US Manufacturing Improvement at 5-Month High

US Manufacturing Improvement at 5-Month High

According to the latest news in the business sector, activity in the US manufacturing grew at its fastest pace for five months in August, with a pick-up in new orders, a survey has indicated. Markit’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 53.9, up from 53.7 in July and its best showing since March. A reading […]

urban noise reduces bird diversity?

urban noise reduces bird diversity

According to the latest study they concluded that the rising level of noise in urban areas may be preventing some species of songbirds from setting up home in developed areas. Canadian researchers found that noisy surroundings masked the lower frequencies of bird songs, affecting the way some species communicated. Unable to hear all elements of […]

Scientists Create Fertile Eggs from Mouse Stem Cells

Scientists Create Fertile Eggs from Mouse Stem Cells

According to the recent news, stem cells made from skin have become “grandparents” after generations of life were created in experiments by scientists in Japan. The cells were used to create eggs, which were fertilized to produce baby mice. These later had their own babies. If the technique could be adapted for people, it could […]

Polar Bear killed by Zebra virus

Polar Bear killed by Zebra virus

According to the recent studies conducted, zoos should be on the alert for viruses that can jump from one animal to another, threatening endangered species. The cause of an infection that killed a polar bear at a German zoo has been traced back to the zebra house, scientists report. Viruses spreading to unexpected hosts may […]

Amid higher costs Nike profits fall

Amid higher costs Nike profits fall

According to the recent business news, Nike has reported an 8% fall in fourth-quarter profit to $549m (£354m), as higher costs hit margins. Nike faced increased costs for labor and materials. Its gross margin fell as marketing expenses rose surrounding Euro 2012 and the London Olympics. The world’s biggest sportswear maker was also hurt by […]