Parent beetle regurgitating liquefied carrion to its young.
If you think only humans engage in disinformation, think again. Here is a stunning example of a beetle manipulating the odors emitted from a rotting corpse to keep it hidden from competitors.
Detail of book cover.
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The long history of racist beauty standards alone cannot explain the ongoing global use of harmful skin lighteners.
Need a handkerchief?
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Like many plants, onions have defenses to ward off creatures that may want to eat them. Their secret weapon is a kind of natural tear gas.
Sulfur pollution causes respiratory health problems.
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Sulfur contaminates gasoline and coal, and when these fuels are burned, sulfur dioxide is emitted, causing pollution and respiratory issues. Now there may be a new, cheaper way to remove it.
Want cleaner air? Stop leaving your car engine running while you’re stopped at lights or waiting for a passenger, and demand better regulations from the government.
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Australia needs stronger policy aimed at curbing air pollution, but the options currently on the table fall short. For now, we could all aim to drive less and turn off the engine when the car is idle.
Plastics are vital. Making them from anything other than oil is good; using waste products is even better.
Conditions in Belize are affected by emissions thousands of miles away.
Air pollution pumped out by factories and power plants in Europe and North America has led to drier spells in the tropics, thousands of miles to the south. Scientists had long suspected this was the case…
Pollution face masks are not just for China.
It may seem odd for the European Commission to declare 2013 the “Year of the Air” in order to focus on improving air quality standards. Most would feel air pollution is a problem that has been more or…
A chemical process has been discovered which allows white sulfur to be transformed into a lightweight plastic that could…