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Millions of GM mosquitoes to fight Zika virus in Caymans

Biotech company Oxitec hopes to repeat a technique used in Brazil to reduce the population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes<p>The British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans on Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a …

Your diet might be causing anxiety and depression

You are what you eat. We’ve known this for a long time. Michael Pollan’s observation took it a step further: you are what what you eat eats. This is …

Earth's new lightning capital revealed

Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo is Earth's new lighting capital, researchers have revealed.<p>The South American lake receives an average rate of about 233 flashes per square kilometre per year, according to a new study which used observations from the Lightning Imaging Sensor on board Nasa's Tropical …

Black lung: Return of disease due to poor regulation of mining industry says Senate committee

A Senate committee has slammed poor regulation and incompetence within the mining industry for the re-emergence of a deadly condition in coal …

Senate Committees

Warm April weather delays mushroom foraging season, flowers also affected

April is Diego Bonetto's favourite month of the year.<p>The professional forager and wild food advocate usually spends his autumn days in the state …

Gardening

8 ways humans were recording the climate before it was hot

We like to think of climate science as extremely high-tech — satellites! recording conditions on Earth in extreme detail! from SPACE!!! But in fact, …

Climate Change

Japan wants tourists to stop burping and farting in public

Poppy from season one of The Bachelor NZ would have to be careful when visiting Hokkaido.<p>A Japanese tourism board has published an etiquette guide …

Japan

3D-printed hydraulic robot 'can practically walk right out of the printer'

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Hydraulic

Sperm Whales Found Full of Car Parts and Plastics

The shocking discoveries add to a mysterious string of sperm whale strandings around the North Sea since the start of the year.<p>Fishing gear and an engine cover are just some of the startling contents found inside the stomachs of sperm whales that recently beached themselves on Germany’s North Sea …

What Will Climate Change Mean for Whales? These Scientists Hope to Find Out.

Adventure<p><b>2 p.m. local time, March 10, 2016, Post #1</b><p>On a blustery autumn day in Ushuaia, Argentina, 54 degrees south of the equator near the shredded, mountainous tip of South America, final preparations are under way on the M.V. <i>Ortelius</i>M.V. <i>Ortelius</i>, a vessel strengthened for navigation in polar sea …

Global Warming

Horse-Sized Forerunner of T-Rex Discovered

How Scalia’s Death Could Shake Up GOP Race

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at age 79, was among the few figures in government whose passing will have massive …

Endangered tiger killed by her would-be mate in a California zoo

Sacramento Zoo officials said they had high hopes that two rare Sumatran tigers would begin courting this week.<p>Mohan, a 12-year-old male, already had plenty of visual contact with 15-year-old female tiger Baha since his arrival at the zoo in December.<p>The idea was to get Mohan and Baha to reproduce …

Death Valley blossoms with wildflowers in potential rare 'super bloom'

Death Valley is springing to life with wildflowers in what may be a rare "super bloom." The national park is blossoming with a vivid display of lush …

Astronauts' Space Suits Have Special Pockets for Vodka

Researchers discovered gravitational waves, but that's not the week's coolest space news.<p>According to the <i>Evening Standard</i>, engineers build hidden …

150,000 penguins die after giant iceberg renders colony landlocked

Penguins of Cape Denison in Antarctica effectively trapped by iceberg the size of Rome and face 120km round trip to feed<p>An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after an iceberg the size of Rome became grounded near their colony, forcing them to trek 60km to the sea for …

Rome