Plants and Animals

Robo Bees, The Next Step In Pollination?

First it was killer bees and now it's robo bees. At least the latter of the two are here to assist us. Find out how.

New Virtual Reality Film Allows Users To Tour Amazon Rainforest

Get out and explore the world — even if you cant do it in person — with new virtual reality film that takes you places you've never seen before. (VIDEO)

Dogs Gone Camping: 6 Must Have Dog Items To Take Camping

When the weather is great, it's a terrific time to go camping and a good time to bring your dog along.  But dogs need certain items besides the absolute essentials of food, water, and a leash when they go camping. Here are six camping items for dogs that I would not be without and would suggest you consider for your dog to keep them comfortable and safe....

A TV Set That Repels Mosquitoes? LG In India Says 'Yes'

South Korea's Indian branch of LG recently introduced a flat screen TV that purportedly works as a mosquito repellent in addition to providing entertainment. Find out who's got them and what the initial asking price is.

New Translucent Solar Panels Allow Greenhouses To Operate More Efficiently

How do you take a previously existing product and turn it into something new and more efficient? Science and determination or, in this case, what's being called a happy accident. Find out how a research team at UC Santa Cruz in the Thin-Film Optoelectronics Laboratory stumbled upon an energy and cost efficient way to feed the world.

Saltwater Brewery Develops Eco-Friendly 'Edible Six-Pack Rings'

Our oceans are sadly turning into trash receptacles overflowing with non-biodegradable waste. Find out how one microbrewery in Florida has teamed up to put an end to the mutilation and death of aquatic life as a result of the plastics that lurk beneath the water.

Algae: Saving Plants From Themselves To End World Hunger

World hunger is an increasing concern. Now scientists at Carnegie think they may have found the key to possibly alleviating some of those worries through a protein and enzyme commonly found in algae. Find out what they are, how they work and what impact they could have on feeding the masses by reading further.

Seawater Greenhouse Turns Saltwater Into Fresh Drinking Water With Added Bonus

The lack of fresh, potable water in many areas of the world is increasing at an alarming rate. A U.K. business has the solution.

Tree-Free Toilet Paper Is On A Roll For Going Green

Now, thanks to entrepreneur Mark Samuels and the company he started known as Nimbus Eco, you can begin by reducing your impact on deforestation by using tree-free toilet paper.

What Do You Get When You Put A Worm's Brain Into a Robot?

When I wrote the title for this article, my mind immediately went to an image of a bizarre, snake-like metal machine that would slither across the floor in a quite disturbing manner.  Of course reality is quite different from my Sci-Fi addled brain.

Window Decals With Kamikaze Birds In Mind

So, you like to keep your windows so sparkling clean that even Martha Stewart would admire them. There’s nothing wrong with that, unless you live in an area heavily populated with birds . . .

Genetically Modified Salmon, Will You Eat It?

On November 20, 2015, U.S. regulators approved a type of genetically engineered (GE) salmon produced by AquaBounty Technologies in Massachusetts as being safe for consumption. The question is: Will you eat it?

New 'Moon Parka' Made From Artificial Spider Silk

Japanese startup Spiber and the company behind The North Face products, Goldwin, have teamed up to create a prototype jacket they're calling the Moon Parka. It's cold-weather gear whose outer shell is made entirely from synthetic spider silk called QMONOS, courtesy of Spiber.

New Gel Made From Snake Venom Stops Bleeding In Under 10 Seconds

Scientists are now telling us that a bi-product of snake venom called batroxobin can clot blood in under 10 seconds. Known as SB50, the hydrogel could be a real life saver for millions.

Algae: New Source Of Omega-3 Saves Oceans From Overfishing

Besides being used as an alternative energy source for industrial applications, algae is now under investigation as a viable source of omega-3.