Archive: 07/31/2012

Dolphins sponge up culture: study

Bottlenose dolphins that have learnt to use sea sponges as hunting tools form cliques with others that do the same -- the first evidence of animal grouping based on mutual interest, a study said Tuesday.

dateJul 31, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Ecosystems reveal radiation secrets

A new study by Tiina Tuovinen, from the University of Eastern Finland, and her colleagues casts doubt over the validity of models used to assess the impact of radiation on human health. Their work is published online in Springer's ...

dateJul 31, 2012 in Environment
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Bats hang out in the burbs

The greatest diversity of small insect-eating microbats in the Sydney region is not in the national parks that ring the city but in its western suburbs, according to a new study.

dateJul 31, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Stone age man had 'feminine side'

Dr. Karina Croucher, who has studied buried remains of people living between 7,500 and 10,000 years ago across the Middle East, says the stereotypical view of how Neolithic men and women lived is wrong.

dateJul 31, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Strange but true: Curiosity's Sky Crane

On August 5th at 10:31 p.m. Pacific Time, NASA will gently deposit their new, 2000-pound Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, wheels-first and ready to roll. Quite a feat – because it will come screaming ...

dateJul 31, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Testimony expected in iPhone, iPad patent trial

(AP) — Opening statements were expected to begin Tuesday to decide the merits of Apple Inc.'s claims that Samsung Electronics Co.'s smartphones and computer tablets are illegal knockoffs of the iPhone ...

dateJul 31, 2012 in Business
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