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Rainforest plant helps treat psoriasis

Rainforest plant helps treat psoriasis Rainforest plant helps treat psoriasis mongabay.com July 14, 2005 A compound derived from an Amazon-rainforest tree is effective in the treatment of the skin disease…

Polynesians came from Taiwan says new study

Polynesians came from Taiwan says new study Polynesians came from Taiwan says new study mongabay.com July 13, 2005 Polynesians, history's greatest seafarers who settled islands across a vast area of…

CE Test

Tropical timber has earned a bad reputation. When we think of timber from lush, tropical forests, it conjures up images of valuable old-growth trees pillaged by logging companies and illegal…

Biomimetics, technology that mimics nature

Engineers, scientists, and business people are increasingly turning toward nature for design inspiration. The field of biomimetics, the application of methods and systems, found in nature, to engineering and technology,…

Nature photo blog lauched by mongabay.com

Nature photo blog lauched by mongabay.com Nature photo blog lauched by mongabay.com mongabay.com release July 10, 2005 Today mongabay.com, a leading rainforest information site, announced the launch of a photo…