Archive: 03/29/2012

Making a game of research

Tablet computers are being adopted by behavioural scientists at Norway's University of Stavanger (UiS) as a more efficient way of obtaining information from young children.

dateMar 29, 2012 in Software
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Game Review: 'Ninja Gaiden 3' a letdown for fans

(AP) -- If you were playing video games in the 1980s, you probably remember flinging your Nintendo controller across the room after the original "Ninja Gaiden" sliced and diced you into mouth-frothing aggravation.

dateMar 29, 2012 in Software
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Mites form friendly societies

For plant-inhabiting predatory mites, living among familiar neighbors reduces stress. This allows individuals to focus on other tasks and be more productive, in particular while they are foraging. The new study by Markus ...

dateMar 29, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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PCBs levels down in Norwegian polar bears

It's never been easy to be a polar bear. They may have to go months without eating. Their preferred food, seal, requires enormous luck and patience to catch. Add to that the melting of Arctic sea ice due to climate change, ...

dateMar 29, 2012 in Ecology
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Ticks can adapt to the Spain's climatic diversity

Carnivores in the Iberian Peninsula, such as the Iberian lynx, are under an increasingly serious threat: ticks that can adapt to changing climatic conditions and that can even survive in extremely arid environments. ...

dateMar 29, 2012 in Ecology
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'Tidal Venuses' may have been wrung out to dry

Earth-sized exoplanets within a distant star’s habitable zone could still be very much uninhabitable, depending on potential tidal stresses — either past or present — that could have "squeezed ...

dateMar 29, 2012 in Astronomy
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