Archive: 12/12/2011

The case of the dying aspens

Over the past 10 years, the death of forest trees due to drought and increased temperatures has been documented on all continents except Antarctica. This can in turn drive global warming by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide ...

Dec 12, 2011
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Study debunks myths about gender and math performance

A major study of recent international data on school mathematics performance casts doubt on some common assumptions about gender and math achievement — in particular, the idea that girls and women have less ability due ...

Dec 12, 2011
4.8 / 5 (5) 10 | with audio podcast

Accelerating adoption of agricultural technology

Research shows that it takes about eight years from the time public research funds are invested in technology development to the time the technology is first implemented. In the agricultural sector it can ...

Dec 12, 2011
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A whole new meaning for thinking on your feet

Smithsonian researchers report that the brains of tiny spiders are so large that they fill their body cavities and overflow into their legs. As part of ongoing research to understand how miniaturization affects ...

Dec 12, 2011
4.9 / 5 (9) 3 | with audio podcast

Online tool helps predict college costs

Choosing a college is one of the most important financial decisions that a teenager - and his or her parents - will ever make. But families that are going through the college-application process have usually had little in ...

Dec 12, 2011
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A rosy future for Pakistan's cut flower industry

Roses are one of the leading cut flowers in the global floriculture trade. In the last few years, cut flower consumption and the market for high-quality flowers has increased in Pakistan as a result of the ...

Dec 12, 2011
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