Archive: 10/19/2009

Decline in Russian tigers renews calls to end all trade

A shocking decline in the Russian Federation's wild tiger population highlights the importance of eliminating trade in and demand for tiger parts, the International Tiger Coalition (ITC) said today. The alliance of 40 organizations ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in Ecology
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A master mechanism for regeneration?

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Biologists long have marveled at the ability of some animals to re-grow lost body parts. Newts, for example, can lose a leg and grow a new one identical to the original. Zebrafish can re-grow fins.

dateOct 19, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Making monster waves

Rogue waves -- giant waves that spring up suddenly and tower over the seas around them—have inspired physicists to look for an analogue in light. These high-intensity pulses can cross large distances without ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in General Physics
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Non-nuclear families function, too

The conventional family has changed over the past decade. According to a new study by the Working Group on Adolescence of the Andalusian Society of Family and Community Medicine, which has been published in ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in Social Sciences
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