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Research finds that lizards are fast learners

(—An Australian lizard, the Eastern Water Skink, has dispelled a long held myth that reptiles are slow learners. Researchers studying the lizard have found they do have the ability for rapid and flexible learning, ...

dateOct 17, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Fighting bacteria with a new genre of antibodies

In an advance toward coping with bacteria that shrug off existing antibiotics and sterilization methods, scientists are reporting development of a new family of selective antimicrobial agents that do not rely on traditional ...

dateApr 24, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Loess landscapes could be major source of dust

Dust, which affects weather and climate and can be hazardous to health, can be generated when sand or silt grains are either dislodged from the surface by other windblown grains (saltation) or lifted by wind directly (direct ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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International Space Station salutes the Sun

(—This weekend the International Space Station will turn itself to position ESA's SOLAR instrument for a better view of the Sun. It will be the first time the Station has changed attitude for scientific reasons ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Coccoliths thrive despite ocean acidification

Ocean acidification is damaging some marine species while others thrive, say scientists. An international team studied the effect of ocean acidification on plankton in the North Sea over the past forty years, to see what ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Ecology
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