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Evolution stumbling block to strong scientific education in US

Evolution stumbling block to strong scientific education in US

Posted Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:31:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The reluctance of US high school science teachers to teach evolutionary biology is causing a major stumbling block in the provision of a sound scientific education. Evolution is one of those things that you either believe in or you don't and recent research indicates that more than half of US public school science teachers are not strong advocates of evolutionary biology.

Evolution stumbling block to strong scientific education in US

Lithium-air batteries a thing of the future, scientists say

Lithium-air batteries a thing of the future, scientists say

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:37:00 GMT by Rachel England

Advances in battery technology such as lithium-air batteries are unlikely to happen soon. Electric vehicles are gaining popularity around the world, but their potential for becoming completely mainstream remains hampered by the limited range of their lithium-ion batteries.

Lithium-air batteries a thing of the future, scientists say

Scientists find value in waste incineration ash

Scientists find value in waste incineration ash

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:25:00 GMT by Rachel England

Fly ash treatment proves environmental winner. MSWI reduces the volume and weight of social refuse and generates power as it is burnt. The resulting fly ash contains a variety of sought-after elements, including silica, aluminium, iron, calcium and bromine. However, it also contains elements of lead, zinc, mercury and cadmium (among other heavy metals), making it a hazardous waste material and as such it is predominantly sent to landfill.

Scientists find value in waste incineration ash

Electric dreams? or is there a drive towards electric vehicles

Electric dreams? or is there a drive towards electric vehicles

Posted Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:39:00 GMT by Simon Kent

The drive towards electric vehicles pick up speed. China is set to create at least 10 million electric car charging points by 2020. A heavy dependence on foreign oil, plus significant CO2 levels are leading the country to push towards a more environmentally friendly transport infrastructure.

Electric dreams? or is there a drive towards electric vehicles

The impact of oxygen-poor oceans on the early evolution of animals

The impact of oxygen-poor oceans on the early evolution of animals

Posted Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:09:01 GMT by Michael Evans

How fluctuations in levels of oceanic oxygen affected the early evolution of animal life. The accepted view of the Earth's history is that for its first four billion years it was in an anoxic state and that about 600 million years ago the oceans became oxygen-rich to approximately the degree that they are today.

The impact of oxygen-poor oceans on the early evolution of animals

Bigger hybrids are on a roll

Bigger hybrids are on a roll

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:04:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Hybrid vehicles get bigger and better with significant numbers expected to be on the road by 2015. Hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius have been the automotive success-story of the last decade, and this has fuelled growth in hybrid power for bigger vehicles like buses and trucks. Hybrid vehicles use electric power to supplement the polluting and inefficient internal combustion engine (ICE) which powers most vehicles using petrol or diesel.

Bigger hybrids are on a roll

No nearer to reasons for Neanderthals' extinction

No nearer to reasons for Neanderthals' extinction

Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:47:58 GMT by Michael Evans

US study indicates that Neanderthal extinction was not due to dietry deficiency. Archaeologists cannot agree whether Neanderthals are a separate human species or a subspecies of modern humans.

No nearer to reasons for Neanderthals' extinction

Did modern man originate in Israel?

Did modern man originate in Israel?

Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:00:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Israeli archaeologists believe that remains found in a cave indicate that Homo sapiens roamed Israel 400,000 years ago.

Did modern man originate in Israel?

Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:37:14 GMT by Paromita Pain

Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26th December 2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed. The Federal Government of Germany contracted the Helmholtz Association, represented by the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, to work on and execute an early warning tsunami system in the Indian Ocean

Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:11:14 GMT by Michael Evans

A team from the NASA Lunar Research Institute concludes that the Earth, Moon and Mars were formed as the result of massive solar impacts. It is known that siderophile, or metal-loving elements such as gold and platinum are common to the mantles of Earth, the Moon and Mars and new research has shown that massive impactors delivered this abundance during the final phase of planet formation

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

Posted Mon, 27 Dec 2010 06:28:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

El Sidron in Spain was always a site of mystery thanks to pair of human jawbones discovered there in 1994. They were thought to date back to the Spanish Civil War. In paper released on this week scientists have said that those bones belonged to Neanderthals who died 50,000 years ago.

Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Posted Fri, 17 Dec 2010 07:14:05 GMT by David Hewitt

The launch of Britain's first hydrogen-powered bus service on a major tourist route in the heart of London shows the city is serious about becoming an eco-friendly travel destination. Seeing London as a tourist needn't cost the Earth, in more ways than one.

Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:24:03 GMT by David Hewitt

London botanists are co-ordinating a global hunt for the wild relatives of staple foods, fearing existing crop types may be unable to cope with the threat of climate change. Now, scientists across the world are being asked to search for the wild relatives of a number of staple crops so as to protect global food supplies against the mounting threat of climate change.

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:55:08 GMT by Emma McNeil

Cryptozoology is the study of 'hidden' animals. Those animals that have never previously been recognised by the scientific community and rediscovered animals that were thought to be extinct but show up again, often unexpectedly, in their original habitat.

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Posted Tue, 07 Dec 2010 09:59:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Scientists at the Harvard Smithsonian centre for Astrophysics say that have isolated arsenic tolerant bacteria from mono lake an ancient alkaline lake in California. They were fed arsenic instead of phosphorous an element essential for life and they gradually replaced the phosphorous with arsenic atoms. This, say scientists, will change the way we view adaptability of life forms.

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:50:00 GMT by Louise Murray

CryoSat-2 is a European Space Agency satellite which will deliver vital information about the ice at the poles. The satellite's job is to focus on the polar regions to assess the effects of climate change on ice thickness in the ice caps and floating sea ice.

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

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Posted Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

How techy is Eric?

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Latest on your blood

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Foxy moves for successful species

Posted Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:37:43 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Finding sheep 'geneius' in their genome

Posted Fri, 06 Jun 2014 06:28:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Saving bees with new pesticide

Posted Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:34:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Butterfly eyespots have potential

Posted Wed, 28 May 2014 11:29:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Common species are most important in ecosystems

Posted Tue, 27 May 2014 10:13:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Risk it, even if you’re a shy great tit!

Posted Wed, 14 May 2014 09:59:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Nightingale's number one!

Posted Mon, 05 May 2014 09:46:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

NASA forest map shows carbon storage

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 07:05:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

A warming beer! Scientists look for biofuels in brew waste

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:23:02 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Cretacean murder mystery solved, or is it?

Posted Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:43:38 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Oldest woolly rhino emerges from frozen wilderness

Posted Sat, 17 Sep 2011 15:05:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Chameleon aggressive display change

Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:10:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

'Orca-saurs' used to rule the Atlantic as orcas do now

Posted Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:58:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

O'Sun Nomad portable solar light system

Posted Mon, 16 Jul 2012 07:47:13 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Those pesky bacteria

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:39:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Thou old black worm, I spit fire on your ashes!

Posted Thu, 09 May 2013 08:48:44 GMT by Paul Robinson

Feathered dinosaur discovered in China - Yutyrannus huali

Posted Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:03:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong