22 May 2012Last updated at 00:32 GMT By Smitha Mundasad BBC Radio 4 Will we find new cures for the 21st Century? Half a century ago, in the drug industry's golden era, we were bestowed with countless pills to lower blood pressure, control blood sugar and get rid of infections. But today it costs about $1bn to bring a new medicine to market, a process that can take 15 years. The industry faces multiple crises as budgets are squeezed and tough scientific challenges loom. The end of drug discovery?
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World of 7 billion: What's your number? | Human World The coolest thing I’ve seen today are the online “What’s your number?” calculators, presumably showing your approximate birth order among those alive today. Where do you fit into this story of human life? Check out these links to find out.
World Population: 7 Billion
Turn autoplay off Edition: <span><a href="https://id.theguardian.com/dashboard?returnUrl=http://www.theguardian.com/environment/datablog/interactive/2011/oct/26/un-world-population-growth">Profile</a></span> Sign in Mobile About us The UN predicts the world's population explosion: visualised | Environment
When analogies go bad Lots has been written about the scientific method (and even I have written about it in a minor way in the past). The cycle of “make hypothesis, make predictions, test predictions, revise hypothesis, repeat” is the main thing people focus on when talking about how scientific progress happens. What’s less talked about is where the hypothesis comes from in the first place, which starts with someone (maybe you, dear reader) noticing something that needs to be explained. This is harder than it may sound, because in order to see something that needs to be explained, you need to be able to see past the existing explanations. You need to notice that what the textbook says should happen isn’t quite correct, instead of falling prey to the temptation to edit what you’re seeing to match what you expected to see.
More than 650,000 marine mammals are killed each year by fishing gear. A U.S. law that could help stop the slaughter isn’t being enforced. Could climate change be to blame for bitingly low temps? Stretching across eight states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? It’s a dirty job, but someone's doing it.
What is the difference between a buffalo and a bison?* The question of how a genotype (the arrangement of letters in DNA) maps to a phenotype (the shape and behavior of an organism) can be examined at many levels. On the one hand, we’d like to know how small differences in DNA sequence determine differences between individual humans, such as susceptibility to disease, height, IQ, maybe musical talent… the list is long. On the other hand, we’d like to know which DNA differences determine the crucial differences between species. What makes the beak short or long or pointy, what makes the neck short or long, what determines the size of the average member of the species?
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We launched Google PowerMeter as a free energy monitoring tool to raise awareness about the importance of giving people access to their energy information. PowerMeter included key features like visualizations of your energy usage, the ability share information with others, and personalized recommendations to save energy. We partnered with device manufacturers and utilities around the world. Many of our partners now have new options available for accessing energy information. We are pleased that PowerMeter helped demonstrate the importance of access to energy information, and created a model for others. We retired the service on September 16, 2011.
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En cette période de rentrée universitaire, et quelques semaines après la promulgation de la loi relative à l’enseignement supérieur et à la recherche (loi n°2013-660 du 22/07/2013), il ne semble pas inutile de revenir sur certaines controverses qui ont pu animer notre pause estivale. L’opportunité nous est en effet donnée, dans le cadre de cet éditorial, d’évoquer des éléments d’actualité qui nous conduisent notamment à réaffirmer l’intérêt des recherches interdisciplinaires, faisant ainsi écho à l’approche offerte par la revue Développement Durable et Territoires. Les débats se sont en grande partie focalisés autour d’un amendement supprimant l’étape de la qualification des candidats à un poste d’enseignant-chercheur par le Conseil National des Universités (CNU).
Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool - Subscription Welcome IBAT for business is an innovative tool designed to facilitate access to accurate and up-to-date biodiversity information to support critical business decisions. The tool is the result of a ground-breaking conservation partnership among BirdLife International, Conservation International, IUCN and UNEP WCMC.
Activism Ukraine Mirror Protest Reflects Our Shared Humanity Published on January 2nd, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter EcoLocalizer - Celebrating Local Environmental Action
Everything we do has consequences... Vous êtes vous déjà demandé quelles étaient les conséquences de votre mode de vie sur la nature ? Le Questionnaire sur l’Empreinte Ecologique donne une estimation de la superficie de terre et d'eau nécessaires pour produire ce que vous consommez et absorber vos déchets sur une année. En répondant à ces 27 questions faciles, vous pourrez comparer votre Empreinte Ecologique à celle d’autres personnes et découvrir différentes façons de réduire votre impact sur la Terre. Go!
How Many Times Can You Recycle Paper: How Paper Is Recycled Photo: tonx (flickr) How many times could you recycle a single sheet of paper before the fibers got too short and weak to hold together? You’ve seen the recycling logo, three arrows pointing around in an endless loop. This is a little misleading though, because you just can’t recycle the same piece of paper endlessly.
Global Footprint Network is an international think tank working to advance sustainability through use of the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature we have, and how much we use. This tool is unique in making overshoot measurable – through detailed resource accounts for nations, cities and individuals. By working with governments, investors and opinion leaders we demonstrate the advantages of making ecological limits central to decision-making. During our ten-year history, we’ve engaged with 57 national governments on six continents with one overarching goal: that all people live well, within the means of one planet.
In 8 Months, Humanity Exhausts Earth's Budget for the Year August 20 is Earth Overshoot Day 2013, marking the date when humanity exhausted nature’s budget for the year. We are now operating in overdraft.
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