Epidemic in Madagascar is now at 'crisis' point as World Bank responds to help battle plague - New Zealand Herald

A plague epidemic in Madagascar has become responsible for the death of 57 people, with cases of the highly infectious disease doubling to a total 561 cases over the last week, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). / AP. Daily Mail.

Cities are making rats, bed bugs and mosquitoes evolve in potentially dangerous ways - DeathRattleSports.com

Animal evolution is being influenced by cities in ways which could have potentially harmful consequences for humans. rats. Humans may be affecting animal evolution on an unprecedented scale as a result of widespread urbanisation, a new study has found.

Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis - Stuff.co.nz

Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems, either due to over-eating leading to obesity or a lack of food leading to undernutrition, according to a major new study. Researchers behind the Global Nutrition Report, which looked ...

Nature is really, really good for you: study - New York Post

There's one good reason to stop and smell the roses: Science says it makes you happier! More On: nature · Wolf kills cow in California for the first time in more than a century · Thousands of monarch butterflies could be stranded · Slime from this 300 ...

Microbiology: Crowdsourcing Earth's microbes - Nature.com

A large-scale study has been assessing microbial diversity by analysing DNA sequences from samples submitted by scientists around the globe. The initial results are now being used to create an open-access resource. A simple, though dauntingly ambitious ...

Put those screens away before bed! - Treehugger

A number of factors contribute to making pre-bedtime media use far more damaging to kids than it is for adults. If you're a parent, you have probably heard the message that too much screen time can affect children's quality of sleep. But what's less ...