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Your parents keep telling you to finish your dinner because "there are starving kids in Africa." Well, there are a lot of myths about why people in Africa go hungry, as well as false ideas behind the solutions. We asked the ONE Campaign to clarify. Below, the top 11 myths regarding agriculture in Africa. There is not enough food and too many people in the world, and that is why people are hungry.
More Science :: News :: January 31, 2012 :: :: Email :: Print An Italian architectural historian thinks Giacomo Andrea de Ferrera, a Renaissance architect and da Vinci friend, drew the man-in-circle diagram first By Natalie Wolchover Leonardo da Vinci 's drawing of a male figure perfectly inscribed in a circle and square, known as the "Vitruvian Man," illustrates what he believed to be a divine connection between the human form and the universe. Beloved for its beauty and symbolic power, it is one of the most famous images in the world. However, new research suggests that the work, which dates to 1490, may be a copy of an earlier drawing by Leonardo's friend.
Ce documentaire revient sur la découverte du trou de la couche d'ozone, celle-ci nous protège en partie des rayons solaires.
Searchers for habitable planets in the Milky Way have found a new signal to serach for. According to research led by astronomers from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), clouds can provide enough information to determine the period of rotation of a planet and deduce the variability of its atmosphere. Owing to the role played by clouds, which are so commonplace on Earth but unique in the Solar System for their dynamism, it could suffice scientists to analyse the brightness of a planet to ascertain the length of its day and determine whether or not there is water on its surface.
Systems Biology Fellows
I’ve been thinking recently about this year’s iGEM Jamboree, which is coming up soon . For those of you who don’t know, iGEM, the international Genetically Engineered Machines competition, challenges undergraduate students and high school students to make useful machines out of biological parts and implement them in living cells.
New Archaeocetes from Peru Are the Oldest Fossil Whales from South America | The Ocean Portal | Smithsonian InstitutionThe evolution of whales represents one of the great stories in macroevolution. It's a narrative that has mostly benefitted from an extraordinary series of fossils recovered from rocks around the world, including challenging field areas in Egypt, Pakistan, and India.
Scientists discover three human gut types; what's yours?
The completion of stage 1 of the human genome project a bit over 10 years ago marked the beginning, not the end, of an era. It didn’t mean that we can stop hunting for the molecular components involved in biological behavior, or in disease; there’s still plenty to do.