Researchers astonished that eucalyptus trees have adapted to harsh environments
(Natural News) Researchers were surprised when they discovered that eucalyptus trees have adapted to their harsh environment. In their study, the researchers aimed to determine how eucalyptus trees in Australia reacted to extreme heat and drought. The researchers replicated a “heat wave of the future,” growing trees in special Whole Tree Chambers at the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What essential oils are good for the flu?
Essential oils have been used for a variety of ailments for hundreds of years. Research is beginning to confirm that many essential oils can help fight off the flu virus, including eucalyptus oil, bergamot oil, and lemon balm. In this article, learn about how to use six essential oils safely and if there are any risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
Treating koalas for chlamydia alters gut microbes
(University of California - Davis) Antibiotics used to treat koalas with chlamydia infections may be changing the balance of gut microbes that allows the marsupials to live on a diet of eucalyptus leaves, researchers at UC Davis and the University of the Sunshine Coast have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Australian fire beetle avoids the heat
(University of Bonn) The Australian jewel beetle Merimna atrata has several heat sensors. Originally it was thought that it uses them to detect forest fires as the insect lays its eggs in the wood of burned eucalyptus trees. Researchers at the University of Bonn were finally able to refute this hypothesis. Instead, the beetle appears to need its heat sensors for a different purpose: to not burn its feet on landing. The study has now been published in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news
A Stunned Puerto Rico Seeks to Rebuild after Hurricane Maria
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday. The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication after Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years. Uprooted trees and widespread flooding block...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news
You Taste Food Differently When You ’re in a Relationship
People change and adapt when they’re in a relationship—and not usually in ways that make them more unique. Studies suggest that over time, romantic partners can become more similar in subtle ways. Younger couples tend to have similar levels of health the longer they’ve been together, and couples may even develop similar facial features—by employing the same facial muscles out of unintentional mimicry—over time. The same phenomenon may also happen on the plate. A new study published in the journal Appetite suggests that couples may develop more similar food tastes the longer they’re toget...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized couples food preferences food tastes husband i look like my boyfriend i look like my girlfriend Relationship relationships Sex Sex/Relationships Smell why does food taste bad why does food taste good wife Source Type: news
This Could Be The Worst Tick Season In Years. Here's What You Need To Know.
Tick season is upon us, and it’s shaping up to be a real doozy. Scientists predict 2017 will bear the highest number of ticks in recent years, with a jump in reported cases of tick-borne illnesses in some regions of the U.S. Ticks are thriving thanks to a recent explosion of the white-footed mice population, which carry Lyme disease, Powassan virus and other tick-borne illnesses. Meanwhile, warmer winters caused by climate change are allowing ticks to remain active longer and carry diseases into new regions of the U.S. Experts suggest people living in regions where these diseases are most prevalent ― the North...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news
Women Basically Ensure The Survival Of Their Communities In Rural Kenya
KILIFI COUNTY, Kenya ― Each morning before the heat rises, Kanze Kahindi sets out from her one-room hut near the village of Changojeni for a six-mile walk to the nearest small river. She returns eight hours later, balancing a yellow 5-gallon jerrycan of water on her head. Her chest and legs ache when she finally deposits the 42-pound container in her home, but there’s barely time to rest. Soon she’ll be cleaning and cooking food for her eight children. While men in communities like Kahindi’s till land and care for livestock, women and girls arguably have the most important responsibility when it comes t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Virtual Reality Smell Porn: Get A Big Whiff Of The Future
Think porn already stinks? It’s just got a lot bit smellier thanks to the miracle of virtual reality. Adult entertainment company CamSoda is introducing a gas mask designed to enhance its online sex shows by allowing users to smell scents chosen by the performers. People who purchase its “OhRoma” technology will get the mask as well two canisters that fit into it. With the help of an app, the mask pairs with Bluetooth on a user’s smartphone. Users can then watch a cam performer in virtual reality and experience the odors they’ve chosen from their own personal “scent profile.” ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news
