Archive: 11/06/2010

Conker trees facing peril from alien invaders

(PhysOrg.com) -- Conkers, a favourite playground game in British schools, could soon be just a fond memory if a serious threat to horse chestnut trees continues to spread. Now academics from the Universities of Hull and Bristol ...

dateJun 11, 2010 in Ecology
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Environmental damage looms in Nigerian lead crisis

(AP) -- As masked Nigerian environmental experts examined a communal well in a village where more than 60 children were killed by lead poisoning, barefoot kids streaked with dust sat on the contaminated ground, running their ...

dateJun 11, 2010 in Environment
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Zooming in on an infant solar system

A team led by University of Arizona astronomer Joshua Eisner has observed in unprecedented detail the processes giving rise to stars and planets in nascent solar systems.

dateJun 11, 2010 in Astronomy
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