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12:00 AM EDT April 10, 2014

Iceberg Risk Greater Today Than the Titanic Year of 1912, Study Claims

Scientists are challenging the theory that icebergs made 1912, the year RMS Titanic was lost to the North Atlantic, an exceptionally hazardous year for shipping.

April 01, 2014

Designing for the Third Age

Designing For The Third Age: Architecture Redefined for a Generation of ‘Active Agers’ reflects on the challenges facing most industrialised nations as people aged sixty-five and older continue to constitute an increasing proportion of the population. This book offers innovative responses to these problems on a practical and speculative level.

12:00 AM EDT March 20, 2014

First Evidence of Plants Evolving Weaponry to Complete in the Struggle for Selection

Rutting stags and clawing bears are but two examples of male animals fighting over a mate, but research in New Phytologist has uncovered the first evidence of similar male struggles leading to the evolution of weaponry in plants.

12:00 AM EDT March 19, 2014

The Power of Poison: Study Examines Pesticide Poisoning of Africa’s Wildlife

Poisons are silent, effective and cheap, making the especially dangerous in Africa where they are used for both pest control and illegal poaching. However, as a new study in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences reveals, they also kill un-intended wildlife

March 17, 2014

Earthquakes Caused by Clogged Magma a Warning Sign of Eruption, Study Shows

New research in Geophysical Research Letters analyses earthquake swarms caused by mounting volcanic pressure which may signal an eminent eruption.

March 03, 2014

Black Hawks Downed: Study Reveals Bird Threat to U.S. Military Helicopters

The Wildlife Society Bulletin reveals how U.S. military helicopters are to wildlife strikes

March 03, 2014

Damage of Diesel Fuel From Antarctic Vessels, Revealed in new Study

New research in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry reveals the fatal impact of diesel fuel on plankton, a crucial food source which underpins the polar ecosystem.

March 03, 2014

How Ancient Greek Plays Allow us to Reconstruct Europe’s Climate

The open air plays of the Ancient Greeks may offer us a valuable insight into the Mediterranean climate of the time, Weather reports.

March 03, 2014

Humans Responsible for 62% of Cougar Deaths in Re-established Populations

The Wildlife Society Bulletin explores the fatal cost of human interaction with cougars and asks what state agencies can do to protect both species.

March 03, 2014

Warming Seas Cause Stronger Tropical Cyclones, Models Show

Tropical cyclones could be made stronger as global warming results in rising sea temperatures, reveals new research in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.

February 18, 2014

Beyond Wellie Boots and Photo Ops: Exploring the Politics of Climate Change in the U.K.

WIREs Climate Change explores how the politics of climate change has shifted from one of consensus, to overt tribalism, and asks how this may be changed by the rise of hitherto fringe political parties.

February 18, 2014

Increase in Arctic Cyclones is Linked to Climate Change, New Study Shows

Geophysical Research Lettersexplores link between climate change and Arctic cyclones

February 13, 2014

APEC to recognize ‘intelligent transportation’ innovator

APEC has opened the nomination period for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education, also known as the ASPIRE Prize, sponsored by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Elsevier, which in 2014 will honor a young scientist whose work has made an outstanding contribution to ‘intelligent transportation.

February 06, 2014

American Geophysical Union and Wiley Launch New Open Access Journal, Earth and Space Science

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Wiley announc a new all open access peer-reviewed journal, Earth and Space Science.

February 06, 2014

Intervention in First 1000 Days Vital to Fulfilling Childhood Potential

Freely Available Special Issue published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

February 03, 2014

Walk-in access to high quality academic research available in UK public libraries

Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines through their local libraries. This is the result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free to UK libraries under a new initiative, Access to Research.

January 21, 2014

Arctic Warmth Unprecedented in 44,000 Years, Reveals Samples of Ancient Moss

Recently exposed arctic moss reveals temperatures have reached levels unprecedented in 44,000 years

January 21, 2014

Flight of the Butterfly Reveals Impact of Environmental Change

Biotropica explores the migration of Marpesia chiron butterflies in the rainforests of Panama

January 21, 2014

Ivory Burning and Cartels: Are Anti-Poaching Efforts Repeating the Mistakes of the ‘War on Drugs’?

Research in Conservation Letters asks if anti-poaching measures are repeating the mistakes of the ‘War on Drugs’

January 20, 2014

Increasingly complex trade-offs predicted in upcoming management of bushfires in Australia

The management of future bushfires will become increasingly complex, with trade-offs that demand astute recognition and knowledge of current and future trends, as well as how these trends interact with each other in a dynamic and intricate world. Deploying empirical data, embedding experiential insights and involving stakeholder communities will also play a key role in how bushfires can be managed effectively.

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