How breeding rare giant sea snails could save the Great Barrier Reef Play

How breeding rare giant sea snails could save the Great Barrier Reef

Predatory crown-of-thorns starfish, which munch coral, are naturally-occurring but have proliferated due to pollution and agricultural run-off at the struggling World Heritage-listed ecosystem. Now Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) research has shown they avoid areas where the Pacific triton sea snail - also known as the giant triton - is present. Sep 18, 2017
Americas infertility crisis: The shocking statistics Play

Americas infertility crisis: The shocking statistics

New research shows sperm concentration had fallen by 52% in Western countries between 1973 and 2011. In the 1970s, the average Western man had a sperm concentration of 99 million/milliliter. That number changed by 2011 when the sperm count had fallen to 47.1 million/milliliter. Sperm concentrations under 40 million per milliliter are considered below normal and can impair fertility.  Sep 14, 2017
NASA captures mesmerizing footage of strongest solar flare in a decade Play

NASA captures mesmerizing footage of strongest solar flare in a decade

NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has recorded the Sun emitting one of the strongest solar flare in a decade on 6 September. The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center issued a geomagnetic storm warning for September 13 and 14. The storm can impact satellites, navigation and communications systems but will also mean that the aurora borealis (northern lights) will be more vivid for skywatchers. Sep 13, 2017