Families are complicated. For members of the Alligatoridae family, which includes living caimans and alligators – this is especially true. They are closely related, but because of their similarity, their identification can even stump paleontologists.
(Duke University) Most of the revenues extracted from use of the world’s oceans is concentrated among 100 transnational corporations. Dubbed the “Ocean 100” by researchers at Duke University and Stockholm University, these “blue economy” companies collectively generated $1.1 trillion in revenues in 2018, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. If the group were a country, it would have the world’s 16th-largest economy, roughly equivalent to the gross domestic product (GDP) of Mexico.
Scientists have made a sustainable polymer using the second most abundant sugar in nature, xylose.
Fish populations tend to do better in places where rigorous fisheries management practices are used, and the more measures employed, the better for fish populations and food production, according to a new article.
In February last year, Sunday Ikenna’s fields were green and lush. Then, one evening, a herd of cattle led into the farm by roving pastoralists crushed, ate, and uprooted the crops. “I lost everything. The situation was sorrowful, watching another…
Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus ‘package up’ their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells. The findings open up the possibility that drugs or anti-viral agents can be developed that would stop such infections.
Researchers have developed a nanoparticle vaccine that elicits a virus-neutralizing antibody response in mice after only a single dose.
New research indicates adolescent offspring of the menacing saber-toothed predator, Smilodon fatalis, were more momma’s cubs than independent warriors.
(Royal Ontario Museum) New research indicates adolescent offspring of the menacing sabre-toothed predator, Smilodon fatalis, were more momma’s cubs than independent warriors.