Archive: 05/3/2011

Biological diversity: Exploiters and exploited

From the crops we farm to the insects which blight them mankind has always had a complex relationship with nature, commanding some species while falling victim to others. In Biological Diversity: Exploiters and Exploited Paul H ...

May 03, 2011 4 / 5 (1) 0

Curtains that 'quench' noise

Swiss researchers at Empa, in cooperation with textile designer Annette Douglas and silk weavers Weisbrod-Zürrer AG, have developed lightweight, translucent curtain materials, which are excellent at absorbing ...

May 03, 2011 5 / 5 (9) 0

Market lighting affects nutrients

Many people reach toward the back of the fresh-produce shelf to find the freshest salad greens with the latest expiration dates. But a study led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists may prompt consumers to ...

May 03, 2011 not rated yet 0

Bin Laden story shows changing media nature

(AP) -- A soldier in Afghanistan learned about the death of Osama bin Laden on Facebook. A TV producer in South Carolina got a tip from comedian Kathy Griffin on Twitter. A blues musician in Denver received ...

May 03, 2011 not rated yet 7

Sponge competition may damage corals

Sponges are a group of common and diverse aquatic creatures, very abundant in coral reefs where they are an important part of the ecosystem. But new research has found that if the balance is disturbed, sponges ...

May 03, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast