Archive: 6/09/2011

Digital cameras open new view of America's West

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) aerial photography survey of 38,000 wildfire-burned acres in Idaho provided what is believed to be the first evidence that the invasive leafy spurge weed is displacing seedlings of ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Ecology
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Ultrafast substorm auroras explained (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- From time to time, sudden releases of energy in Earth's magnetosphere lead to major disturbances that result in bright auroral displays over the planet's polar regions. These auroras are caused by a phenomenon ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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Recycling fat might help worms live longer

Aging is generally accepted as a universal fact of life, but how do humans and other organisms age at the molecular level? At Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), a team led by Malene Hansen, Ph.D., ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Songs about sex—how they affect kids

Do sexualized lyrics in popular music have an impact on the sexual behavior and attitudes of adolescents? Researchers Cougar Hall, Joshua H. West, and Shane Hill from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, take a look at ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Poor outlook for water quality in Germany

The good chemical and ecological status of water bodies as defined by the EU Water Framework Directive is unlikely to be attained in Germany by 2015. This is the conclusion of a study in which data from the four largest rivers ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Environment
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