Lori Clifford Wood

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Man-made debris putting marine animals at extinction risk

<b>London:</b> Man-made debris such as plastic and glass are contributing to potential extinction of some of the already endangered marine species, a study …

Map reveals 'instruction book' to our DNA - Futurity

Scientists have assembled a comprehensive map of the human epigenome, the chemical markers that attach to DNA to activate or silence genes.

World Health Organization Approves 15-Minute Ebola Detection Test

As the epidemic winds down, this is good news for keeping the virus under control<p>Today, the World Health Organization gave the green light to doctors in West Africa to use the first ever rapid test for diagnosing the Ebola virus.<p>Until now, the standard way to check for Ebola in the region was to …

Toyota i-Road Electric City Car Undergoes French Car-Share Trials

Toyota might not be convinced by battery electric vehicles but that hasn't stopped the company testing its i-Road urban electric vehicle.<p>Its latest …

Electric Vehicles

Is it a car? Is it a bike? Nope, it’s Toyota’s i-Road

Come October, the city of Grenoble in the south east of France will have 35 new, electric, brightly-coloured, three-wheeled Toyota i-Roads on it …

Driving Toyota i-ROAD: Crazy tilt meets genius strategy

Who says electric cars have to be boring? Toyota’s Prius may be poster child for the eco-pious, but its i-ROAD tilting trike shows there’s still …

Electric Vehicles

Toyota's New Transit Idea Is Like a Bikeshare for Tiny Electric Cars

Small, weird-looking smartcars are nothing new; there are plenty of them on the road, especially in cities where space is at a premium. But Toyota …

Devastating Impacts of Glyphosate Use with GMO Seeds in Argentina

Widespread GM soybean cultivation and accompanying pesticide spraying is wreaking havoc on the health of millions. Dr Medardo Ávila-Vázquez

Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On Mars

More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?<p><i>Editor's note: Mars One recently narrowed its pool of candidates to 100 people--many of whom we featured in the November 2014 issue (part of which exists here). We've reposted this story for your</i> …

Scientists unveil map of 'epigenome,' a second genetic code

Recipe for the human body revealed: Groundbreaking map of human epigenomes could lead to personalised medicine<p><b>Epigenome differentiates cells, telling</b> …

13 Things You Didn't Know About Planarians

Planarians—free-living flatworms found around the world in terrestrial, marine, and freshwater environments—are fascinating organisms with an …

Pets

Climate Change May Be Helping Infectious Diseases Spread To New Places And Hosts

As habitats change, so do the things that make us sick<p>Infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola have constantly been a major threat to public health, and they're likely to become a bigger problem in the future. According to an opinion piece in <i>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B</i>, …

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

Mars One mission: 100 hopefuls shortlisted for chance to leave Earth forever

The Mars One project aims to put the first humans on the Red Planet by 2024<p>Amateur astronauts hoping to make history by leaving Earth to live on Mars have been shortlisted for the one-way trip of a lifetime.<p>The final 100 candidates from the Mars One project have been whittled down from more than …

Space Science

Satellite images reveal ocean acidification from space

Pioneering techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionize the way that marine biologists and climate …

How we ruined the oceans

<b>Why are the oceans in trouble?</b><br>They can no longer absorb the damage inflicted by the 7 billion people on Earth. Over many decades, the human race has …

100 whales die after getting stranded in New Zealand

More than 100 pilot whales have died and at least 90 others are in grave danger after a pod got stranded on a New Zealand beach<p>More than 100 pilot whales that became stranded on a New Zealand beach have died, conservation officials said on Saturday, voicing grave fears for more than 90 others from …

New Zealand

Risk of American 'megadroughts' for decades, NASA warns

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is no precedent in contemporary weather records for the kinds of droughts the country's West will face, if greenhouse gas emissions stay on course, a NASA study said.<p>No precedent even in the past 1,000 years.<p>The feared droughts would cover most of the western half of the United States …

Climate Change

What your genes can tell you about your health

Yes, your genes can make you fat – but only, according to a new analysis, if you were born after 1942.<p>That may sound like an odd statement, but it reflects a growing realization that the links between genes and health are more nuanced than previously thought. Nature and nurture always interact, but …

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is 'Unprecedented'

Why are so many auklets, from California to Canada, starving?<p>In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds.<p>Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood …

Birds

7 natural wonders that humans could destroy within a generation

Unless things change, say good-bye to the Great Barrier Reef.

Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science

Amid growing signs that gender bias has affected research outcomes and damaged women's health, there’s a new push to make science more relevant to them.<p><i>This story was updated on January 21, 2015, to include a video of the author addressing the Rosalind Franklin Society, a women's leadership group,</i> …

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

Text Messaging

How Do Sea Turtles Find the Exact Beach Where They Were Born?

The marine reptiles use Earth's magnetic field as a guide back home, new study says.<p>For loggerhead sea turtles, home is where your (magnetic) heart is.<p>After hatching on beaches around the world, these huge marine reptiles undertake multiyear, epic migrations at sea. Then, the turtles return to the …

Zoology

80% Of Americans Support Mandatory Labels On Foods Containing DNA. DNA!

A recent survey conducted by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics found that 80.44% of respondents supported a …

Turmeric prevents fear being stored in the brain, scientists claim

Could curry banish bad memories? Turmeric prevents fear being stored in the brain, scientists claim<p><b>Scientists found that curcumin, a compound found</b> …

This food HARMS your brain... are you eating it?

<b>The #1 WORST Food that HARMS Your Brain</b> (avoid!)<p><b>Some foods you might be eating daily can actually DAMAGE your brain over time. In this article, we'll</b> …

“Sea creatures sick, dying or disappearing at alarming rate all along Pacific coast… Some wonder if it’s fallout from Fukushima” — New York Times: “Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction” — Study: “We may be on precipice of major extinction event” in marine wildlife

Published: January 18th, 2015 at 3:21 pm ET<br>By ENENews<p>299 comments<p>Williams Lake Tribune columnist Diana French, Jan 13, 2015 (<i>emphasis added</i>): Out of …