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Global change puts plankton under threat

Changes in the ocean’s chemistry, as a result of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, threaten marine plankton to a greater extent than previously thought, according to new research.

dateMay 04, 2012 in Environment
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A power hungry generation

Few generations have been as dependent on electricity as Gen Y, however new research has found the energy conservation message might not be getting through.

dateMay 04, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Sexual healing? Not likely

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study shows the production of sperm is more biologically taxing than previously thought, and expending energy on it has significant health implications.

dateJan 30, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Don't panic: The animal's guide to hitchhiking

New research suggests that hitch-hiking, once believed to be the exclusive domain of beat poets and wanderers, is in fact an activity that daring members of the animal kingdom engage in. And it may lead to a serious ecological ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Ecology
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Keeping tabs on Skynet

(PhysOrg.com) -- In line with the predictions of science fiction, computers are getting smarter. Now, scientists are on the way to devising a test to ascertain how close Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming ...

dateSep 12, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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A pitcher perfect relationship

(PhysOrg.com) -- It seems counterintuitive, but in rare cases carnivorous plants and herbivorous animals nourish each other in a mutually beneficial relationship.

dateJul 05, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Universe's not-so-missing mass

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Monash student has made a breakthrough in the field of astrophysics, discovering what has until now been described as the Universe's 'missing mass'. Amelia Fraser-McKelvie, working within a team at the ...

dateMay 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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