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WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (ADR) : Winners of WuXi PharmaTech Awards inducted into prestigious academies

SHANGHAI, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, congratulates five winners of the WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and…

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U.S. Army’s new cost-saving laser can shoot down drones

By Colin Daileda  From Mashable The U.S. Army has developed a more efficient and cost-effective way to take down drones, and it involves a weapon that hasn’t yet been used in combat. For the first time, soldiers successfully shot down…

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The Editor Speaks: Latest dump fire should be a wakeup call

The major fire at Cayman’s landfill (dump) known as Mount Trashmore on Friday (20) should be a wakeup call to the government on just how dangerous the situation is there. The obnoxious clouds of smoke dropped nasty black oily soot…

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Caribbean Science Foundation barely scraping by

By Pablo Correa From Sci  Dev Net [GEORGETOWN] Financial problems have not undermined the enthusiasm of the members of the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) who met this week (2-3 December) in Guyana for an annual workshop. On the contrary, the…

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Sharks prefer to sneak up from behind, study shows

From Alexander Brown Research shows that Caribbean reef sharks can tell if a human is facing toward them “Never turn your back on a shark” is the take home message from an article published in Springer’s journal Animal Cognition….

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Dr Alice Samson’s Caribbean project featured in ‘Antiquity’

From McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research New work on caves and their landscapes in the pre-Columbian Caribbean opens up an exciting opportunity to expand our knowledge of Caribbean rock art on these well-preserved, yet fragile cave walls. Cavescapes in the…

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Brac to report green iguanas

Residents on Cayman Brac are being asked to report all sightings of green iguanas to the Department of Environment (DoE) and keep track of their whereabouts until an official arrives. The invasive green iguanas spread very quickly. They pose a…

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Reject Queen Conch Petition: CRFM urges [it affects Cayman too]

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013–The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), has made a formal request on behalf of the Caribbean Community to the United States-CARICOM Council on Trade and Investment, to reject the petition of WildEarth Guardians, an…

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Will SeaWorld tank after expose in ‘Blackfish’?

By Al Lewis From Market Watch Stock sinks as documentary makes a big splash The more people see the film “Blackfish,” the deeper stock of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. dives. Shares of Orlando, Fla.-based SeaWorld SEAS -0.65%  have been sinking with…

10 Amazing new species:

10 Amazing new species: SpongeBob Fungus, Glass Frog, Tarsier & more By Cherise Udell  From Care2 Every year about 18,000 new species are added to the annals of the earth’s biodiversity. To date, scientists have described and named about 2…