Archive: 13/09/2011

Space mission tells of Antarctic melt

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers from The Australian National University has been selected from a competitive field to participate in NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Science Team.

dateSep 13, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Why are orchids so successful?

In terms of diversity, orchids are one of the most successful groups of flowering plants, with over 22,000 species. Both pollinating animals and mycorrhizal fungi are believed to have been important in the diversification ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Salmon can sniff out predators

Salmon know when their most common predator is around, because they can tell that it's eaten salmon before, new research shows. Young fish can do this too, even if they've never encountered that particular predator before.

dateSep 13, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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