How Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the world

This figure shows the risk that freshwater fish (top) and marine fish (bottom) could exceed their thermal limits by the year 2070. Blue indicates a low risk and red shows a high risk. Credit: University of Washington Story Source:n Materials provided by University of Washington. Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among our urban developments and growing cities. But what are the chances for fish to survive as climate…

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How Queen Bees control worker reproduction without castration in stingless bee species

Study contradicts the view that worker bees are forcibly castrated by the queen   Study contradicts the view that worker bees are forcibly castrated by the queen among the 600-odd species of stingless bees widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Credit: Túlio Nunes / University of São Paulo Scientists have studied and been captivated by the organization and functioning of social insect colonies since Charles Darwin (1809-1882) investigated beehives near and at his home in Kent with the help of his five children. Since then, prompted…

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Are you barking up the wrong tree by sleeping with your dog?

Let sleeping dogs lie … in the bedroom. That’s according to a new Mayo Clinic study that’s sure to set many tails wagging. It’s no secret that Americans love their dogs. According to the American Veterinary Association, more than 40 million American households have dogs. Of these households, 63 percent consider their canine companions to be family. Still, many draw the line at having their furry family members sleep with them for fear of sacrificing sleep quality. “Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption,” says Lois…

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Skip Late Night Snacks

Later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass index Weight gain and obesity has been described as an epidemic and a complex problem in the United States. Previous research has linked poor diet to weight gain and high body fat, and eating later in the day has also been described as a risk factor for weight gain; however, the impact of an individual’s body clock, independent of the time of day of food consumption, has not been explored. In a recent study published online in The…

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Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of early death

Drinking four cups of coffee each day can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people, new research suggests. Credit: © dubova / Fotolia Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of death, according to research presented today at ESC Congress. The observational study in nearly 20,000 participants suggests that coffee can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people. “Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world,” said Dr Adela Navarro, a cardiologist at Hospital de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. “Previous studies…

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Nutrition has benefits for brain network organization – Study reveals

                                           An assortment of foods containing omega 3 healthy fats acids. Credit: © autumnhoverter / Fotolia   Nutrition has been linked to cognitive performance, but researchers have not pinpointed what underlies the connection. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that monounsaturated fatty acids — a class of nutrients found in olive oils, nuts and avocados — are linked to general intelligence, and that this relationship is driven by the correlation between MUFAs and the organization of the brain’s attention network.   The study of 99 healthy…

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How Your stools reveals whether you can lose weight or not

How to Produce Lab-Grown Edible insects and Lab-grown meat

The bacteria we all have in our gut may play a decisive role in personalized nutrition and the development of obesity. Credit: © aamulya / Fotolia Something as simple as a feces sample reveals whether you can lose weight by following dietary recommendations characterized by a high content of fruit, vegetables, fibers and whole grains. This is a finding of a new study conducted at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The bacteria we all have in our gut may play a decisive…

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Oil Crops

Oil crops are those types of plants which are grown mainly for the oil they produce. For example: soybeans, canola, avocados, grapes, and almonds. Soybeans, peanuts, sunflowers, and canola are mainly used to produce edible oils. Sunflowers are used to produce sunflower oils, peanuts are used to produce peanut oil (Ground nut oil) which is widely used to fry foods in many countries. Canola is used to produce Canola oil while Soybeans are used to produce Soya bean oil. There are some major oils which are widely edible oil production…

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NatnuPreneur farmers enjoy 37.5% profit per Annum on investment – Adewole

The state of the art Olam poultry feed mill in Chikpiri Gabas village, Kaduna. By Jimoh Babatunde: According to Vanguard News, The CO-ORDINATOR of natnudO Foods’ broiler out-grower scheme tagged “natnuPreneur”, Mr. Gbolade Adewole, has disclosed that farmers registered under the six-seven week broiler production scheme, have consistently enjoyed between 7.5 and 15 per cent profit on investment per cycle. He said there was a potential to conclude five cycles per year as efficient farmers stand to make between 37.5 to 75 per cent profit per annum, making natnuPreneur “broiler…

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THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE PLANT-CROP PLANT FORMS

1. Shoots: Shoots target the above-ground business of the plant. Very young plants may possess only simple, undeveloped shoots. As a plant grows, however, these tender shoots develop into stems and leaves. So, stems and leaves are really part of the shoot system. Stems and leaves are so different and specialized that it is worth considering them separately. Overall, the shoot system enables a plant to grow taller to gain access to energy-giving light, and allows the plant to convert that light energy into the chemical energy of sugar. Like…

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CAUSES OF DISEASES IN FARM ANIMALS AND HOW TO PREVENT DISEASE OUTBREAK

What exactly keeps your Animals Healthy? Find Out

There are many causes of disease in animals. The knowledge of what causes disease, and of how animals can get a disease, helps us to know how to prevent disease and to treat sick animals. 1. Parasites: Parasites are organisms that have to live on or in other organisms, such as animals, in order to survive. Most parasites are easy to see, although some mites and the early stages of worms can only be seen under a microscope. There are two major types of parasites; the external and internal parasites.…

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