Stressed plants produce aspirin-like chemical

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have found that stressed plants produce an aspirin-like chemical, methyl salicylate. Methyl salicylate is also known as oil of wintergreen. This semi-volatile plant hormone was detected in the air above the plants in the experiments conducted in a…

Advantages Of Twitter For Business

Here’s An Opinion On: Energy Efficiency Consultant Brisbane Advantages of Twitter for Business by Rellie Many think of social networking sites as being solely for the purpose of socializing. However, businesses are increasing their usage of social networking websites. In fact, many are seeing the advantages of using them and…

Wikinews Interviews Australian wheelchair basketball player Georgia Inglis

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Thai-Japanese Bangkok Youth Center, Bangkok —Wikinews interviewed Georgia Inglis, of the Australia women’s national wheelchair basketball team, known as the Gliders. The Gliders are in Bangkok, Thailand, for the Asia-Oceania Zone Wheelchair Basketball Championships, which are being held at the Thai-Japanese Bangkok Youth Center. They are…

China overtakes Germany as world’s biggest exporter

Sunday, January 10, 2010 Chinese officials have said that their country’s exports surged last December to edge out Germany as the world’s biggest exporter. The official Xinhua news agency reported today that figures from the General Administration for Customs showed that exports jumped 17.7% in December from a year earlier.…

Afghanistan women protest Shia Family Law

Sunday, April 19, 2009 In Kabul between 100 to 200 women protested the Shia Family Law and were met by a mob of 800 counterdemonstrators who were mainly men and Shia clergy. Many women were prevented from attending the protest by male family members and were denied entry to board…

What Rare Earth Magnets Do For Health?

Here’s An Opinion On: Chicago Arthritis Doctor The rare earth neodymium magnets are among the most powerful rare earth magnets. In the health industry, they are very popular. In the alternative health field, the neodymium magnet is used to cure disorders like muscle pain. According to health scientists, the neodymium…

‘Earth-based life can survive in hydrogen-rich atmospheres’: MIT professor Dr Seager tells Wikinews about her research on organisms thriving in oxygen-less environment

Friday, December 25, 2020In May, a study was published in journal Nature Astronomy, conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Dr Sara Seager and other researchers, showing single-celled organisms like Escherichia coli (E. coli) and yeast can thrive in both 100% hydrogen gas and helium atmospheres. Wikinews discussed the findings…

Mumbai officials demolish 39K shanties; 200K homeless

December 25, 2004 Officials in Mumbai, India, demolished over 6,000 shanties today in a push to eradicate the capital city’s slums. In total, 39,000 shanties have been flattened, displacing over 200,000 people, in the city’s biggest-ever demolition drive, which began in early December. When complete, over 2 million people are…