Archive: 11/04/2006

New research reveals deep-sea fish population boom

A new study exploring the vast, dark plains at the bottom of the ocean has produced a rare insight into the animal populations in the deep sea. A team of researchers in the US, led by University of Aberdeen postdoctoral fellow ...

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Scientific research to expand in Wisconsin

A $50-million gift is being used to pioneer scientific collaborations at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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'Dead Zone' kills billions of mussels

A 2001 "dead zone" that formed in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay reportedly killed billions of mussels and destroyed at least one reef.

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Older Children Not Smarter Than Their Younger Sibs, Study Finds

A recent study provides some of the best evidence to date that birth order really doesn't have an effect on intelligence. The findings contradict many studies over the years that had reported that older children are generally ...

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Global warming may bring mass species loss

A study by U.S. and Canadian scientists confirms earlier dire predictions of species loss, concluding global warming could spark mass species extinctions.

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Carphone's broadband plan shakes up sector

The slogan is tantalizing enough. "Free broadband, forever," or so declared Carphone Warehouse, one of Europe's biggest mobile group based in London. For the past few weeks, the company had trumpeted the mantra and indicated ...

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Psychologist Explores Human Perception, Finds 'Wow Factor'

Faces tell the stories in UC Riverside Professor Larry Rosenblum’s ecological listening lab, as volunteer test subjects show that they can “read” unheard speech -- not just from lips, but from the simple movements of ...

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