Archive: 05/12/2013

Mayfly reintroduction to Michigan bay

Jerry Kaster's lifelong fascination with the mayfly could soon manifest itself in the most productive of ways: the successful re-establishment of an aquatic insect to the bay for which the animal was once named.

dateDec 05, 2013 in Ecology
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Liquid crystal sensing badges monitor hazard exposure

In 1999, researchers in New York City identified the first case of West Nile virus, which over the next five years spread across the country. Infected mosquitoes transmit the virus into reptiles, amphibians, and some mammals—including ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Engineering
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Coffee greenwashing works

Coffee labelled as "eco-friendly" can attract a premium, with consumers led to believe it tastes better, according to new research from Sweden.

dateDec 05, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Genetic divergence between the fish pathogens

Edwardsiella tarda is a bacterium that can infect a number of animal species and also humans. Edwardsiellosis is one of the most serious systemic bacterial diseases in fish, resulting in substantial losses in the fish farming ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Ecology
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What happened to comet ISON?

Astronomers have long known that some comets like it hot. Several of the greatest comets in history have flown close to the sun, puffing themselves up with solar heat, before they became naked-eye wonders in the night sky.

dateDec 05, 2013 in Space Exploration
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