Archive: 03/21/2011

USDA funds research on crops and climate change

(AP) -- The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests to help ensure farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Environment
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Report: MIT makes strides with women scientists

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has succeeded in boosting the number of women on its science and engineering faculties and in making the university a friendlier and more supportive place to work in the decade since ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Other
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Huge ocean 'Frisbees' spin off Brazil's coast

As the North Brazil Current (NBC) moves northward along the northeastern coast of Brazil, it draws water from the South Equatorial Current and the freshwater outflow from the Amazon River, providing a source for warm, nutrient-rich ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Rumors about two new Sony laptops abound

(PhysOrg.com) -- Is Sony trying to out Macbook the Macbook? That is the rumor floating around the tech world today. According to a rumor report, first put out by Sony Insider, the company is allegedly working ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Hardware weblog
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With rewards, Zynga hopes to get you (more) hooked

(AP) -- Beware, if you're among the hordes who wonder where the time went after becoming absorbed in online games such as "FarmVille" and "CityVille." Zynga, the hot Internet startup that created those ever-engrossing ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Internet
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One fish, two fish ... reef fish

Marine biologists have solved a conundrum that has stumped them for years – how to count reef fish. It may sound simple, but the task is actually complex and critical in helping to evaluate the state ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Environment
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Scientists lack complete answers on radiation risk

(AP) -- Thyroid cancer for sure. Leukemia, probably. Too much radiation can raise the risk of developing cancer years down the road, scientists agree, and the young are most vulnerable. But just how much or ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Health
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