Monthly Archives: June 2011

Alzheimer’s prevention in your pantry

Alzheimer’s, the degenerative brain disorder that disrupts memory, thought and behavior, is devastating to both patients and loved ones. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in eight Americans over the age of 65 suffers from the disease. Now Tel Aviv University has discovered that an everyday spice in your kitchen cupboard could hold the key […] … learn more→

What are College students reading?

Surprise! Students aren’t reading Kafka in their free time. The Chronicle of Higher Education has run surveys of college bookstores for the past 40 years to determine what college students are reading. As of late, most of the results of these surveys indicate that that students are reading books geared towards adolescents such as Harry […] … learn more→

Bookmark and Share New global plant database will lead to more reliable predictions of climate change effects

Plant traits (their morphological and physiological properties) determine how plants compete for resources (light, water, soil nutrients), where and how fast they can grow and, ultimately, how plants influence ecosystem properties such as rates of nutrient cycling, water use and carbon dioxide uptake. A major bottleneck to modelling the effects of climate change at ecosystem […] … learn more→

Green eMotion initiative to pave the way for electric vehicles

The Irish launch of an EU funded electric vehicle project which sees Trinity College Dublin partner with ESB, Codema and Cork City Council was launched recently in Trinity College by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte. The Green eMotion EU Project aims to advance the use of electric vehicles and involves […] … learn more→

Natural habitat: Prickly passion

The world\’s leading expert on cacti biology, UCLA plant physiological ecologist Park S. Nobel is an evangelist for the environmental benefits of the fleshy, water-wise plants known as succulents — and he’s turned his backyard in Southern California’s exclusive Bel Air neighborhood into a one-of-a-kind desert garden. … learn more→