News tagged with ponds

Study shows embryos can learn

Pond snails are able to sense chemicals released by their predators whilst they are still embryos in the egg and alter their behaviour accordingly, according to new research.

dateDec 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Lethal parasite evolved from pond scum

A genomic investigation by University of British Columbia researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually originated from pond scum, but has completely shed its ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Image: Qarhan Salt Lake

This false-colour composite image from the Kompsat-2 satellite shows part of the Qarhan Salt Lake on the Tibetan Plateau in China.

dateNov 22, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Global warming in the Canadian Arctic

Ph.D. student Karita Negandhi and professor Isabelle Laurion from INRS'Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre, in collaboration with other Canadian, U.S., and French researchers, have been studying methane emissions produced ...

dateNov 18, 2013 in Environment
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Old concrete can protect nature

Usually we think of demolished concrete walls and floors as environmental contaminants, but in fact this material may turn out to be a valuable resource in nature protection work. This is the conclusion from ...

dateAug 22, 2013 in Environment
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