Message Sent: Justice Served Swiftly to Markhor Poachers in Pakistan

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 11:05 AM PST

Newswise imageGilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan (January 8, 2018) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauds the Government of Gilgit-Balitistan (GB) for the expeditious arrest and sentencing of markhor poachers in Astore District of the GB. Further, the penalties are of a severity that meets the seriousness of the offense, and are sure to send a message that will deter others from considering similar pilfering of Pakistan's unique natural resources.

NSU Researcher Part of Team Using DNA to Protect the Rhinoceros From Extinction

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 09:00 AM PST

Newswise imageNew Genetics Database helping Protect Rhinoceros from Poaching; Results Leading to Increased Prosecution

New Catalyst for Making Fuels From Shale Gas

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 08:00 AM PST

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by UCL (University College London) and Tufts University.

UW Reality Lab Launches with $6M From Tech Companies to Advance Augmented and Virtual Reality Research

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 07:05 AM PST

Newswise imageThe UW Reality Lab is launching with $6 million from Facebook, Google, and Huawei to accelerate innovation in augmented and virtual reality and educate the next generation of researchers and practitioners.

New EPA Grant to Predict, Combat Harmful Algal Blooms in Iowa Lakes

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 07:05 AM PST

Newswise imageA new grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow ISU scientists to develop new tools to predict and combat harmful algal blooms, a growing threat to human and animal health in Iowa's lakes. Cyanobacteria, which have the ability to produce toxic byproducts, can grow quickly and form blooms that discolor lake water, typically in warm, shallow surface water during the summer months.

Ten Stories in 2017 You May Have Missed, Plus a Bonus

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 07:05 AM PST

Newswise imageArticle lists 10 PPPL stories, plus a bonus, that readers may have missed in 2017.

Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 07:05 AM PST

Newswise imageScientists analyzing results of spinning protons striking different sized atomic nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) found an odd directional preference in the production of neutrons that switches sides as the size of the nuclei increases.The results offer new insight into the mechanisms affecting particle production in these collisions.

Buckeye Pi: The Most Powerful Student-Built Supercomputer Made From Raspberry Pis

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 05:05 AM PST

Newswise image"We're geeks, and we're motivated." That's how Amin Amooie, a doctoral student in earth sciences at The Ohio State University, explained his team's efforts to build the supercomputer they've dubbed "Buckeye Pi."

Chemists Discover Plausible Recipe for Early Life on Earth

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 02:00 AM PST

Newswise imageFollowing the chemistry, scientists develop fascinating new theory for how life on Earth may have begun.

Vision, Sensory and Motor Testing Could Predict Best Batters in Baseball

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 02:00 AM PST

Newswise imageDuke Health researchers found baseball players with higher scores on vision and motor tasks completed on large touch-screen machines called Nike Sensory Stations had better on-base percentages, more walks and fewer strikeouts -- collectively referred to as plate discipline -- compared to their peers.

Yeast May Be the Solution to Toxic Waste Clean-Up

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 12:00 AM PST

About 46,000 nuclear weapons were produced during the Cold War era, leading to tremendous volumes of acidic radioactive liquid waste seeping into the environment. A new study suggests yeast as a potentially safer and more cost effective way to help clean up these radioactive waste sites. The study, "Prospects for Fungal Bioremediation of Acidic Radioactive Waste Sites: Characterization and Genome Sequence of Rhodotorula taiwanensis MD1149," was published in Frontiers in Microbiology, Jan. 8.

Conservation in Colombia, Leaping Larvae, Electric Sense in Sharks, and More in the Wildlife News Source

Posted: 07 Jan 2018 04:50 PM PST

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.