Archive: 11/10/2008

Study Suggests Cost-Effective Way to Capture Storm Runoff

Researchers at UC Riverside have proposed a cost-effective alternative to capture stormwater runoff that could help communities suffering water shortages and reduce the amount of pollution flowing into ecologically sensitive ...

Nov 10, 2008
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The Sun Shows Signs of Life

After two-plus years of few sunspots, even fewer solar flares, and a generally eerie calm, the sun is finally showing signs of life. "I think solar minimum is behind us," says sunspot forecaster David Hathaway ...

Nov 10, 2008
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Rabies 'barrier' to save rare wolf

( -- A team of Oxford University and Ethiopian conservationists are battling to save the world’s rarest wolf from a rabies outbreak by creating a ‘barrier’ of vaccinated wolf packs.

Nov 10, 2008
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Females compensate for unattractive partners

( -- Attractive males promise quality offspring. Most female birds therefore invest a lot of energy in their attempts to breed with attractive partners. Not so the female zebra finch. If they have ...

Nov 10, 2008
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Chandrayaan-1 now in lunar orbit

( -- Chandrayaan-1, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) lunar orbiter, was captured into orbit around the Moon on 8 November. One day later, the spacecraft performed a manoeuvre that ...

Nov 10, 2008
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Pollinator decline not reducing crop yields just yet

( -- The well-documented worldwide decline in the number of bees and other pollinators is not, at this stage, limiting global crop yields, according to the results of an international study published ...

Nov 10, 2008
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Forced evolution: Can we mutate viruses to death?

It sounds like a science fiction movie: A killer contagion threatens the Earth, but scientists save the day with a designer drug that forces the virus to mutate itself out of existence. The killer disease? Still a fiction. ...

Nov 10, 2008
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