News tagged with massachusetts

New digs for the spadefoot toad

A plump Eastern spadefoot toad sits placidly in a patch of meadow on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Nearby, researchers Rachel Jania and Bryan Windmiller are house hunting for it, trying to figure out if the meadow might make a ...

dateNov 18, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Groovy turtles' genes to aid in their rescue

The diverse patterns on the diamondback terrapins' intricately grooved shell may be their claim to fame, but a newly published U.S. Geological Survey study of the genetic variation underneath their shell holds one key to ...

dateMay 05, 2014 in Ecology
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Stiff resistance to state technology taxes

As the nation moves from a tangible goods-based economy to a service-based economy, a few states are trying to keep revenues robust by taxing technological services such as software upgrades and cloud computing. But a backlash ...

dateNov 08, 2013 in Business
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