Archive: 07/24/2013

US advances plan to kill barred owls in Northwest

(AP)—Federal wildlife officials plan to dispatch armed bird specialists into forests of the Pacific Northwest starting this fall to shoot one species of owl to protect another that is threatened with extinction.

Jul 24, 2013
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Dell buyout offer boosted; vote postponed

Dell founder Michael Dell and his investor allies modestly boosted their buyout offer for the struggling computer giant Wednesday, but only if the board agrees to change the vote requirements.

Jul 24, 2013
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New test bed probes the origin of pulses at LCLS

It all comes down to one tiny spot on a diamond-cut, highly pure copper plate. That's where every X-ray laser pulse at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source gets its start. That tiny spot must be close to perfect or it can impair ...

Jul 24, 2013
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Hare-raising therapy helps bunny stay mobile

At NC State, underwater treadmills aren't just for humans undergoing physical therapy. They're also proving useful for treating hares – as in rabbits – suffering from degenerative illnesses.

Jul 24, 2013
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Plastic for dinner? Big fish eat more than you expect

Large, predatory fishes from the offshore waters around Hawai'i have been ingesting a surprisingly large amount of plastic and other marine debris, according to new research by scientists at the University ...

Jul 24, 2013
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