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Tim Sandle

Editor-at-Large based in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Science helps solve stomach ulcers in cattle

Researchers looking into whether stomach ulcers in cattle are related to the presence of certain bacteria (as is the case with humans). They found that this not the case. This could lead to alternative treatments for livestock.

Remote tribespeople carry antibiotic resistant genes

Washington D.c. - Researchers have discovered antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria of a South American tribe never exposed to antibiotic drugs. This suggests some bacteria have always been antibiotic resistant.

Bats adopt traffic rules to avoid mid-air collisions

This may seem like the start of a riddle, but why don’t bats fly into each other? The answer lies in bats seemingly following some agreed rules of the air.

Remarkable voyage of a tiny songbird across the Atlantic

Each fall the blackpoll warbler flies non-stop from Canada, southwards across the Atlantic Ocean to South America, in just three days. What does the bird get up to? A science group have been finding out.

Deepwater Horizon continues to cause environmental problems

Oozing oil on once cherished marshland continues to be a problem on the U.S. coast as the effects of Deepwater Horizon continue to affect the environment and marine life.

Water proof bacteria inspire special coatings

Edinburgh - A study into how bacteria protect themselves, by forming a type of waterproof raincoat, could lead to a new generation of products designed to protect crops from disease.

Shifting through sewage to get valuable metals

Sewage, one of the most unpleasant waste products, may contain valuable metals. While not exactly worth its weight in gold, scientists are looking at ways of extracting key elements from the sludge.

Canadians set the nature challenge Special

Toronto - An environmental organization is calling on Canadians to put away their computers and turn off the television, and instead spend more time outdoors.

Should human germline modification be halted? Special

Following recent reports about experiments on embryos, the Center for Genetics and Society is calling for a halt to experiments aimed at the creation of genetically modified human beings.

Why do some people attract mosquitoes more than others?

Been sitting outside with a group and wondered why some people are bitten more often than others by mosquitoes? The answer lies in the genes, resulting in some people being ‘super magnets’ for the buzzing nuisances.

Sweet potatoes are naturally 'genetically modified'

Scientists have serendipitously established that sweet potatoes naturally contain genes from a bacterium. Due to the presence of “foreign” DNA, a research report calls sweet potatoes the “natural GM food.”

Immune cells help beneficial bacteria triumph over bad

The immune system helps to shape the balance of good or bad bacteria in the human gut. Researchers have found a protein on white blood cells affects the balance of the microorganisms in the gut.

Journalists support World Copyright Day, April 23

April 23 is World Copyright Day, a day designated so by a group of journalists with the aim of protecting their content. The event is supported by the United Nations. The date is also World Book Day, designed to encourage reading.

Slowing down the heat to make a good beer

Aberystwyth - One of the problems with making beer is that the yeast used generates a lot of heat and the heat, in turn, damages the yeast and this can lead to occasional bad tasting beer and loss of vital quantities of brewer’s yeast.

Mental Health Commission of Canada gets 10 more years Special

Toronto - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has had its mandate renewed by the Federal Government. The organization has outlined its plans for the future.

Lifestyle is the major cause of heart attacks in men

The primary reason for coronary heart disease and heart attacks with men relates to lifestyle, according to a new research report.

Saving Cotton Plants With Fungi

Scientists have analysed a beneficial fungus that can work as a disease control agent to protect cotton crops from pathogens.

Nano sandwich creates super rechargeable batteries

Researchers have created tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets. These are the basis of a new generation of rechargeable batteries.

170-year-old champagne found from shipwreck, and tasted

Fancy trying a glass of 170 year-old champagne? You now can for around $100,000 a bottle. The bottles were recovered from a shipwreck and a few have been put up for auction.

New method for reducing aggression in children

A new study shows that children with attention-defici t/hyperactivity disorder who are prescribed a stimulant, an antipsychotic drug, and behavior management techniques have reduced aggressive behavior.
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