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beef cattle

Fertilization and Diet Reduce Methane Emissions and Raise Productivity of Beef...

Fertilizing pasture with nitrogen and supplementing the cattle herd’s diet with selected nutrients can both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise yields and economic...
internet of thing

Device Connects Non-Automated Machines to the Internet

The Brazilian firm DEV Tecnologia is only four years old, yet it already stands out in an increasingly important sector: the Internet of Things...
fish

New Species of Fish Displays Striking Color Difference Between Males and...

A new species of freshwater fish in the family Characidae, called Hyphessobrycon myrmex, seized the attention of researchers at the University of São Paulo’s...
quantum

Quantum Effects Explain Changes in Nanometric Circuit Electron Flows

Transistors capable of functioning with an electrical current consisting of the passage of a single electron at each point in time are on the...
sepsis

Sepsis Kills Most in Icus, with 55.7% Mortality Rate

Brazil has an extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in intensive care units (ICUs), surpassing even mortality due to stroke and heart attack...
metal-organic framework

More Electronic Materials Opened up with New Metal-Organic Framework

More materials for electronic applications could be identified, thanks to the discovery of a new metal-organic framework (MOF) that displays electrical semiconduction with a...
pregnancy

Exposure to Air Pollution Before or During Pregnancy Alters Structure of...

Exposure of pregnant women to air pollution influences fetal development. The problems this exposure can cause range from low birth weight to a heightened...
climate change

Brazilian Ethanol Can Replace 13.7% of World’s Crude Oil Consumption

Expansion of sugarcane cultivation in Brazil for ethanol production in areas not under environmental protection or reserved for food production could potentially replace up...
insecticide

Growing Pest Resistance to Insecticide Threatens Agribusiness

Increasing resistance to insecticides has hindered the control of agricultural pests in various parts of the world. One of the reasons for the increase...
sugarcane

Novel Nitrogen Management Method Helps Mitigate GHG Emissions of Sugarcane Fields

Discovering how soil microorganisms process the fertilizer and organic residues used in sugarcane cultivation can help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and make ethanol production...
soybean

Brazilian Study Could Make Soybean Oil Healthier

One of the reasons olive oil has become known as “the ultimate healthy fat” is its high oleic acid content: up to 84% of...
Species Evolution

Indirect Interactions May Be More Significant for Species Evolution

Ever since Darwin expounded his theory of natural selection in the nineteenth century, interactions among species have been known to be capable of creating...
climate change

15,000 Scientists Warn Time Is Running out to Save the Planet

Twenty five years ago, a majority of the world’s living Nobel Laureates united to sign a warning letter about the Earth; today, scientists have...
tropical forest

Larger Swaths of Tropical Forest Being Lost to Commercial Agriculture

Large patches of tropical forest are being lost worldwide as governments and corporations clear more land to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a Duke...
bioenergyvideo

Bioenergy Will Be Strategic for a Sustainable Economy

Experts forecast that initiatives in different sectors will be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep global warming below 2 °C until the end...
yoga

Yoga Practitioners Have Thicker Brain Regions Associated with Attention and Memory

The regular practice of yoga can help preserve those brain regions associated with functions such as attention and working memory during the natural aging...
antibiotics

New Target for Development of Innovative Antibiotics Is Revealed

In an article published inNature Communications on October 3, a group of scientists from Brazil and France describe a new strategy to kill bacilli,...
anti-inflammatory

Little-Known Fruits Contain Powerful Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Agents

Five native Brazilian berries, four of which belong to the genus Eugenia, are just starting to become well-known among scientists but are not yet...
sugarcane

Modified Yeast Increases Sugar Output from Energy Sugarcane

Varieties of “energy sugarcane” obtained by crossbreeding the species Saccharum officinarum and Saccharum spontaneum have been grown in Brazil in recent years. More robust and...
Malaria Parasite

Malaria Parasite in the Americas Is More Genetically Diverse than Previously...

The populations found in the Americas of Plasmodium vivax, one of the main human malaria parasites, are as genetically diverse as those found in...