Break The Dry Spell: 5 Moisturizing Skincare Products To Buy Now For Winter
For W magazine, by Jane Larkworthy. As soon as November hits, every part of me gets parched. Here is my arsenal of hydrating helpers. 1. Alcohol can be drying to skin; perfume contains alcohol. Solution? These three sublime oil-based scents—the white-floral Bikini Questa Sera, the rhubarb and violet Tornade Blonde, and the rose and amber Trouble in Heaven—from the shoe god himself. Christian Louboutin Perfume Oils, $320 each, christianlouboutin.com Related: Relax Like a Local: 11 Spa Treatments From Around the World 2. I soften my arms and knees with this hemp-seed and coconut-oil formula, which is infused w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Oral Thrush - What Bumps on Your Tongue May Be Telling You
Stick your tongue out and look in the mirror. A healthy tongue should be pink and slightly red, and covered with tiny nodules. An appearance with a white coating or bumps on the tongue are a deviation from your tongue's normal appearance and may be cause for concern. A minor infection on the tongue isn't uncommon. Bumps may even appear after an injury from a bite or irritation to some foods, for example hot foods. A canker sore is another common cause of pain on or under the tongue. But if you have large bumps at the back of your tongue, and a coating of white on your tongue it may be a sign of Oral Thrush. Oral thrush...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What Returning Travelers Need To Know About Zika
You had a great trip. The bags are unpacked. You're even pretty sure you avoided being bitten by the mosquitoes that can carry Zika virus. Back to the old at-home routine, right? Not so fast. If you've visited an area with Zika, it's important to keep taking precautions to prevent mosquito bites for three weeks after coming home and prevent sexual transmission for six months--even though you've returned to a place where Zika isn't spreading and even if you don't feel sick. Why? You might be carrying the Zika virus, even though you feel fine. Most people infected with Zika don't have any symptoms, yet the virus can stil...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Three New Mexicans Diagnosed with West Nile Virus
“Photo” by FotoshopTofs is licensed under CC0. Today we’re talking mosquitoes and diseases again, but this time, not Zika-related. Instead we are focusing on West Nile virus. Within the last month, three New Mexican men were diagnosed with the virus. All three developed neuroinvasive disease and were hospitalized. The three men were from Bernalillo, Doña Ana, McKinley Counties, and are the third, fourth, and fifth cases of West Nile virus contracted in New Mexico this year. Only about 44,000 cases of West Nile virus have been reported in the U.S. since 1999, and of those, only 1 in 5 people will de...
Source: Network News - October 6, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: New Mexico Public Health Source Type: news
GLOBAL EXPERT: Miami Beach Naled Pesticide Spraying Ineffective Against Zika Virus Carrying Mosquitos
Miami Beach has been spraying the toxic chemical Naled frequently as the Zika virus outbreak covering South Beach has spread north to encompass two-thirds of the island city. Global expert Dr. Michael Callahan says that it’s not only an ineffective strategy to combat the aedes aegypti mosquito which carries the tropical disease he termed “dengue fever light,” but it may be counterproductive by wiping out predators who might eat carrier mosquitos. In an extended video interview with Dr. Richard Perlmutter (below), Dr. Callahan, who is the co-founder of the Zika Foundation explained that our officials are i...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
6 Yoga Experts Reveal Their Go-To Essential Oils
By: Shira Atkins We asked some of our favorite yoga teachers to share their secret formulas for staying calm and centered. Maybe you've been to yoga class and your nose perks up wistfully when your teacher walks by. Or perhaps you've gotten a massage, and noticed how certain scents make you feel invigorated, while others calm you down. The age-old practice of aromatherapy that we're referring to is powerful, and somewhat mystical, even for the non-believer. Our sense of smell is not only functional, but also intuitive: it's saturated with wisdom about the world around as well as our internal universe. Yogis are sensual ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Zika, Zika, Zika: Some Simple Tidbits And Tips
With summer in full swing, increasing concerns about the spread of the Zika virus in the United States are raining on our long-awaited parade. The Zika virus infection is a relatively new disease in the western Hemisphere and, to date, there are only a limited number of cases reported in the United States. The hysteria regarding this virus surrounds its potential impact on developing fetuses. After evaluating evidence gathered from many studies over several months, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization announced that Zika definitely causes microcephaly (unusually small heads and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What's Really Inside Your Bug Spray?
