Archive: 21/06/2013

Carbon buried deep in ancient soils

( —The unearthing of significant carbon stores in deep soils by scientists from the UK and Australia has substantial implications for climate change activities globally.

dateJun 21, 2013 in Environment
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Internet traffic rise needs infrastructure upgrade

Australian internet traffic will increase by more than five times to hit one exabyte (one billion gigabytes) of data a month by 2016, a University of Adelaide mathematician and internet researcher has predicted.

dateJun 21, 2013 in Telecom
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Creating life-saving drugs from deadly venom

When faced with a scorpion, poisonous snake, jellyfish or tarantula, most people would beat a hasty retreat. For a team of scientists investigating the therapeutic potential of their venom, these are however very treasured ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Pact curbs seismic surveys in Gulf of Mexico

Oil and gas companies working in the Gulf of Mexico have agreed not to use seismic surveys for the next 30 months in three areas considered critical to whales and along the coast during the calving season for bottlenose dolphins.

dateJun 21, 2013 in Ecology
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Airborne gut action primes wild chili pepper seeds

Scientists have long known that seeds gobbled by birds and dispersed across the landscape tend to fare better than those that fall near parent plants where seed-hungry predators and pathogens are more concentrated.

dateJun 21, 2013 in Ecology
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