Entries in science (34)

Wednesday
Jan042017

The 3 R's Of Animal Testing

With potential new drugs being tested rocketing each year, the time for a drug to reach the market taking 10-15 years, the cost of drug development increasing and the higher use of animals for animal testing, Frontier asks: is animal testing really viable?

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Friday
Dec232016

Frontier's Science Report 2016

2016 has had highs and lows for the environmental movement but Frontier will continue making our contribution to science through our Group Projects in Madagascar, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Fiji, Tenerife and Belize! Here is a round up of our scientific achievements abroad.

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Tuesday
Dec132016

Does Rehabilitation Of Species Work?

Rehabilitation can aid species conservation through releasing healthy individuals into wild populations and educating the public about threats to their survival. But how well does it work and can it save every species?

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Wednesday
Nov302016

New Research: Pilot Whales Babysit Calves

A team of scientists discover a new behaviour displayed by Pilot Whales in Canada. Just like babysitting in humans, alloparental care is the care of a young animal by another adult that is not its parent, known as the alloparent. The phenomenon is common in many social animals, even fish, but this is the first study identifying it in Pilot Whales.

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Tuesday
Nov292016

Eco therapy: A Growing Science

You may have heard of the recently growing science of Eco therapy, a new idea that focuses on the mental health and wellbeing nature can provide for us. From healing drug addiction, improving social interactions, increasing academic performance and reducing depression, Eco therapy has a potential to improve many people’s lives and livelihoods.

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Thursday
Nov242016

Marine Protected Areas Explained

One fifth of known ocean species are categorized as Threatened by the IUCN, with the number increasing 52 times per year! But did you know only 1.2% of our oceans are protected from threats that face them today? Never before have Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) been more valuable for ocean species conservation, our Online Media Intern investigates how they work and what their future holds.

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Monday
Nov142016

Top 5: Debunking The Climate Change Myths

Did you know 4 out of 10 Americans and one third of Congress don’t believe in climate change? If you are also in doubt, have no fear, Frontier is here to debunk the myths.

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Thursday
Oct272016

Bioluminescence: Tropical Forest Species And How They Can Shed Light On New Medicines

The natural world has been creating light for over 400 million years through chemical reactions. In the ocean, more than 90% of species use bioluminescence to light up their lives, however, did you know bioluminescence has evolved in some land species too. Fireflies, fungi and even snails use light to survive. The amazing skills these species possess can even aid in medical research! 

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Wednesday
Jun222016

QUIZ: What's Your Inner Insect? 

With it being National Insect Week it seemed only right to celebrate the world's incredible range of creepy crawlies. Take our quiz to find out what your 'inner' insect is:

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Friday
Jan302015

10 facts about cute animals you may not know

These animals are really cute… but they also have some surprises in stock for us! For example, did you know the three-toed sloth can turn its head 270 degrees? Test your knowledge against our list - you might learn a thing or two!

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Thursday
Jan292015

Dolphin Rehabilitation: A good deed or just plain cruelty?

Captive rehabilitation is often promoted as a good deed with the animals’ wellbeing in mind and a way of saving stranded dolphins so that they can be released back into the wild. Unfortunately that is not the whole story. Many dolphins never leave captivity once they have been “rescued” due to the low success rate of captive rehabilitation. Marine mammals such as dolphins simply aren’t made for life behind bars. 

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Friday
Jul112014

Into the Wild meets: Beatrice the Biologist

Katie McKissick is the mind behind  ‘Beatrice the Biologist’, a blog that breaks down difficult to digest information and presents it using comics, articles and comedy.

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Tuesday
Jul012014

Is vaccination paranoia endangering your kids?

A fall in public trust in the effectiveness of vaccines caused a measles outbreak in New York of 288 cases, why have some people chosen to abandon immunity?

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Wednesday
May282014

How the puffer got his patterns

When we survey the coral reefs we are lucky to see hundreds of fish with beautiful patterns. The map pufferfish, emperor angelfish and lyretail grouper are some of my favourites

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Friday
May232014

Standing up for your rights: the dangers of environmentalism

Standing up for the environment could cost you your life; targeting of environmental campaigners has risen dramatically in the last 10 years.

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