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Researchers claim Europe’s trees causing global warming

Researchers claim Europe's trees causing global warming

Planting trees is perhaps the best and most widely-known mitigative measure when it comes to climate change. However, a new study published Friday in the journal Science posits that planting the wrong kind of trees may, in practice, stoke global warming. Using historical data about trees planted in Europe since 1750, a team of French researchers created a computer modeling ... Read More »

Man-made underwater sounds may affect marine ecosystem, says new Research

Man-made underwater sounds may affect marine ecosystem, says new Research

Underwater sounds linked to human activity could alter the behaviour of seabed creatures that play a vital role in marine ecosystems, according to new research from the University of Southampton. The study, reported in the journal Scientific Reports published by Nature, found that exposure to sounds that resemble shipping traffic and offshore construction activities results in behavioural responses in certain ... Read More »

That ancient Greek statue does not have a laptop ‘Report’

That ancient Greek statue does not have a laptop, Report

While it’s well known that the ancient Greeks were responsible for inventing one of the first computational devices, the Antikythera mechanism, the Internet is abuzz with claims that one statue dating back to 100 BC depicts an individual holding a modern-style laptop. The grave marker is intricate and features a woman opening what could be a shallow chest, according to ... Read More »

Woman crashes her own funeral: Noela Rukundo shocks husband who ordered her murder (Video)

Woman crashes her own funeral: Noela Rukundo shocks husband who ordered her murder

Woman Crashes Her Own Funeral After Husband Paid to Have Her Killed. Noela Rukundo was visiting her native country of Burundi in January 2015 for her stepmother’s funeral when she was kidnapped, the mother of eight recently told the BBC. The story is receiving worldwide attention after interview was posted online on Thursday. Rukundo’s husband called her while she was ... Read More »

European Honeybee: Virus Is Spreading and Only Humans Can Stop It

European Honeybee: Virus Is Spreading and Only Humans Can Stop It

European Honeybees under threat from virus spread by humans, new research has found. The study found that the European honeybee Apis mellifera is overwhelmingly the source of cases of the Deformed Wing Virus infecting hives worldwide. Although separately they are not major threats to bee populations, when the Varroa mite carries the disease, the combination is deadly, and has wiped ... Read More »

Whooping Cough Vaccine: Researchers Call for an Alternative Tdap Immunization ‘Strategy for Adolescents’

Whooping Cough Vaccine: Researchers Call for an Alternative Tdap Immunization Strategy for Adolescents

A whooping cough booster vaccine recommended for middle school aged children loses effectiveness over time, a new study is reporting. A new study from Kaiser Permanente’s Vaccine Study Center found that the Tdap booster vaccine provides moderate protection against whooping cough during the first year after vaccination, but its effectiveness wanes to less than 9 percent after four years among ... Read More »