Archive: 04/05/2011

Natural protection against radiation

In the midst of ongoing concerns about radiation exposure from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, scientists are reporting that a substance similar to resveratrol — an antioxidant found in red wine, grapes and ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Researchers develop stink bug monitoring tool

(PhysOrg.com) -- As crop growers and homeowners brace for another year of infestations by the brown marmorated stink bug, Penn State researchers have released a Web-based tool that they hope will help enhance their understanding ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Ecology
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Toxic toll of rat poison on birds revealed

Rats might not be everyone's cup of tea, but you might want to think twice about reaching for the rat poison next time you come across one. While rat poison is brilliant at killing rats, it also spells danger for a whole ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Binary white dwarf stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- When a star like our sun gets to be very old, after another seven billion years or so, it will no longer be able to sustain burning its nuclear fuel.

dateMay 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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Q&A with Michael Craig on cirrus clouds

The Mid-latitude Airborne Cirrus Properties Experiment (MACPEX) is a NASA field campaign that is investigating cirrus cloud properties and the processes that affect their impact on solar radiation. The campaign is using project ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Space Exploration
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