Tag Archives: Biology

14Jul/15

Chinese woman is dogs’ best friend

(R Reports) – Meet Yang Xiaoyun – not your average pet owner.

For years, she’s devoted her life to looking after vulnerable dogs… Lots of them.

In fact, she’s now got around 3,000 at her home in the northern city of Tianjin.
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26Jun/15

Polish pigs prefer Mozart to metal

A Polish scientific breeding study shows that pigs are Mozart connoisseurs rather than budding metalheads. Nathan Frandino reports.
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13Jun/15

Fewer people visit shopping centres in Seoul amid MERS outbreak

South Koreans stay away from public places in capital Seoul as the number of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) cases continues to rise in the county.

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25May/15

Four years of study shows plankton is more than just whale food

Scientists from the Tara Ocean expedition unveil the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world’s ocean plankton, the tiny organisms that serve as food for marine creatures such as the blue whale, but also provide half the oxygen we breathe.

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24May/15

Saffron could help combat dengue, says Brazilian study

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (REUTERS) – These tiny little threads can turn foods a magical marigold color. Now it seems that saffron can also help limit the reproduction of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.
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18May/15

WHO sets up $100 million fund to deal with future crises like Ebola

WHO admits it failed to respond adequately to the Ebola virus and sets up a $100 million dollar fund to be better prepared next time.

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09May/15

Polar Bear Transported Via FedEx To Saint Louis Zoo

ST. LOUIS, May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Kali (pronounced “Cully”), a 2 ½-year-old, 850-pound male polar bear that was orphaned in Alaska as a cub, is now resting comfortably in the Saint Louis Zoo’s new McDonnell Polar Bear Point exhibit, which is set to open June 6.
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09May/15

Brain model implanted into virtual mouse body

LAUSANNE AND GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / ANIMATION (REUTERS / HUMAN BRAIN PROJECT) – Scientists working towards mapping and modelling the human brain, have taken the first step by implanting a simplified mouse brain inside its virtual body.
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27Apr/15

Pilots fly drones using mind over matter

PORTO ALTO / LISBON, PORTUGAL (REUTERS / BRAINFLIGHT PROJECT) – An impressive example of mind control – a drone in the air, flown using the power of human thought.
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