Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored...

A more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms

A more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms New research indicates that for each degree that the Earth’s temperature rises, the amount of methane...

Public smoking bans linked with rapid fall in preterm births, child hospital visits for asthma

Public smoking bans linked with rapid fall in preterm births, child hospital visits for asthma The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has...

Cereal flake size influences calorie intake

Cereal flake size influences calorie intake People eat more breakfast cereal, by weight, when flake size is reduced, according to researchers, who showed that when flakes are reduced by crushing, people...

Guns Loom Large in Childhood Death Statistics

Guns Loom Large in Childhood Death Statistics You can’t go more than a couple of months without seeing another news headline about a school shooting, or a shooting incident involving a child. While...

Web Tool Successfully Measures Farms’ Water Footprint

Web Tool Successfully Measures Farms’ Water Footprint Enter some data into a computer and you’ll find out how much water farms use. The global implications of this study include the consequences...

Global food trade can alleviate water scarcity

Global food trade can alleviate water scarcity International trade of food crops led to freshwater savings worth 2.4 billion US-Dollars in 2005 and had a major impact on local water stress. Trading food...

Genes play key role in parenting: Children also shape parents’ behavior

Genes play key role in parenting: Children also shape parents’ behavior Scientists have presented the most conclusive evidence yet that genes play a significant role in parenting. The study sheds...

Climate change will reduce crop yields sooner than thought

Climate change will reduce crop yields sooner than thought Global warming of only 2 degrees Celsius will be detrimental to crops in temperate and tropical regions, researchers have determined, with reduced...

Boosting self-esteem prevents health problems for seniors

Boosting self-esteem prevents health problems for seniors The importance of boosting self-esteem is normally associated with the trials and tribulations of adolescence. But new research shows that it’s...

Controlling zebra chip disease from the inside out

Controlling zebra chip disease from the inside out Zebra chip disease in potatoes is currently being managed by controlling the potato psyllid with insecticides. But one specialist is trying to manage...

U.S. cocaine use cut by half, while marijuana consumption jumps

U.S. cocaine use cut by half, while marijuana consumption jumps A new study shows that the use of cocaine dropped by half across the United States from 2006 to 2010, while use of marijuana jumped by...

Large mammals were the architects in prehistoric ecosystems

Large mammals were the architects in prehistoric ecosystems Elephants, rhinoceroses and aurochs once roamed around freely in the forests of Europe, while hippopotamuses lived in rivers such as the Thames...

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries Exposure to passive smoking in childhood causes irreversible damage to the structure of children’s arteries, according to a study....

New fast and furious black hole found

New fast and furious black hole found Astronomers have been studying nearby galaxy M83 and have found a new superpowered small black hole, named MQ1, the first object of its kind to be studied in this...

Discovery may help to explain mystery of ‘missing’ genetic risk, susceptibility to common diseases

Discovery may help to explain mystery of ‘missing’ genetic risk, susceptibility to common diseases A new study could help to answer an important riddle in our understanding of genetics: why...

Study on flu evolution may change textbooks, history books

Study on flu evolution may change textbooks, history books A new study reconstructing the evolutionary tree of flu viruses challenges conventional wisdom and solves some of the mysteries surrounding...

America’s natural gas system is leaking methane and in need of a fix

America’s natural gas system is leaking methane and in need of a fix The US natural gas system is letting more methane, a potent greenhouse gas, escape into the air than previously thought, a new...

Children living close to fast food outlets more likely to be overweight

Children living close to fast food outlets more likely to be overweight Research shows that children living close to fast food outlets are more likely to be overweight. Researchers looked at weight data...

Many stroke patients on ‘clot-busting’ tPA may not need long stays in ICU

Many stroke patients on ‘clot-busting’ tPA may not need long stays in ICU A study of patients with ischemic stroke suggests that many of those who receive prompt hospital treatment with “clot-busting”...