Archive: 20/12/2013

Emerald ash borer may have met its match

Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

dateDec 20, 2013 in Ecology
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Footballers not running for their money

Millions of pounds may be splashed on elite footballers in the English Premier League, but it is those who play in the second and third tier of football who run further on the pitch, new research reveals.

dateDec 20, 2013 in Social Sciences
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The 12 days of Pascal's triangular Christmas

One of the most magical aspects of mathematics is the ability for complex and intricate structures to emerge from the simplest of rules. Few mathematical objects are simpler to create – and few weave such a variety of ...

dateDec 20, 2013 in Mathematics
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Dining habits of breeding terns revealed

Western Australian researchers have used stable isotope ratios from the tail feathers of bridled terns (Onychoprion anaethetus) on Penguin Island to assess how their feeding habits vary during the breeding season.

dateDec 20, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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