Will a legal rhino market end poaching?

Will a legal rhino market end poaching?

Emmy Award-winning TV legend John Stossel has a video on Reason TV pondering if the free market might be a way to rejuvenate the endangered rhino species in Africa. Concerns have been noted that they might be extinct in 10 years if current rates of poaching continue unabated. Critics have pointed out that making trade in rhino horns illegal is what made poaching so lucrative.

Acid attacks are part of an international attack on women

Acid attacks are part of an international attack on women

A series of five acid attacks in one night in London has created a moment for the British government to take a more public stance on this growing problem.

A teenager has been charged with 15 offenses relating to the incidents, in which moped drivers were targeted. In the course of just over an hour, a series of victims was attacked. At least one person was left with life changing injuries.

More than 30 malaria vaccine candidates - which ones will work?

More than 30 malaria vaccine candidates - which ones will work?

More than 30 malaria vaccine candidates are at various stages of development. The RTS,S vaccine is at the most advanced stage.

Dengue infection does not increase Zika severity

 A study finds that in and around São José do Rio Preto (São Paulo State, Brazil), where dengue is endemic and there was a rapid outbreak of Zika during the 2016 epidemic, prior dengue infection did not lead to a worse illness for those who got Zika.

Low dose radiation could harm cardiovascular health

The controversial linear no-threshold model (LNT) model has long been used by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a conservative model for estimating radiation risk, but it is not without critics. People who visit a beach in Brazil, with extremely high levels of radiation, instead believe it has recuperative powers, and studies have shown similar effects.

Explaining HIV infection disparities by race/ethnicity

Researchers behind a new paper examined the sexual behaviors of a nationally representative group of U.S. women that can prevent against or increase risk for HIV infection and reported the differences in behaviors such as condom use and concurrent sex partners and the changes in these behaviors over 7 years for white, black, and Latina women ages 18-44.

Science groups call out organic food blogger Paul Thacker

Science groups call out organic food blogger Paul Thacker

The war between the science community and organic food marketers has only gotten hotter with the success of the "Food Evolution" movie, which started quietly with a soft New York City opening but has since spread all over the nation, with rave reviews from surprising outlets, such as the New York Times on one coast and a politically similar newspaper,

Perceived morality is biased towards negativity

If you get the perception you are immoral, you may need to change companies, according to a new paper in PLOS One. And if you get arrested, good luck.

A practical test for the carrier of “good” cholesterol, HDL

A practical test for the carrier of “good” cholesterol, HDL

High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is considered "good" because because HDL particles removes excess cholesterol from arterial walls and transport them back to the liver.

But how well does an individual's HDL accept cholesterol? A new test says it can more easily show.

The engine of the ocean - powered by bacteria

The engine of the ocean - powered by bacteria

No one has started selling probiotics for the environment yet, but a new study may give Natural Resources Defense Council just the evidence it needs. The ocean has a "microbiome", and those microbiological interactions keep the ‘engine’ of the ocean running.