News tagged with winter

Warm winters let trees sleep longer

In the temperate zones, vegetation follows the change of the seasons. After a winter pause, plants put out new growth in spring. Research has now brought a new correlation to light: The colder the winter, ...

dateOct 30, 2013 in Environment
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Mars rover Opportunity heads uphill

(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars Exploration Rover has begun climbing "Solander Point," the northern tip of the tallest hill it has encountered in the mission's nearly 10 Earth years on Mars.

dateOct 24, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Nesting habitat key to pheasant numbers

(Phys.org) —With record low pheasant numbers, hunters are looking at a tough season, but South Dakota State University wildlife researchers predict the birds can rebound, with proper management.

dateOct 11, 2013 in Ecology
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Chasing the black holes of the ocean

According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the mysterious black holes of space. These eddies are so tightly ...

dateSep 23, 2013 in Soft Matter
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Lake Erie: Warmest in summer, coldest in winter

When it's 20 below, Dr. Michael Twiss, professor at Clarkson University, has been known to clear the snow and lie down on the thick ice of a frozen lake and stare up at the Northern Lights. But for all his ...

dateSep 17, 2013 in Environment
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