Archive: 10/09/2009

How to Measure What We Don't Know

( -- How do we discover new things? For scientists, observation and measurement are the main ways to extract information from Nature. Based on observations, scientists build models that, in turn, are used to make ...

dateSep 10, 2009 in General Physics feature
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Great Tit Turns Out to be a Killer

( -- The Great Tit is an aggressive songbird found in Britain, continental Europe, parts of Northern Africa, and much of Asia. It is believed to survive mostly on seeds, nuts, fruit, insects, beetles, and spiders, ...

dateSep 10, 2009 in Plants & Animals weblog
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No Mistaking this Bug with New Insect ID Technique

( -- Misidentifying boll weevils caught in pheromone traps could be easier to avoid, thanks to a new DNA fingerprinting method devised by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators.

dateSep 10, 2009 in Ecology
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New thread in fabric of insect silks

( -- The aptly named silk worms long appeared to have the monopoly on insect silk production, but now scientists are revealing that the world of insect silks is highly complex.

dateSep 10, 2009 in Biotechnology
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