Archive: 11/05/2007

Confronting worldwide disaster losses

In the current edition of leading journal Science, an international team of experts argues that governments and policymakers worldwide need to take swift action now to minimise mounting losses due to future natural disast ...

Nov 05, 2007
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MIT economist analyzes troop surge in Iraq

Michael Greenstone, 3M Professor of Economics, has applied statistical techniques he uses in measuring the economic impact of climate change to conduct the first quantitative analysis of the U.S. troop surge ...

Nov 05, 2007
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Set your clock to 'British green time'

Turning the clocks back each autumn has generated millions of tonnes of carbon emissions as well as increasing electricity costs during GMT months.

Nov 05, 2007
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Ripe Fruit Preferred

Fall, the season of colors: Leaves turn red, yellow, and brown. The disappearance of the color green and the simultaneous appearance of these other colors are also signs of ripening fruit.

Nov 05, 2007
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Worms take the sniff test to reveal sex differences in brain

Buttery popcorn or fresh green vegetables? Your answer tells a lot about you. Now, scientists say that the way that thousands of tiny worms have answered that question likely reveals a lot about you and your brain, too.

Nov 05, 2007
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Earliest birds acted more like turkeys than common cuckoos

The earliest birds acted more like turkeys than common cuckoos, according to a new report in the November 6th issue of Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press. By comparing the claw curvatures of ancient and modern birds, ...

Nov 05, 2007
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