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Pungent flatulence gas can help cells stay alive: Study

Pungent flatulence gas can help cells stay alive: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 18:45

British researchers at University of Exeter have designed a new compound that will slowly deliver hydrogen sulfide - well-known as a foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence - to treat stressed cells and make them stay alive.

How earth`s atmosphere allowed life to evolve

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:44

Scientists may have discovered a mechanism to help determine how oxygen levels in the atmosphere expanded to allow life to evolve.

How Australian camels turned into `humped pests`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:30

The once useful Australian camels that helped the country establish its modern infrastructure are now regarded as "humped pests" and culled on a large scale, says a study.

Crop pests moving polewards through global warming

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 08:48

Crop-damaging insects, bacteria, fungus and viruses are moving poleward by nearly three kilometres (two miles) each year, helped by global warming, a study has said.

Older male burying beetles make better fathers

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 11:49

Researchers at the University of Exeter have revealed that that older male burying beetles make better fathers than their younger counterparts.

Secrets behind Saturn`s `youthful` appearance revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 12:12

A new research has revealed how Saturn keeps itself looking young and hot.

Fish win food fights based on strength of personality

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 13:15

When resources are in short supply for fish, personality traits like aggression can be more important than strength when it comes to survival, a new study has revealed.

Now, bugs to produce diesel on demand

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 14:29

A team from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.

Impact of climate change on culture underestimated

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 16:28

The impact of climate change on many aspects of cultural life for people all over the world is not being sufficiently accounted for by scientists and policy-makers, a new research by an international team has revealed.

`Demise of one carnivore leads to extinction of another`

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 15:23

Scientists have previously put forward the theory that when a carnivore becomes extinct, other predatory species could soon follow.

Street lighting changing insect ecosystems: Study

Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2012, 10:34

Groups of invertebrates living near artificial lights include more predators and scavengers, a study has found.