Archive: 09/28/2009

Help students think like soil scientists

Emphasizing cross-disciplinary concepts in teaching soil science courses, such as mass-volume relationships, can help undergraduates learn real-world, problem-solving skills that are crucial to their success in soil science ...

Sep 28, 2009
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The trilogy is complete -- GigaGalaxy Zoom Phase 3

The newly released image extends across a field of view of more than one and a half square degree — an area eight times larger than that of the full Moon — and was obtained with the Wide Field Imager attached ...

Sep 28, 2009
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Apple App Store downloads hit two billion mark

Apple announced Monday that more than two billion applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch have been downloaded from its App Store, just five months after hitting the one-billion download mark.

Sep 28, 2009
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Canker disease in eucalyptus in the Basque Country

The first experiences with exotic species in the Basque Country, and alternative to Pinus radiata, were undertaken in 1957, concretely in Laukiz, Lezama and Alonsotegui (Muro, 1975) where the eucalyptus, amongst other forest ...

Sep 28, 2009
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Apology for human rights abuses has precedent in US

A growing global movement to apologize and make restitution to victims of human rights abuses is now gathering steam in the United States, but it won't be a first for the country, says the president of The Western History ...

Sep 28, 2009
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More than half million kids get bad drug reactions

(AP) -- More than half a million U.S. children yearly have bad reactions or side effects from widely used medicines that require medical treatment and sometimes hospitalization, new research shows.

Sep 28, 2009
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