Archive: 26/02/2013

Ship noise makes crabs get crabby

A study published today in Biology Letters found that ship noise affects crab metabolism, with largest crabs faring worst, and found little evidence that crabs acclimatise to noise over time.

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Japan will never stop whaling, minister says

Japan's fisheries minister said Tuesday his country will never stop hunting whales, despite fierce criticism from other nations and violent clashes at sea with militant conservationists.

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Momentum grows for alternative phone system Tizen

The junior league of smartphone operating systems is getting more competitive. Phones from yet another contender—Tizen—will go on sale this year with a view to eventually competing with the industry leaders, Apple's iOS ...

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Software
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Coral comeback: Reef 'seeding' in the Caribbean

Mats of algae and seaweed have shrouded the once thick coral in shallow reefs off Jamaica's north coast. Warm ocean waters have bleached out the coral, and in a cascade of ecological decline, the sea urchins and plant-eating ...

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Environment
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