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How Trees Secretly Talk to Each Other in the Forest (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: trees, communication, research, Science, Trees, Biology, Ecology, Forests, Boreal Forests, Old-Growth Forest, Plants, Fungi, mycorrhizae, National Geographic video )

Evelyn
- 310 days ago - video.nationalgeographic.com
What do trees talk about? In the Douglas fir forests of Canada, see how trees "talk" to each other by forming underground symbiotic relationships - called mycorrhizae - with fungi to relay stress signals and share resources with one another.
I -Wonder: Louis Pasteur: The Man Who Led the Fight Against Germs
Offbeat  (tags: biology, science, microbiology, chemistry )


- 1467 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Few people have saved more lives than Louis Pasteur. The vaccines he developed have protected millions. His insight that germs cause disease revolutionised healthcare. He found new ways to make our food safe to eat.
GMO That Kills: GM-Cotton Problems Drive Indian Farmers to Suicide
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Agriculture, Biology, GMO, India, Monsanto )


- 1512 days ago - rt.com
undreds of thousands of farmers have died in India, after having been allegedly forced to grow GM cotton instead of traditional crops. The seeds are so expensive and demand so much more maintenance that farmers often go bankrupt and kill themselves.
The Great Dying-2? Manmade CO2 Levels Could Cause Repeat of Largest Mass Extinction Event
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Animals, Biology, Ecology, Global warming, Science, UK, USA )


- 1555 days ago - rt.com
The greatest mass extinction event in history occurred when the worldâEUR(TM)s ocean suddenly turned to acid, killing off over 90 percent of life on Earth, scientists have found. They warn such a process could be repeated unless CO2 levels are controlled.
Global Muslim Population to Surpass Christians By 2070 âEUR" Study
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Children, Ecology, Education, Global economy, Globalization, History, Internet, Religion, USA )


- 1564 days ago - rt.com
By 2050, followers of Islam will match those following Christianity, with the number of Muslims surpassing Christians globally by 2070, the Pew Research Center projects, citing current differences in fertility rates, youth populations and conversions.
Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables Could Account for 49 Percent Loss in Sperm
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Animals, Biology, Children, Ecology, GMO, Science, USA )


- 1568 days ago - rt.com
A major study of menâEUR(TM)s sperm found that those who ate regular quantities of fruit and vegetables that had pesticide residue on them had half the sperm count of men who ate less, a new study showed.
Use of Antibiotics in Cattle Feed Leads to Airborne Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria âEUR" Study
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Agriculture, Biology, Medicine, Physics, USA )


- 1568 days ago - rt.com
DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria is spreading from cattle feedlots across the US through the air, a new study has found. The report indicates that so-called superbugs threatening humans could be traced to the use of antibiotics in cattle feed.
Starving & Sick: Sea Lion Pups Wash Ashore in Record Numbers, Global Warming Blamed
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Animals, Biology, Ecology, Global warming, USA, Weather )


- 1582 days ago - rt.com
More than 1,500 starving sea lion pups have washed ashore on the California coast this year, many of which are on the brink of death. Animal rescuers are overwhelmed with calls to save them.
Rising Suicide Rate for Indian Farmers Blamed on GMO Seeds
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Agriculture, Biology, GMO, India, SciTech )


- 1656 days ago - rt.com
Monsanto, which has just paid out $2.4 million to US farmers, settling one of many lawsuits it's been involved in worldwide, is also facing accusations that its seeds are to blame for a spike in suicides by India farmers.
Thousands of Wolves, Bears and Lynx Striding Europe Alongside Humans
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Europe, Science )


- 1669 days ago - rt.com
After almost becoming extinct at the beginning of the 20th century, large carnivores are on their way back in Europe with bears being the most numerous and present in almost two dozen of European countries, a new study has shown.
Do They Know It's Christmas? Thousands of UK Families Face Winter of Poverty
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Corruption, Court, Opposition, Politics, Protest, Retail, Trade, UK )


- 1674 days ago - rt.com
Thousands of British families will be dependent on handouts and charity this Christmas as rates of poverty in the UK continue to soar.
Can You Die of a Broken Heart?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Animal, Biology, Death, Hospital )


- 1674 days ago - bbc.com
Extreme emotion can be a killer, says Jason G Goldman. So why did it take doctors so long to see the evidence hiding in plain sight?
Will We Ever... Cryopreserve Our Organs?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Biology, Disease, Hospital, Human body, Medicine )


- 1674 days ago - bbc.com
Imagine if doctors could dip into freezers and take their pick of kidneys, livers or hearts for life-saving operations. Here's why it's so hard to achieve.
Will We Ever... Eliminate Animal Experimentation?
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Biology, Disease. Genetics )


- 1674 days ago - bbc.com
Arguably one of the most heated debates in science, efforts to reduce the number of animals used in studies face many barriers, says Alla Katsnelson.
How Faecal Transplantation Is Gaining Credibility
Offbeat  (tags: Health Bacteria, Biology, Disease, Hospital, Human, body )


- 1674 days ago - bbc.com
Many find the idea of faecal, or poo transplants disgusting. However a growing body of evidence suggests this could be a lifesaver, as Bryn Nelson reports.
 

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