A new astronomical phenomenon was confirmed by the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. Distant radio pulses of a very short duration had only been detected previously in Australia. Now scientists are trying to find out what causes them.
Strange sounds heard by scientists in the Southern Ocean have been identified as minke whale calls. While scientists do not exactly know their meaning, they hope they will glean insights into minke whale behavior and migration.
Blue Pampa is a scientific project initiated by the Argentine government to investigate the South Atlantic for the next ten years. It was presented this week by Argentina’s president.
A researcher in Brazil named Nagib Nasar has been awarded a prize of $100,000 for his work on geneticcally improving the cassava. Nasar donated the money to create a fund to support young scientists who study plant.
A biopolymer capable of holding 500 times its weight in water could allow trees to grow in arid areas of Mexico. Called the “water pot,” it is produced from waste from the biodiesel industry and has been validated by scientists at the UNAM.
Mexico’s General Directorate for the Promotion of Science and UNAM recently published the book “Obesity”, aimed primarily at young people to show them the consequences of eating poorly and the need to lead a healthy life.