Thursday, 3 April 2014

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report was approved, and the full report accepted, by the IPCC on 30 March 2014.

The focus now seems to have shifted from reducing Greenhouse Gas emmissions to how we will adapt to the reality of Climate Change by attempting to minimise the risks asasociated with increasing temperatures.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Farm salmon pose clear reproductive threat to wild gene pools

Farm salmon pose clear reproductive threat to wild gene pools - University of East Anglia (UEA)

 Farmed salmon show full reproductive potential to invade wild gene pools and should be sterilised - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

This is particularly interesting the light of the recent escape of some 230,000 farmed Salmon in Bantry Bay.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Better management reduces data loss risk

The impact of data loss can be staggering for research. Nathan Westgarth argues the case for better data management The loss of scientific data can have a devastating impact on careers. After moving all of his data home to write up, biologist Billy Hinchen returned one afternoon to find that his laptop and all his backup hard drives had been stolen. All that remained was a disparate collection of data, spread around numerous small flash drives, email attachments and scribbled drawings that were difficult to piece together once the main bulk of information had been lost. For the full story check out "Research Information" http://www.researchinformation.info/news/news_story.php?news_id=1522

Stem cell researcher accused of misconduct

Stem cell researcher accused of misconduct

Japan's top research body has accused the lead writer of stem cell papers hailed as a game-changer in the field of medical biology of misconduct involving fabrication.