Tens of millions of people have joined in celebrating Earth Day on April 22, marking its 45th anniversary with unique projects and events. The day saw groups, corporations and communities try to raise awareness at how to better protect our planet.
Medicines used to help cure skin problems might prove to be vital in the fight against multiple sclerosis. US scientists have found that two drugs may promote the body’s own stem cells to replace brain cells, which are affected by the disease.
Google has taken its Street View cameras to Loch Ness to capture the famous lake from above and below water, as well as unveiling a Nessie Doodle on its homepage and a new Loch Ness Monster cartoon on its maps.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Service killed 2.7 million animals last year, thanks to its controversial culling program. Many of them weren’t killed intentionally, but were caught via indiscriminate methods meant for other animals.
By 2030, the number of women expected to develop breast cancer will increase by about 50 percent, according to a new study. Currently, one in eight women will develop the disease at some point in her lifetime.
A lurcher breed dog named Twiglet tripped out, salivated excessively, became paranoid and fell over a lot after eating a bag of narcotics he found outside a ‘hippie commune’ in Shropshire, according to his owner.
Only three of some 150 electra dolphins are believed to have been saved, after being washed ashore in the Ibaraki Prefecture. Scientists are trying to explain the incident, while some see it as an ominous sign to a similar case before the 2011 earthquake.
The greatest mass extinction event in history occurred when the world’s ocean suddenly turned to acid, killing off over 90 percent of life on Earth, scientists have found. They warn such a process could be repeated unless CO2 levels are controlled.
President Barack Obama has condemned the psychiatric practice that religious and conservative groups use to ‘repair’ gay, lesbian and transgender youth to make them straight. His decision will support efforts at state level to ban the practice.