It’s the height of summer — and if you’ve been spending more time outdoors lately, chances are you’ve got a few (or more) bug bites to show for your time in the sun. And while bites from pests are an inevitable part of summer, it’s important to reduce your risk of bug bites from mosquitoes and ticks. That’s because several species of these insects can carry dangerous disease, including Lyme disease and West Nile virus. “The most effective way to avoid West Nile virus disease is to prevent mosquito bites,” wrote the CDC in their summer health guidelines. “Repellents ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What You Need To Know About Mosquitoes And Your Health This Summer
Avoiding mosquitos this summer is about more than preventing itchy bumps. It’s about preventing serious disease. Americans in certain parts of the U.S. should be on higher alert than usual about mosquitos because of the ongoing Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, experts say. And while the highest risk zones are in Florida and Texas, more of the U.S. may be at risk. The world’s scientists generally agree that the mosquito-borne virus can cause severe birth defects like microcephaly. And scientists such as Anthony Cornel, a medical entomologist at the University of California, Davi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
The unique challenges of conserving forest giants
The redwood and sequoia trees in California, the baobab trees in Madagascar, and the rose gum Eucalyptus trees in northeastern Australia are only a few of the spectacular large, old trees still growing today. Protecting these trees, some hundreds or thousands of years old, requires thinking long-term about concerns such as their unique habitat needs and the impacts of climate change, researchers find. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Menacing Koalas Known As ‘Drop Bears’ Aren’t Totally A Myth
For years, the Australians have been lying to us. Our “friends” down under have long perpetuated a blatant falsehood that their island nation is home to “drop bears” -- large, predatory koalas that supposedly drop from eucalyptus trees to kill and eat prey, including humans. Even the Australian Museum perpetuates the hoax, with a page on its website written as if drop bears were real. But guess what? The joke is on them. It turns out drop bears aren't totally the stuff of legend. Or at least, there was once a prehistoric creature that suspiciously resembles the animal of Australian lore, e...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
4 ways to protect your family from mosquitoes
.Follow me at @drClaire The news about the Zika virus possibly causing microcephaly in infants has everyone talking about — and worried about — mosquitoes. It’s not just the Zika virus that can be spread by mosquitoes; these insects also spread other illnesses, such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis, and Japanese encephalitis. It should be said that most people who are bitten by mosquitoes don’t get sick with anything. But if you are living in or traveling to an area where these illnesses are prevalent, it’s important to know the four b...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Health Parenting Prevention Travel health Source Type: news
Eucalyptus oil poisoning - Kumar KJ, Sonnathi S, Anitha C, Santhoshkumar M.
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Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
The Four Pillars of Longevity and Well-Being
by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition When I began my undergraduate years at the University of California-Berkeley, I chose cellular biology as my premed major. Enthused as I was with each course, I felt something was missing. Seeking an answer to my angst, I'd often take long, reflective walks around campus, through eucalyptus groves populated by cackling blue Steller's jays and verdant gardens punctuated by bright hibiscus and bougainvillea. And then it hit me: The answer was literally right under my nose. Gazing at the greenery around me, I realized h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
All I Want for Christmas Is Mosquito Repellent: Avoid Becoming a Victim of Chikungunya Virus
As thousands of Americans flock to the sun, sand and warm waters of the southern states of America, the Caribbean and South and Central America, almost everyone is aware that protection from the sun can be easily achieved applying lotions with a high SPF rating. Of course, many will choose a dark tan over their skin's health, but at least they're making a decision knowing the consequences. Unfortunately, the vast majority of travelers to southern destinations do not know that unless they apply an effective mosquito repellent from dawn to dusk -- and use other repellents and protections throughout the day and night -- they ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Eliminating fungi that attack produce with oregano and eucalyptus oil
Researchers have demonstrated the anti-fungal in vitro activity of the essential oil of oregano and eucalyptus in a vapor phase, which have already proven effective in controlling fungi which cause diseases in fruits and vegetables. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life
This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more here. One of the best ways to increase our own happiness is to do things that make other people happy. In countless studies, kindness and generosity have been linked to greater life satisfaction, stronger relationships, and better mental and physical health—generous people even live longer. What’s more, the happiness people derive from giving to others creates a positive feedback loop: The po...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Lemon Eucalyptus Oil: Best Bug Repellent?
