1. Archetype0ne

    Ancient plague genomes reveal the origins of the Black Death The origins of the Second Plague Pandemic have long been debated. One of the most popular theories has supported its source in East Asia, specifically in China. To the contrary, the only so-far available archaeological...
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    Nature Recommended documentary : Our Planet

    I strongly recommend this superb WWF documentary narrated by David Attenborough. It is available on Netflix. One full episode is also available on YouTube. More information on
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    Nature Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn

    BBC News: Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn "Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years, according to a major report by the conservation group WWF. The report says this "catastrophic decline" shows no sign of...
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    Nature New Ecology section

    You may have noticed that Eupedia now has an Ecology section. I have written five articles in the last few days. I'll let you read them. Your feedback is welcome. :smile:
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    Three new species of giant mammals identified in Africa

    I woke up this morning to the most shocking news, something that most people around the world didn't see coming. I am not talking about North Korea's nuclear test (we saw that one coming), but to a new German study published in Cell Biology showing that giraffes aren't a single species but four...
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    Organic food isn't the solution. Opt for GM food to save the planet.

    I am reading Matt Ridley's excellent book The Rational Optimist, in which he denounces (pp. 149-156) the irrational fears toward GM crops held by a lot of people (especially in Europe) and by organisations such as Greenpeace or Friends of the Earth. Organic food causes more problems that it...
  7. Michael Folkesson

    Earth Hour

    Earth Hour has passed. The point is to make people aware of environmental issues and energy. Reading Swedish forums and posts there are a lot of angry climate change deniers posting that they are going to turn on extra lamps just for spite. These guys are often kind of upset but this event seem...
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    South America and Africa to use nature to alleviate poverty

    South America and Africa to use nature to alleviate poverty This week researchers from all corners of the globe will come together to discuss ways of tapping into Nature?s ?treasure chest? to reduce poverty, deliver sustainable growth and improve the lives of people in the most vulnerable...