Archive: 09/6/2011

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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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 ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Environment
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Assange blames Guardian for cable dump

The "negligence" of British daily The Guardian led to WikiLeaks releasing its full archive of 250,000 US diplomatic cables, the whistleblowing website's founder Julian Assange said on Tuesday.

dateSep 06, 2011 in Internet
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