human actions

Overgrown algae smothering coral reef

September 20th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Overfishing and nitrate pollution can destroy coral reefs by allowing an overgrowth of algae that can choke off oxygen and disrupt helpful bacteria.These "macroalgae," or large ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Can dogs read our minds?

June 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) How do dogs learn to beg for food or behave badly, particularly when they are not paid any attention? It's a combination of specific cues, context ... Read more...

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Madagascar bird declared extinct

June 20th, 2010 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) The Alaotra Grebe, a diving bird native to Madagascar, has been officially classified as extinct by an international bird conservation organisation. BirdLife International has said in a report that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Flood’ will leave you dry (IANS Movie Review)

April 23rd, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Flood"; Cast: Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, Tom Courtenay, Joanne Whalley; Director: Tony Mitchell; Rating: * Films dealing with catastrophe are a Hollywood specialty. One director, Ronald Emmirich, has even ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Why some dogs are more prone to nuisance barking

October 17th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 17 (ANI): A new survey, conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland's Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, has found why city-living domestic dogs may be prone to nuisance ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans may have pushed Earth’s system beyond 3 of its biophysical thresholds

September 24th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): In a new international research, scientists have determined that human activities have already pushed the Earth system beyond three of the planet's biophysical thresholds, with consequences that are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robots designed using human anatomy may soon move like we do

August 25th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 25 (ANI): A group of researchers from five European countries are designing a robot using human anatomy as a blueprint.The Eccerobot project has been designed to duplicate the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New book series explains climate change to children (With Image)

June 5th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) It's up to children to change their own lives and protect the environment, says leading green campaigner R.K. Pachauri, whose organisation has collaborated in publishing a series ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Slight changes in climate may trigger abrupt ecosystem responses

January 17th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): The U.S. Geological Survey has led a new assessment of the implications of a warming world on ecological thresholds in North America, which suggest that slight changes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit Muslims don’t want brutal Sharia law in the UK

February 8th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.8 (ANI): The application of Sharia law and punishment has reportedly sickened people in the West, including British Muslims. So much so, that a majority of these Muslims are not in ... Read more...

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