Biology News
NSF awards $6.4 million grant to Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research drylands site - National Science Foundation (press release)


National Science Foundation (press release)
To discover how environmental change is affecting dryland ecosystems, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $6.4 million grant in new support of the Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in central New Mexico.

'Special report: The evolution of the electric bus' by Automotive World - Automotive World (press release)


Automotive World (press release)
Automotive World has published a new report, 'Special report: The evolution of the electric bus', which considers the role of electrification in this most common of public transportation solutions. From smooth silent motion to the ability to operate ...

Origami-inspired device helps marine biologists study octopuses and jellyfish - Science Daily


Science Daily
Scientists have tried to find the safest and most effective ways to explore marine life in the oceanic water, the largest and least explored environment on Earth, for years. Each time, they were faced with the same challenge: How to capture delicate or ...
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National Geographic

Dead Zones - National Science Foundation Special Report

Arlington - United States

Examining the causes of the blooms of organic matter that ultimately rob the ocean of life-sustaining oxygen.

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Red Tides and Dead Zones
United States

Article from WHOI's Coastal Ocean Institute about how the most widespread, chronic environmental problem in the coastal ocean is caused by an excess of chemical nutrients.

New Scientist Special Report on Evolution
United Kingdom

Article about evolution, the unifying force in modern biology that ties together fields as disparate as genetics, microbiology and palaeontology.

Special Report on Stem Cells - New Scientist
United Kingdom

Articles covering the promise and controversies surrounding stem cell research.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
United States

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such

Use of Pesticides, Report of the President's Science Advisory Committee
United States

Full text of the 1963 report which exonerated Rachel Carson's Silent Spring of scientific error, and suggested federal policies for the regulation of pesticides -- out of print an unavailable for the past two decades.

Ocean Science Foundation
United States

Facilitates research on endangered tropical marine ecosystems and coral reef ecology.

National Heart Foundation of Australia
Australia

For more than fifty years, the Heart Foundation has been dedicated to saving lives by making a difference to the heart health of all Australians. Donations from the community help us to fund vital research, develop guidelines for health professionals, support patient care and help Australians to live healthier lifestyles. There is much more to do, and we are determined to save as many lives as we can in our quest to beat cardiovascular disease

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
United States

Dedicated to the conservation of natural resources, fish, wildlife, and plants.

Ostego Bay Foundation and Marine Science Center
United States

Fort Myers Beach. Offers information on the marine science experience, manatee and dolphin conservation projects, dolphin behavior and the oil spill co-operative. Includes details of a summer camp for children.

National Foundation Quarter Horse Association
United States

Promotes the versatility of the Foundation bred Quarter Horse, through encouraging this working breed to work.