Archive: 4/07/2011

The new opinion makers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Shorter deadlines and fewer staff are pushing traditional news outlets to publish increasingly superficial stories. Andrew Jaspan, Editor of the new media channel The Conversation, explains how academia is ...

dateJul 04, 2011 in Economics & Business
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Cattle plague's defeat holds valuable lessons

(PhysOrg.com) -- Lessons learned from the recently successful 50-year campaign to rid the world of cattle plague (rinderpest), could assist in controlling other devastating diseases such as foot and mouth disease, according ...

dateJul 04, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Fewer rain storms across southern Australia

(PhysOrg.com) -- Decreasing autumn and winter rainfall over southern Australia has been attributed to a 50-year decrease in the average intensity of storms in the region – a trend which is forecast to continue for another ...

dateJul 04, 2011 in Environment
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Big rips and little rips

One of a number of seemingly implausible features of dark energy is that its density is assumed to be constant over time. So, even though the universe expands over time, dark energy does not become diluted, unlike the rest ...

dateJul 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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