Biology News
Botany area residents finally to get sites tested for contamination - Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Orica's former mercury-cell chlor-alkali plant, which operated between 1944 and 2002 at Botany, was over the years responsible for the largest chemical spill in the southern hemisphere. Orica has already committed $167 million to clean up the area ...

Two people have died and another has been rescued after their boat capsized in ... -
“It was around 1pm and our understanding is that a small boat, a tinnie, with three people on board was hit by a wave and has overturned, throwing the three people into the water.” The boat was on the ocean side of Kurnell at the southern end of Botany ...

Golden rice will not solve malnutrition or biodiversity loss - Genetic Literacy Project

Genetic Literacy Project
Golden rice is a product of genetically modified technology that is offered as a solution to vitamin D deficiency for poor people in Africa and South Asia. Vitamin A deficiency is devastating among people who depend on rice as their only major food source.

Scorpions of Southern Africa

Maidenhead - United Kingdom

Information about scorpions in Africa south of the Zambezi River.

New Insect Order Found in Southern Africa
United States

Description and image of an insect discovered in Namibia that resembles a cross between a stick insect, a mantid, and a grasshopper.

South Africa

The Society was founded as the Electron Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (EMSSA) in 1962 and became a formal member of IFSEM (the International Federation of Societies for Electron Microscopy) in 1966. The primary objectives of the Society are bullet to further microscopy in the broadest sense in all branches of science bullet to facilitate communication and co-operation between microscopists and with other scientists bullet to ac

European Southern Observatory: Hunting Mirages in the Southern Sky

Discusses the pursuit of cosmic mirages.


The characteristics of these creatures, their life cycle, feeding and habitat, with illustrations.

United States

Description and biology of scorpions from Desert USA.

South Africa

Photographs and general information including classification, habits and behavior and reproduction.

European Scorpions
United Kingdom

Information and images of scorpions found in the UK and the continent.

Pseudoscorpionidae: False Scorpions

An introduction with illustrations of Synsphyronus niger and Synsphyronus absitus.

Larval Orientation in Scorpions
United States

Warren Savary's technical article about the way scorpion moms carry their babies.

United States

Scorpions are among the most feared animals. Luis F. de Armas explains some of the misconceptions about them and provides some interesting records and data.