Read more about the article Rust And Acorns Perfect For Eco Tie-Dying Says Study
Tie-dyeing cotton fabric with acorn and rust solutions turns it brown, orange, blue and black. (Adapted from Journal of Chemical Education 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00086/Newsflash)

Rust And Acorns Perfect For Eco Tie-Dying Says Study

Scientists have revealed that acorns and rust could be perfect green substitutes for tie-dying cotton clothes. Although many kits are available for people to brighten up their clothes with colourful tie-dye patterns, US expert Julian Silverman says even common garden finds could help get the same results. In the peer-reviewed…

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Read more about the article Ugly Reptiles Facing Extinction, Say Experts
Argentine land turtle, the collection for the pet trade, wildfires and land use change put it in a very vulnerable situation. (CONICET-Luciano Avila/Newsflash)

Ugly Reptiles Facing Extinction, Say Experts

Over one in five reptiles species are in danger of extinction but no one seems to care because they are “less charismatic” than mammals or birds. During the 15-year research project, 961 scientists from 24 countries were involved. The results were published in Nature on 27th April. The project found…

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Read more about the article COVID Grandpa Cured After 14 Months In Quarantine
Muzaffer Kayasan (56) who lives in Sariyer in Istanbul, Turkey, made 78 Covid tests and all of them were positive. (Newsflash)

COVID Grandpa Cured After 14 Months In Quarantine

A leukaemia sufferer who had 85 positive COVID-19 tests has finally hugged his grandchildren after spending 14 months in quarantine. Muzaffer Kayasan, 56 - from Sariyer, in the Turkish province of Istanbul - first tested positive for the virus in December 2020. He explained earlier this year: "I had a…

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Read more about the article Worlds Oldest Zoo Gets Extremely Rare Chameleons To Breed After They Were Smuggled Onto Flight From Africa In Socks
A young Rednose dwarf chameleon (Kinyongia oxyrhina) at the Vienna Zoo in Austria. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

Worlds Oldest Zoo Gets Extremely Rare Chameleons To Breed After They Were Smuggled Onto Flight From Africa In Socks

The self-proclaimed world's oldest zoo has achieved great conservation and breeding results with over 70 extremely rare chameleons that were stuffed into socks and ice-cream boxes and smuggled in a suitcase from Tanzania last year. https://youtu.be/IDNdRnPP6UU Tiergarten Schonbrunn/Newsflash The Tiergarten Schoenbrunn Zoo, located in Austria's capital Vienna, provided home for…

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Read more about the article Terminally Ill British Woman With Leukaemia Given Chance At Life By Austrian Stem Cell Donor In Rare 1 In 500,000 Match
Christian M., 31, from Vienna, Austria, did a stem cell donation that helped a young British woman. (Osterreichisches Rotes Kreuz ORK-Elisabeth Geibegger/Newsflash)

Terminally Ill British Woman With Leukaemia Given Chance At Life By Austrian Stem Cell Donor In Rare 1 In 500,000 Match

A terminally ill British woman with leukaemia now has a chance to be saved after an Austrian man registered as a stem cell donor and the two matched in a rare case, with odds of them being compatible at 1 in 500,000. The donor, who has been named only as…

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Read more about the article Microplastics Found For The First Time In Fish From Peruvian Amazon
The fish known as Boquichico (Prochilodus nigricans Agassiz) the kind of fish microplastics were found for the first time in from the Peruvian Amazon, in November, 2021. (Newsflash)

Microplastics Found For The First Time In Fish From Peruvian Amazon

Microplastics have been found for the first time in fish from the Peruvian Amazon. The announcement was made by the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment, which detailed an investigation that has identified microplastics in the stomachs of fish from the River Amazon. The fish in whose stomachs the plastic was…

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Read more about the article Chubby Wild Cat Caught Snacking Between Meals One Year After Going On Zoo Diet
The serval named Niu Niu that was placed on diet in Nanjing, China. (Nanjing Hongshan Forest Zoo/AsiaWire)

Chubby Wild Cat Caught Snacking Between Meals One Year After Going On Zoo Diet

Chinese zookeepers have discovered that this chubby wild cat has been snacking on frogs and rodents between meals after it arrived overweight and was put on a diet a year ago that yielded little results. https://youtu.be/fSMKXLCgY4g Nanjing Hongshan Forest Zoo/AsiaWire The serval, a wild cat native to Africa, arrived at…

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Read more about the article Lions And Tigers Test Positive For COVID 19 At Washington DC Zoo
Adult male African lion Luke at Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Lions And Tigers Test Positive For COVID 19 At Washington DC Zoo

Lions and tigers have tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 at the National Zoo in Washington DC, in the United States. Final testing results are expected within days. Six African lions, a Sumatran tiger and two Amur tigers are being treated for COVID-19. The National Zoo said in a statement that…

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Read more about the article French Scientist Says He Has Found COVID-19 Treatment
Didier Raoult talking about the new treatment

French Scientist Says He Has Found COVID-19 Treatment

A French scientist says he has found an effective treatment for the coronavirus with "spectacular results" showing that “we know how to cure the illness". The treatment named Plaquenil is believed to be based on chloroquine, a drug normally used to treat malaria and professor Didier Raoult, who initiated the…

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Read more about the article US Batman Birthmark Girl Has Successful Op
Girl with a "Batman mask"

US Batman Birthmark Girl Has Successful Op

The mother of the American girl with a ‘Batman’ birthmark on her face has revealed the results of the tot’s latest successful surgery with a large bit of the mark now removed from Luna’s forehead. The girl, Luna Tavares Fenner, was born in south Florida in the United States with…

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