marine organisms — demonstrates that marine […]

February 2nd

Innovative Agriculture + Energy Pilot Project Launching At Masdar City (Exclusive Videos)

Masdar City will soon be home to an ‘innovative’ new energy + agriculture pilot project that’ll seek to efficiently produce both food and biofuel feedstock, according to recent reports. The project will aim to transform desert land into a biologically productive state capable of supplying fish, shrimp, and oil-rich plant crops, to the operators of the system […]

January 24th

Endangered Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee Subspecies Will See Population Plummet, Research Finds

One of the most endangered primates, and the most endangered chimpanzee subspecies in the world — the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) — is likely to see its numbers plummet over the coming years, according to new research published in BMC Evolutionary Biology. As it stands currently, there are around ~6,000 individuals of this subspecies […]

January 23rd

Giant Forest Hogs, Baboons, Agile Mangbeys, Crested Guinea Fowls, & Aardvarks (Camera Trap Footage From Bili Forest)

Another day, another batch of fascinating videos taken by camera-trap in the Bili Forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rather than forest elephants this time, or leopards eating/destroying cameras, we’ve got a variety of different animals to show — from giant forest hogs, to agile mangbeys, to olive baboons, to crested guinea fowl, […]

January 19th