December 7, 2023

Here’s why crocodiles are 100 times deadlier than sharks

By Julia Calderone, Tech Insider From Business Insider The world is obsessed with sharks. Just look at the popularity of horror flicks like Jaws and the less critically-acclaimed but surprisingly popular movie, Sharknado. But when Bill Gates posted an infographic ranking the world’s deadliest animals to his blog in 2014, one statistic really caught our […]

Dogs know best: New study shows your pup can tell how you feel

By JACQUELINE BOYD for The Conversation From Mashable Can dogs tell when we are happy, sad or angry? As a dog owner, I feel confident not only that I can tell what kind of emotional state my pets are in, but also that they respond to my emotions. Yet as a hard-headed scientist, I try to […]

Deadly plants of the Caribbean

By IMA ODUO From Pink Pangea The plants here in Guadeloupe are out to kill you. You may think I’m exaggerating, but don’t underestimate the deadly potential of nature. The other day, as I was walking through Place de la Victoire in Pointe-à-Pitre, a mango just barely missed my head. The loud thud caught the attention […]

Scientists confirm largest single volcano on Earth

By LARRY O’HANLON for Discovery News From Mashable The largest volcano on Earth is not in Hawaii, but hidden beneath the western Pacific Ocean and covers an area the size of New Mexico, scientists have announced. The vast lump of lava is called the Tamu Massif and lies about 1,000 miles east of Japan. It is […]

Cayman Islands delegation attends National Hurricane Conference

CIG DELEGATION ATTENDS NATIONAL HURRICANE CONFERENCE Although hurricane season does not officially begin until June 1st, the first hurricane of 2016 was recorded two months ago when a disturbance in the Atlantic turned into Hurricane Alex – only the second January hurricane on record since 1938. As part of the preparation process leading up to […]

Toxic algae blooms – the worst from the strongest El Nino ever?

By Dr Bill McGraw From Caribbean News Now Aquaculture and Environmental Scientist [email protected] BOQUETE, Panama — Losses due to toxic algal blooms are reported to be in excess of $82 million to all associated marine industries, not to mention associated illness in humans due to airborne toxins and the consumption of toxic shellfish that […]

Elmo teaches kids in Caribbean

Elmo Teaches Kids in Caribbean, Latin America About Zika From NBC New York Channel 4 The Sesame Street character is featured in two 30-second videos Sesame Street has joined forces with the Pan American Health Organization to teach kids how to avoid contracting the Zika virus, NBC News reports. Two 30-second videos feature Elmo and […]

Travel Tales: The salt pyramids of Bonaire

By Joseph V. Micallef Best Selling Military History and World Affairs Author and Keynote Speaker From Huffington Travel Bonaire is a tiny 112 square mile island in the Leeward Antilles of the central Caribbean. It lies about 60 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Along with its neighbors Curaçao and Aruba, it forms the “ABC” islands. Formerly […]

Cornwall loggerhead turtle: Stranded Tallulah defies death fear

From BBC A tiny loggerhead turtle that was expected to die after being stranded on a beach has made a remarkable recovery. The barnacle-encrusted youngster was found stranded at Gwithian beach, Cornwall, on 6 January. Its body temperature was so low it could not move or eat and it had to be tube-fed while being […]

First injectable nanoparticle generator could radically transform metastatic breast cancer treatment

From Houston Methodist HOUSTON – March 14, 2016 Landmark preclinical study cured lung metastases in 50 percent of breast cancers by making nanoparticles inside the tumor A team of investigators from Houston Methodist Research Institute may have transformed the treatment of metastatic triple negative breast cancer by creating the first drug to successfully eliminate lung […]