Archive: 06/21/2010

Unusual rhino beetle behavior discovered

The coconut rhinoceros beetle continues to munch its way through the crowns of coconut trees on the northwest coast of Guam. Rhino hunters are ready to get tough with bio-control measures that will decrease ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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A crack in the case for supersolids

New experiments are casting doubt on previously reported observations of supersolid helium. In a paper appearing in the current issue of Physical Review Letters, John Reppy (Cornell University) presents research suggesting that p ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in General Physics
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Ocean stirring and plankton patchiness

Computer simulations performed by researchers at the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Glasgow show how oceanic stirring and mixing influence the formation and dynamics of plankton patches ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in General Physics
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New drugs to relieve cancer pain

Researchers at the University of Leicester and the University of Ferrara in Italy have collaborated to develop new drugs which have the potential to relieve cancer pain without causing many of the side effects of current ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in Medications
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