DirecTV sued over ads on Charter's bankruptcy case

(AP) -- Charter Communications Inc. is suing DirecTV Group Inc. over advertisements that try to persuade subscribers to switch TV service by touting Charter's bankruptcy filing.

QuikScat Sees Santa Barbara 'Quick Dry'

Hot weather just before the Santa Barbara, Calif., wildfire quickly dried up soil moisture from rain one day prior, contributing to the fire danger.

Climate change driving Michigan mammals north

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some Michigan mammal species are rapidly expanding their ranges northward, apparently in response to climate change, a new study shows. In the process, these historically southern species are replacing their ...

Predators ignore peculiar prey

Rare traits persist in a population because predators detect common forms of prey more easily. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Ecology found that birds will target salamanders that look like the majority ...

NMR on a microscale

(PhysOrg.com) -- The technique well known from its use in MRI scanning - actually based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) - can now also be applied to extremely small samples thanks to an ingenious combination of a compact ...

Life in the universe? Almost certainly. Intelligence? Maybe not

(PhysOrg.com) -- We are likely not alone in the universe, though it may feel like it, since life on other planets is probably dominated by microbes or other nonspeaking creatures, according to scientists who gave their take ...

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