Archive: 1/03/2007

Why do birds migrate?

Why do some birds fly thousands of miles back and forth between breeding and non-breeding areas every year whereas others never travel at all?

dateMar 01, 2007 in
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Probing Question: What's killing the honey bees?

Far away from the snowdrifts outside our windows, spring is unfolding in California as the almond trees begin to bloom. Missing from the party are millions of honey bees typically trucked in to pollinate the $2-$3 billion ...

dateMar 01, 2007 in
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Mobile motivators

Whether you are learning a foreign language, training for the city marathon or want to lose five kilos – the digital motivator eCoach will help you to achieve your personal goals. The system runs on any cell phone or PDA ...

dateMar 01, 2007 in Software
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New study rewrites evolutionary history of vespid wasps

Scientists at the University of Illinois have conducted a genetic analysis of vespid wasps that revises the vespid family tree and challenges long-held views about how the wasps’ social behaviors evolved.

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Digger reveals Tiga's aqua secrets

Being claustrophobic and allergic to wasps on an island potholed with caves and swarming with giant wasps hasn't deterred UQ archaeologist Ian Lilley from his latest dig. Associate Professor Lilley has been surveying Tiga ...

dateMar 01, 2007 in Archaeology & Fossils
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