Tag Archives: Ethology

10Feb/16
Locust swarms

Maths link to future locust dispersal

Mathematicians say that by using their newly developed model of locust behaviour, it could be possible to create better dispersal methods to prevent the creatures causing devastation. Jim Drury reports.
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25Aug/15

NASA-funded study says cryogenic sleep may be key to space travel

USA (Next Media) – A NASA-funded study written by aerospace engineering company SpaceWorks says that keeping astronauts unconscious during long flights in space cuts down on the equipment and resources needed on the shuttle, and also eliminates the negative psychological effects of long hauls in space.
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06Apr/15

115 year-old in Michigan takes “world’s oldest person” crown

(REUTERS) – Jeralean Talley credits her long life to her faith.

With the death this week of Gertrude Weaver in Arkansas at the age of 116, 115-year-old Ms. Talley is now reportedly the world’s oldest person.
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16Feb/15

Virtual body-swapping could tackle racial bias

EGHAM, SOUTH EAST ENGLAND, UK / BARCELONA, SPAIN (REUTERS) – It’s hard to imagine having a body part with a different skin colour to your own – isn’t it?

In fact, it’s surprisingly easy to “trick” people into thinking they have a foreign body part.

And once that’s achieved, psychologists have found that racist attitudes can be diminished.
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