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Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Do we trust science? McGill professor weighs in

A recent study suggested there was not enough evidence to prove that people should avoid eating red meat and processed meats. This ran contrary to previous studies which have, for years, suggested that  consumption of these meats should be reduced» 

Atlantic bluefin tuna are corralled by fishing nets off the coast of Barbate, Cadiz province, southern Spain. Two studies by environmental groups say overfishing of the Atlantic continues, in part because quotas are too high. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press)

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Where have all the tuna gone?

We love tuna.  In sushi, in tins at the store, or fresh examples at the fishmongers. But in just a few years time we could be asking that opening question as global fishing of the species continues unabated. A new» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Red meat findings: don’t lose faith in science

After years of being warned to limit consumption of red and processed meats, people were confounded by a new study that says there is no evidence that eating reasonable amounts is harmful. Researchers looked at the many existing studies on» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Study: a nutrition resource being lost or ignored in developing countries

A new study shows the nutritional value of differing fish species available in differing ecosystems, but also how policies and misunderstanding of nutrition means that resource is being squandered in countries where it is most needed. The study shows the» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Act now, not ‘soon’: IPCC report on oceans, cryosphere and climate change

This latest report sends yet another strong warning signal to mankind about the state of the environment. This report specifically deals with oceans and the worlds glaciers and ice caps, or cryosphere and the changing climate. It basically says everyone» 

Economy, Health, Society

Premium tea: Are you drinking microplastics?

It what may be a surprising if not alarming study, drinkers of premium teas could be ingesting substantial amounts of microplastics. The study from McGill University in Montreal examined the use of so-called “silken” teabags instead of typical paper teabags.» 

Environment, International

Massive loss of N.American birds: study

A new study for the first time has quantified the number of birds that have disappeared from our skies. The  study (and website) note there are now almost 3 billion fewer birds than there were in 1970 Adam Smith (PhD)» 

Environment

New species of the world’s largest amphibian discovered

A group of Canadian, British and Chinese scientists have discovered new species of Chinese giant salamanders, the world’s largest amphibians. For a long time, biologists believed that all Chinese giant salamanders were part of the same species, Andrias davidianus. Until» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Aging could potentially be reversed using human growth hormone, study suggests

Researchers in Canada and the United States have found evidence suggesting that specific hormones may reverse human aging. In their paper published in the journal Aging Cell,the group explains how they used recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH), a hormone that stimulates» 

Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

New study shows trees attacked by insects warn their relatives

Unlike the tree-like Ents in the Harry Potter film that have a language, trees don’t actually talk of course, but new research shows they do have a way of communicating with each other. It is the first study to show»