Archive: 08/3/2011

Crop breeding could 'slash CO2 levels'

Writing in the journal Annals of Botany, Professor Douglas Kell argues that developing crops that produce roots more deeply in the ground could harvest more carbon from the air, and make crops more drought resistant, while ...

Aug 03, 2011
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Ban turtle eggs trade in Malaysia: WWF

Conservationists Wednesday urged Malaysia to impose a national ban on the trade and consumption of turtle eggs to ensure the survival of the marine creatures.

Aug 03, 2011
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VISTA finds 96 star clusters hidden behind dust

This result comes just one year after the start of the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea programme (VVV) [1], one of the six public surveys on the new telescope. The results will appear in the journal Astronomy & ...

Aug 03, 2011
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Stray-bullet shootings most often harm innocents

In the first nationwide study of stray-bullet shootings, Garen Wintemute, professor of emergency medicine and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center, quantifies ...

Aug 03, 2011
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Clearing the decks

On the deck of an aircraft carrier, where up to 60 aircraft are crammed into 4.5 acres (1.8 hectares), real estate is at a premium. While aircraft directors wave fighter jets out of the landing strip, maintenance ...

Aug 03, 2011
4.2 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast