Archive: 12/21/2006

Africa's least-known carnivore in Tanzania

[B]Mongoose is one more rare find in the mountains of Southern Tanzania[/B] The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that a camera-trap study in the mountains of Southern Tanzania has now rec ...

Dec 21, 2006 3 / 5 (3) 0

Shotgun sequencing finds nanoorganisms

For 11 years, Jill Banfield at the University of California, Berkeley, has collected and studied the microbes that slime the floors of mines and convert iron to acid, a common source of stream pollution around ...

Dec 21, 2006 4.6 / 5 (14) 0

Squirrels place winning bet in unpredictable world

In an evolutionary game of tug-of-war, red squirrels have gained the upper hand over the cunning spruce trees, says new University of Alberta research that suggests the clever animals are staying one step ahead ...

Dec 21, 2006 4.7 / 5 (12) 0

To catch an intermediate

A new technique for capturing the short-lived but critical "intermediate" compounds that help carry chemical reactions which take place in aqueous solution from their starting point to the final product has been developed ...

Dec 21, 2006 4.4 / 5 (8) 0