What are the pros and cons of lemon eucalyptus oil as an insect repellent? I know you don't like DEET, but can you tell me how it compares? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Six awesome ways to use lemongrass essential oil
(NaturalNews) There is a reason why essential oils have stayed popular, both in the United States and abroad, for such a long time: They really work. Whether it is for health reasons (such as using eucalyptus oil to relieve sinus congestion) or for household care (like spritzing a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Exotic Vinegar Flies Invade California After World Tour
One critter traveled around the globe from Australia on a eucalyptus tree. The other hitched a ride on a Central American flower. These flies are the tip of the invasive insect iceberg in California.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news
Geologist Discovers Plant That May Only Grow On Top Of Soil Laden With Diamonds
There she grows! A picky plant found in West Africa may grow only on top of mineral deposits often loaded with diamonds, according to research soon to be published in the journal Economic Geology. Stephen Haggerty, a professor at Florida International University in Miami and the chief exploration officer of Youssef Diamond Mining Company, said the discovery could be a game changer for the region. The thorny plant, Pandanus candelabrum, only grows atop deposits of kimberlite, a type of volcanic rock found in giant underground "columns" around the world. Diamonds, formed hundreds of kilometers deep by intense hea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
9 Ways to Sleep Better During Allergy Season
It might not feel like spring quite yet in some parts of the country, but as warmer weather approaches, blooming flowers and endless loads of allergy-inducing pollen will be here in the blink of a (red, watery) eye. Of course, if you already suffer from seasonal allergies, you know that the itching, sneezing, stuffiness and general discomfort don't stop at bedtime. Like a cold or the flu, allergies can make quality shut-eye much harder to achieve. In fact, more than one-third of allergy sufferers say that their symptoms impact their sleep, according to a recent survey by allergen barrier bedding company AllerEase. Whe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Koalas selective about eucalyptus leaves at mealtime: Koalas selected leaves with more nitrogen, fewer toxins
Koala population distribution may be influenced by eucalyptus leaf toxin and nutrient content, especially in areas with low-quality food options. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 3, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news
Clues to trees' salt tolerance found in native habitat, leaf traits
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Canyon maple was compared with bigleaf maple and eucalyptus to investigate whether salt tolerance can be inferred from observable cues based on woody species' native habitat and leaf traits. Results showed the potential to infer a degree of salt tolerance from either native habitat or known drought tolerance. Outcomes suggested canyon maple can be used in urban landscapes in the United States Intermountain West irrigated with reclaimed water with moderate or lower electrical conductivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Saving lonely species is important for environment
Endemic eucalyptus in Tasmania has been the focus of recent study. Researchers discovered that these rare species have developed unique characteristics to survive, and that these characteristics may also impact the survival of its neighbors in the ecosystem. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news
University of Tennessee study finds saving lonely species is important for the environment
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Joe Bailey looked at endemic eucalyptus found in Tasmania. They discovered that these rare species have developed unique characteristics to survive, and that these characteristics may also impact the survival of its neighbors in the ecosystem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 30, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Alternate mechanism of species formation picks up support, thanks to a South American ant
A newly discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. The ant, only found in a single patch of eucalyptus trees on the São Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species while living in the same colony, something thought rare in current models of evolutionary development. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news
Combustion of eucalyptus bark firebrands in varying flow incidence and velocity conditions - Almeida M, Viegas DX, Miranda AI.
To validate the use of the combustion laws of embers that can be potential sources of spot fires, namely mass loss prediction laws determined in fixed or pure static conditions to changing flow or particle orientation properties, a series of tests in which... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
More than just food for koalas: Scientists sequence genome of eucalyptus -- a global tree for fuel and fiber
Researchers seek to harness and improve upon Eucalyptus' potential for enhancing sustainable biofuels and biomaterials production. It can be harvested from tropical and temperate zones and has over 700 species that are rich in genetic variation. The international effort to sequence and analyze the genome of Eucalyptus grandis engaged more than 80 researchers from 30 institutions, representing 18 countries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news
The influence of fuel moisture content on the combustion of Eucalyptus foliage - Possell M, Bell TL.
