Daily Archives: March 29, 2017

Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica

The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been brought into question in a new…

Drivers of Food Choice — Competitive Grants Program

Drivers of Food Choice — Competitive Grants Program

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Drivers of Food Choice Competitive Grants Program Request for Proposals! We aim to solicit applications and select research projects for funding that will…

First global push to stop Red Palm Weevil wiping out palms

First global push to stop Red Palm Weevil wiping out palms

Pest-control measures to stop the Red Palm Weevil in Tunisia 29 March 2017, Rome – A small red weevil that destroys palm trees has rapidly expanded its global spread…

Fighting world hunger: Robotics aid in the study of corn and drought tolerance

Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population by 2050. In March 2014, the National Science…

Assessment and management of seafood safety and quality

The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has released a new technical paper Assessment and management of seafood safety and quality: current practices and emerging issues that compiles the state of…

New method to 'fingerprint' HIV developed

A method to analyze the glycan shield on HIV’s protective outer glycoprotein has been developed as a potential HIV vaccine candidate, report scientists. Source link…

Fairy circles of Namibia: New research helps scientists gain insight

New insights have been gained into one of nature’s great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the…

Tiny bacterium provides window into whole ecosystems

Research on Prochlorococcus, the most abundant life form in the oceans, shows the bacteria’s metabolism evolved in a way that may have helped trigger the rise of other…