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How mountain ranges get their shape

(PhysOrg.com) -- Tectonic, climate and the topography of the mountain ranges interact through a complex system of interactions and feedbacks. The nature and strength of these links are examined on the basis of data collection ...

dateFeb 14, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Tough life key to croc immunity

(Phys.org) —The immune systems of crocodiles and alligators have remained relatively unchanged for centuries despite their worldwide distribution, as revealed for the first time by University of Sydney researchers. This ...

dateFeb 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Work with baker's yeast has implications for ecology

A physicist, a mathematician, and an economist walk into a bakery. It sounds like the opening of a witty one-liner, but for Jeff Gore, the Latham Family Career Development Assistant Professor of Physics at MIT, it marks the ...

dateDec 30, 2014 in Ecology
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The limits of phenomenology

What's wrong with the science of science? Do the methods we use to explore new innovations in psychology, drug testing and engineering design really work? A new paper has troubling answers: Big Data isn't big enough to be ...

dateAug 22, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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