Prior to the discovery of antibiotics, death was common, as a result of what we now consider minor infections, bumps or scratches.
We have used and abused antibiotics for too long now. And the result of our drug misuse is already rearing its ugly, devastating head.
The future security of antibiotics is in our hands. I urge you to find out how you can personally make a difference.
This week, the World Wildlife Fund pledged to double global tiger numbers by 2022.
Global tiger populations are reducing at an alarming rate.
While current conservation strategies may be yielding some results, the threats Malayan tiger populations face may be too great for conventional conservation strategies.
Hallucigenia is the name ascribed to a creature, identified purely from fossil records found in the Burgess Shale.
It was initially named Hallucigenia as its presumed appearance could be likened to an hallucination!
The animal has since been described and re-described but has finally been classified as an ancient relative of the velvet worm, Peripatus. Read the gist of it here.
Cumin seeds are a staple addition to a variety of cuisines.
For many cultures, they are a daily staple.
Although the flavour of cumin seeds may be inconspicuous, their power in neuro-protection is slowly being uncovered.