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Super weeds in the US

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Aug 18, 2014. 1 Reply

New York (AFP) - The United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant "superweeds" that some activists and researchers are blaming on GMO's, an accusation rejected by industry giants.According to a recent study, the situation is such that…Continue

Tags: monsanto, chemical, herbicide, GMO, superweed

Science Bits, News, Videos

Started by Adriana. Last reply by doone Jul 9, 2014. 1363 Replies

This discussion is to have a recurrent thread for science news, tidbits, quick…Continue

Tags: science videos, science quick facts, science news

The Denisova genome

Started by Adriana. Last reply by doone Dec 5, 2013. 6 Replies

Remember the 40,000 year-old Denisova finger bone that yielded sufficient DNA to…Continue

Tags: evolution, human, genome, DNA, hominin

Platypus Godzilla.

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Nov 20, 2013. 5 Replies

And you thought the platypus was a nice, cuddly little monotreme. You would not have thought so 5 to 15 million years ago. Palaeontologists have uncovered the fossil of a platypus that looks as though it is on steroids.  The platypus dub the…Continue

Tags: Palaeontologists, Godzilla, platypus

Aussie algae fuel green oil hope

Started by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 0 Replies

Aussie algae fuel green oil hopeDespite the claims of some, commercially viable fuels from algae have not yet been developed. But newly trialled native algae species provide real hope, a Queensland scientist has found.Dr Evan Stephens and the team…Continue

Tags: algae, hope, bio-fuel, East, middle

Mystery moss rediscovered

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 2 Replies

News from James Cook University. Mystery moss rediscoveredA botanical puzzle more than 150 years old could soon be solved, thanks to a discovery by a second-year botany student in Queensland’s far north.James Cook University student Megan Grixti…Continue

Tags: botany, student, sorapilla, papuana, 150-years

Mandating Scientific Discovery Never Works But politicians can’t seem to grasp that.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Jun 24, 2013. 1 Reply

GOP decides that research should be legislated. Usual nonsense.By Lawrence Krauss|Posted Friday, June 21, 2013, at 7:30 AM…Continue

Tags: work, doesn't, research, science, mandating

Ancient DNA Found Hidden Below Sea Floor

Started by Adriana May 11, 2013. 0 Replies

The deep sea floor (5,000 meters below the surface) is the world's repository of most ancient DNA so far. DNA has just been found of 32,000 year old unicellular organisms, belong to radiolarians and foraminifera to fish out DNA from those groups.…Continue

Tags: sea, deep, DNA, fossil

Florida schoolgirl charged with felonies for science experiment

Started by Neal May 3, 2013. 0 Replies

No science for you woman! Photo: FreeLearningLife - FlickrWednesday, May 1, 2013 -…Continue

Tags: felony, a, becomes, experiment, science

L-carnitine and heart disease

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Davy Apr 14, 2013. 7 Replies

Bad news for meat eaters: even if the meat is lean, eating red meat will still increase your risk for heart disease. The culprits are the bacteria in your gut. They will transform l-carnitine, a compound found in red meat and to a lesser extent in…Continue

Tags: microbiome, health, bacteria, disease, heart

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Comment by Mrs.B on October 1, 2015 at 2:17pm

Discovering water will keep them busy for decades.

Comment by Stephen on October 1, 2015 at 1:38pm

Comment by Mrs.B on September 25, 2015 at 10:04pm

Fascinating & very clear.

Comment by Stephen on September 25, 2015 at 9:55pm

New images of Pluto what strange terrain


Comment by Mrs.B on September 20, 2015 at 2:28am

Comment by Mrs.B on September 17, 2015 at 2:58pm
Beautiful, simple, & amazing! Love it!
Comment by Stephen on September 17, 2015 at 2:50pm

Beautiful Science

Comment by Chris on September 14, 2015 at 2:33am

Here's another interesting link to sun optical illusions.


Comment by Chris on September 14, 2015 at 2:22am

Neat photograph. I heard of this when I took a meterology course.

This is the first photo I've seen of it.


Comment by Mrs.B on September 13, 2015 at 7:18pm

But....but.....but.....''yabba dabba doo'' is right isn't it?


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