New explanation for heart-healthy benefits of chocolate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 — In time for the chocolate-giving and chocolate-noshing fest on Valentine’s Day, scientists are reporting discovery of how this treat boosts the body’s production of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) — the “g…

New age researchers highlight how man is changing the world

Human influence on the landscape, global warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification and biodiversity are highlighted in a new set of studies led by University of Leicester researchers.
How this influence will be reflected in the distinctive ge…

Could oysters be used to clean up Chesapeake Bay?

Madison, WI JANUARY 20, 2011 — Chronic water quality problems caused by agricultural and urban runoff, municipal wastewater, and atmospheric deposition from the burning of fossil fuels leads to oxygen depletion, loss of biodiversity, and harmful al…

Ginger is key ingredient in recipe for conserving stag beetles

The humble ginger root could be the key to conserving the UK’s largest and most spectacular terrestrial beetle — the stag beetle. Ecologists from Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of York have developed a series of new meth…

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