Archive: 02/09/2012

Mammal secrets

You probably don’t need a field guide to identify a raccoon. Or a grey squirrel. You’re not likely to say, “that big white shaggy beast, hmm, yes, might be a polar bear. Let’s check.” ...

Feb 09, 2012
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New views show old NASA Mars landers

(PhysOrg.com) -- The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recorded a scene on Jan. 29, 2012, that includes the first color image from orbit showing ...

Feb 09, 2012
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Big trees face 'dire future'

Already on the decline worldwide, big trees face a dire future according to James Cook University’s Distinguished Professor William Laurance.

Feb 09, 2012
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'Pyramids' planted to revive Philippine corals

Thousands of small "pyramids" are being planted off the Philippines' famous Boracay resort island in an effort to bring its nearly destroyed coral reefs back to life, an environment group said Thursday.

Feb 09, 2012
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Putting lab life under the lens

Scott Stern doesn’t work in a laboratory or have a degree in the hard sciences. You’ll never find him using a genome sequencer or an MRI scanner. Yet he knows more about some aspects of science than ...

Feb 09, 2012
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Explained: Sigma

It's a question that arises with virtually every major new finding in science or medicine: What makes a result reliable enough to be taken seriously? The answer has to do with statistical significance -- but ...

Feb 09, 2012
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