Archive: 1/09/2010

Are wolves saving Yellowstone's aspen trees from elk?

Previous research has claimed that the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995 is helping restore quaking aspen in risky areas where wolves prowl. But apparently elk hungry for winter food had a different ...

dateSep 01, 2010 in Ecology
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Ten minutes could prevent one-third of road deaths

Spanish researchers have calculated the probability of dying in road accidents on the basis of the time taken for the emergency services to arrive. Their conclusions are clear - reducing the time between an accident taking ...

dateSep 01, 2010 in Health
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The superwind galaxy NGC 4666 (w/ Video)

( -- The galaxy NGC 4666 takes pride of place at the centre of this new image, made in visible light with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. NGC 4666 ...

dateSep 01, 2010 in Astronomy
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Helping corn-based plastics take more heat

A team of scientists from USDA and a cooperating company are working to make corn-derived plastics more heat tolerant -- research that may broaden the range of applications for which these plastics could be used as an alternative ...

dateSep 01, 2010 in Biotechnology
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