Archive: 21/12/2009

Why don't robins get fat?

( -- New research by the School of Biosciences is shedding light on the reasons why the European robin doesn’t get fat -even though they are feeding for much longer.

dateDec 21, 2009 in Ecology
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The past matters to plants

( -- It's commonly known that plants interact with each other on an everyday basis: they shade each other out or take up nutrients from the soil before neighboring plants can get them. Now, researchers at the ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Banks and bailouts: Playing politics?

( -- Banks with strong political connections were more likely to receive bailout money from the government—and more of it—in the past year than those with weaker ties, say University of Michigan researchers.

dateDec 21, 2009 in Economics & Business
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Ski Runs Are Not Created Equal

( -- Building a new ski run by bulldozing a mountainside rather than only cutting its shrubs and trees is far more damaging ecologically, yet might offer only a week's earlier start to the downhill season, says ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Environment
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