Pedro Simoes pulls on a flame-resistant suit as he prepares to fly over a eucalyptus forest in central Portugal, a near daily routine aimed at protecting his boss's bottom line.... PHYS.ORG · 4 months
Secondary forests provide deforestation buffer for old-growth primary forests  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Currently, re-growing forests comprise roughly 21% of previously deforested areas in the Brazilian Amazon. However, these forests, referred to as secondary vegetation, have been little studied, despite occupying a total... more
Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasia  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Portugal’s parliament has voted in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people more
Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers weigh allowing euthanasia  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Protesters are gathering outside Portugal's parliament as lawmakers prepare to debate proposals that would allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people more
'Watch-and-Wait' strategy may help rectal cancer patients to safely evade surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A team of doctors and scientists from the Champalimaud Clinical Centre in Lisbon, Portugal, and the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, has shown that patients with... more
In an Internet vacuum, private securities companies prosper in the 'new wild west'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A "quiet" revolution in unregulated areas of the internet has led to the emergence of a new private security industry, according to... more
Watch live: Luca speaks with European media  ESA · 3 weeks
Just two days after landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan, watch live as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano shares his spaceflight experiences with... more
Watch Solar Orbiter launch live  ESA · 3 weeks
Watch the launch of ESA’s new powerful Sun explorer, Solar Orbiter, on ESA Web TV on Monday 10 February from 03:36 GMT (04:36 CET). more
Forests bouncing back from beetles, but elk and deer slowing recovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research reveals that even simultaneous bark beetle outbreaks are not a death sentence to the state's beloved forests. The study found that high-elevation forests in... more
Prescribed burns benefit bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Freshly burned longleaf pine forests have more than double the total number of bees and bee species than similar forests that have not burned in over 50 years, according to new research. more
Prescribed burns benefit bees  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Freshly burned longleaf pine forests have more than double the total number of bees and bee species than similar forests that have not burned in over 50 years, according to new research from North Carolina State University. more
Watch live: Solar Orbiter pre-launch briefings  ESA · 3 weeks
Watch live: Solar Orbiter pre-launch briefings Watch ESA Web TV for the Solar Orbiter pre-launch press event, live from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in... more
Study examines how television viewing time is associated with leisure-time physical activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A large proportion of highly active men watch more television than their low-active peers do. In contrast, highly active women watch less television than... more
Forests bouncing back from beetles, but elk and deer slowing recovery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two words, and a tiny little creature, strike fear in the hearts of many Colorado outdoor enthusiasts: bark beetle. But new research from University of Colorado... more
Over 20,000 hectares of the oldest Ukrainian forests are set to become natural monuments  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Just before the New Year holidays, WWF-Ukraine submitted a package of documents to the Trans-Carpathian and Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Environmental Departments... more
Nitrogen-fixing trees help tropical forests grow faster and store more carbon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical forests are allies in the fight against climate change. Growing trees absorb carbon emissions and store them as woody biomass. As a result, reforestation of... more
Canberra fire downgraded as heatwave eases  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A fire that threatened Canberra's southern suburbs was downgraded early Sunday, allowing firefighters to strengthen containment lines and protect residents. more
How do we protect our unique biodiversity from megafires?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
This summer's devastating Australian fires and their continuing impact on biodiversity serve as a stark reminder of the challenges in nature conservation as we head into an increasingly volatile future... more
Fires contained in hard-hit Australia state, but now floods threaten  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
All the blazes in Australia's hard-hit state of New South Wales have been brought under control, firefighters said on Thursday, signalling the end of a "black summer" that... more
Study suggests that mangrove forests provide cause for conservation optimism  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Southeast Asia has the greatest diversity of mangrove species in the world, and mangrove forests provide multiple ecosystem services upon which millions of people depend. Mangroves enhance fisheries... more
Europe evacuation flight off to China, cruise ship checked  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
An A380 passenger plane has left Portugal en route to China to pick up hundreds of Europeans who want to escape a deadly new virus more
Europe sends evacuation flight to China to bring 350 home  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
An A380 passenger plane has left southern Portugal en route to China where it will pick up hundreds of Europeans who want to escape a deadly new virus more
The Latest: European plane begins evacuation trip to China  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A passenger plane has left Portugal en route to China to pick up about 350 Europeans from a virus-hit region more
Getting to the root of plant survival  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When facing a volatile climate, nature searches for a way to survive. For plants, that often means spreading new roots deeper and wider in search of water, particularly in times of drought. While scientists... more
Is human cooperativity an outcome of competition between cultural groups?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It may not always seem so, but scientists are convinced that humans are unusually cooperative. Unlike other animals, we cooperate not just with kith and kin, but also... more
Alaska's national forests contribute 48 million salmon a year to state's fishing industry  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Alaska's Tongass and Chugach National Forests, which contain some of the world's largest remaining tracts of intact temperate rainforest, contribute an average... more
Observing proteins in their natural environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Proteins can be responsible for the fact that the active ingredients of drugs are simply released from the target cells. You can watch them do this now. more
MORE SCIENCE VIDEO
Watch African killifish embryos enter suspended animation to survive
Science Magazine
'Flapping wings' powered by the Sun
PHYS.ORG
Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana
ESA
Watch the winner of this year’s ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest
Science Magazine
Yorkshire farmer argued homosexuality is natural in 1810 diary discovery
PHYS.ORG
MAVEN explores Mars to understand radio interference on Earth
PHYS.ORG
A New Form Of Northern Lights Discovered In Finland – By Amateur Sky Watchers
NPR
FRESH SCIENCE