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Biology

Pesticides on fruits and vegetables could account for 49 percent loss in sperm
A major study of men’s sperm found that those who ate regular quantities of fruit and vegetables that had pesticide residue on them had half the sperm count of men who ate less, a new study showed.

31.03.2015 03:48

Males, females conceived evenly, but females have higher mortality rate during pregnancy
The sex ratio at conception is 50-50 between males and females, but more males are born throughout the world because of a higher mortality rate for female fetuses, according to a new study that focused on the sex ratio from conception to birth.

30.03.2015 22:29

Use of antibiotics in cattle feed leads to airborne antibiotic-resistant bacteria – study
DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria is spreading from cattle feedlots across the US through the air, a new study has found. The report indicates that so-called superbugs threatening humans could be traced to the use of antibiotics in cattle feed.

30.03.2015 20:30

​Endangered black rhino trophy can be imported, US wildlife agency says
A big game hunter who won a Safari permit to kill an endangered black rhino has been granted permission from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to bring home the animal's head.

28.03.2015 00:40

White House declares war on 'superbugs'
The Obama administration has unveiled a $1.2 billion plan to combat drug-resistant bacteria, also known as 'superbugs.' Five out of six Americans are on antibiotics, and 23,000 die annually of drug-resistant infections.

27.03.2015 16:20

Police the geese: National Park Service wants dogs to tackle DC's goose poop issue
The National Park Service may soon begin using border collies to chase away Canada geese from DC's public spaces, including the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, JFK Hockey Field and the Washington Monument grounds.

26.03.2015 03:11

‘Open-source your body’: Top researchers launch online platform to share health data
Online project “Open Humans” has been launched to make health-related data available for scientists to mine for discoveries and also help volunteers make that data more accessible to researchers. The data can be used to study genome, microbes and viruses.

24.03.2015 14:55

Curiosity finds life-forming nitrogen on Mars
Mars has given us new clues about the possibilities of past life on the planet after NASA’s Curiosity rover found nitrates embedded in its rock. The elements are known on Earth as one of the key precursors to life.

24.03.2015 10:44

UK experts fear climate change could usher in disease-carrying mosquitoes
Rising temperatures caused by climate change could see mosquitoes carrying diseases like malaria and dengue fever arrive in Britain within the next few decades, according to a report by Public Health England.

23.03.2015 13:42

Scientists call for ban on editing human genome
A group of leading biologists have called for worldwide boycott on a new technique for editing genomes that results in DNA being altered in a way that could be inherited by future generations.

20.03.2015 18:30

The ‘butcher’ croc that ruled the world before the dinosaurs
Scientists in the US have discovered a terrifying land-living crocodile, which lived in what is now North Carolina 230 million years ago.

20.03.2015 17:47

Earth is halfway to being inhospitable to life, scientist says
A Swedish scientist claims in a new theory that humanity has exceeded four of the nine limits for keeping the planet hospitable to modern life, while another professor told RT Earth may be seeing an impending human-made extinction of various species.

20.03.2015 03:00