Leaves from three species of Eucalyptus were combusted in a mass-loss calorimeter to characterise the effect of fuel moisture on energy release and combustion products for this genus. Increasing moisture content reduced peak heat release and the effective ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Animal-Welfare Groups Hopping Mad Over Canberra’s Kangaroo Cull
The old cliché about kangaroos hopping down the streets of Australia happens to be true in the national capital Canberra. Set 150 km from the east coast, among vast eucalyptus forests that are heavily prone to drought, the city’s parks, gardens, golf courses and sports grounds have proved irresistible to the iconic marsupial that is featured alongside the emu on Australia’s coat of arms. In fact, some of Canberra’s nature reserves boast the highest densities of kangaroos on the continent. MoreMemorial Day, Remembrance Sunday and Armed Forces Day: How 9 Other Countries Remember Their Fallen TroopsAu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dennis Wong Tags: Uncategorized Animal Rights animals Australia Canberra kangaroos nature Source Type: news
Eucalyptus is quite effective with respiratory problems and head lice
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Night visions: Darren Almond's full-moon landscapes
Taken over the course of half an hour at night, Darren Almond's images expose what happens when 'you give the landscape longer to express itself'At least two guiding spirits hover around To Leave a Light Impression, the new show by British artist Darren Almond at White Cube, Bermondsey. The most obvious is Charles Darwin, in whose footsteps Almond followed to make several of his images. The other is the lesser-known Scottish nature writer, Nan Shepherd, whose book, The Living Mountain, provides the exhibition's epigraph:"So there I lie on the plateau, under me the central core of fire from which was thrust the grumbli...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Sean O'Hagan Tags: theguardian.com Photography Charles Darwin Argentina Art The moon Art and design Scotland Editorial Environment Science Chile Source Type: news
Trees accelerate growth as they get older and bigger, study finds
Findings contradict assumption that old trees are less productive and could have important implications for carbon absorptionMost living things reach a certain age and then stop growing, but trees accelerate their growth as they get older and bigger, a global study has found.The findings, reported by an international team of 38 researchers in the journal Nature, overturn the assumption that old trees are less productive. It could have important implications for the way that forests are managed to absorb carbon from the atmosphere."This finding contradicts the usual assumption that tree growth eventually declines as tr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2014 Category: Science Authors: John Vidal Tags: theguardian.com World news Trees and forests Climate change Environment Carbon emissions Science Source Type: news
The Chinese village with the secret to long life
Tourists paying homage to Bama's centenarians are bringing in millions. But the Guangxi county's success may be its undoingHer T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning away.The tourists stuffed cash into piled-up red envelopes and moved in beside Huang, patting his knee as they handed him the money and posed for a picture.Huang has lived through wars, famines, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Tania Branigan Tags: The Guardian Asia Pacific World news China Ageing Science Source Type: news
Unease among Brazil's farmers as Congress votes on GM terminator seeds
Environmentalists warn approval could shatter global agreement not to use technology, with devastating repercussionsBrazil is set to break a global moratorium on genetically-modified "terminator" seeds, which are said to threaten the livelihoods of millions of small farmers around the world.The sterile or "suicide" seeds are produced by means of genetic use restriction technology, which makes crops die off after one harvest without producing offspring. As a result, farmers have to buy new seeds for each planting, which reduces their self-sufficiency and makes them dependent on major seed and chemical co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts, John Vidal Tags: theguardian.com Farming Food security World news Brazil GM Environmental sustainability Global development Agriculture Science Source Type: news
Eucalyptus trees actually 'mine' gold and deposit it in their leaves
Gone may be the days of having to dig and dredge the earth in search of gold, thanks to a recent discovery by researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia. They found that the common eucalyptus tree, which grows... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
No smoke without fire – unless you are talking about a traditional saying...
The discovery of gold particles in eucalyptus leaves has discredited the idea that money doesn’t grow on trees. What other received wisdom doesn’t stand up to scrutiny? (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - October 25, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news
Trees sewn with particles of gold excite Australia’s mining industry
Australian scientists have found tiny specks of gold in eucalyptus trees in the Outback – a discovery that could revolutionise the gold exploration industry. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - October 23, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news