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Climate change models may underestimate extinctions

Predictions of the loss of animal and plant diversity around the world are common under models of future climate change. But a new study shows that because these climate models don't account for species competition ...

dateJan 04, 2012 in Ecology
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Divorce is Costly for Women

From supermarket tabloids to the New York Times, the financial costs of divorcing are widely publicized with every celebrity split-up. Now a scholarly study has documented divorce’s significant impact on women’s ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Social Sciences
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How trees withstand a storm

As Hurricane Katia slowly approaches the East Coast, many people are still cleaning up from Hurricane Irene, whose high winds last week caused trees to fall, leaving millions without power.

dateSep 12, 2011 in Ecology
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Preventing school bullying behavior

As sure as school bells begin to ring after Labor Day, so too do news stories appear of students in elementary, middle, and high school being bullied. This fall, some school districts have a new state “cyberbullying” ...

dateSep 01, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Scientist develops sterile variety of invasive plant

Professor Yi Li's Laboratory in the University of Connecticut's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has developed a seedless variety of the popular ornamental shrub Euonymus alatus, also called 'burning bush,' that r ...

dateAug 16, 2011 in Ecology
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Cooling down global warming

(PhysOrg.com) -- Carbon capture has long been identified as a critical technology needed to prevent global warming, but efficient and economical ways to do it have been hard to find.

dateAug 16, 2011 in Materials Science
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Why fireflies blink in synch

For decades, scientists and the public alike have wondered why some fireflies exhibit synchronous flashing, in which large groups produce rhythmic, repeated flashes in unison – sometimes lighting up a ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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