Oyster Industry More Convinced Of Ocean Acidification Impacts Than Public

Although some people in the general public remain skeptical about the impacts of ocean acidification, a growing number of professionals who make their living off the ocean have become believers. A newly published survey found that more than 80 percent of respondents from the United States shellfish industry on the West Coast are convinced that … Continue reading Oyster Industry More Convinced Of Ocean Acidification Impacts Than Public

Call For Lebanon To Establish National Commission On Disappearances

Lebanese authorities should move forward on proposals to set-up an independent national commission to investigate the fate of people forcibly disappeared during the country’s 1975-1990 civil war and aftermath, Human Rights Watch said today on the eve of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. The United Nations designated August 30 as the … Continue reading Call For Lebanon To Establish National Commission On Disappearances

Mercedes-Benz’s New Fortwo Cabrio Prepares For World Premiere

The countdown has started for Mercedes-Benz’s new fortwo cabrio, a particularly iconic variant of the new model series. The open-top two-seater will have its world premiere in September at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt and will be available for ordering from mid-November and the first models will reach dealers in February 2016. According to … Continue reading Mercedes-Benz’s New Fortwo Cabrio Prepares For World Premiere

Protecting Earth From Space Impact Threats

Scientists cannot say when the next major asteroid will hit Earth, but it is certain that it will happen sometime in the future. An international collaboration of 13 researchers is hoping to head the next one off. The project is appropriately called ‘A global approach to near-Earth object (NEO) impact threat mitigation’ (NEOSHIELD). It is … Continue reading Protecting Earth From Space Impact Threats

Frogs’ Irrational Choices Could Reform Understanding Of Animal Mating

In the attempt to choose a mate, it’s no surprise that females will select the more “attractive” of two males, but now a new study reveals that female túngara frogs are susceptible to the “decoy” effect, where the introduction of a third, inferior mate results in the female choosing the less attractive of the first … Continue reading Frogs’ Irrational Choices Could Reform Understanding Of Animal Mating