Archive: 31/08/2016

Herbicides can't stop invasive plants. Can bugs?

Over the past 35 years, state and federal agencies have spent millions of dollars and dumped untold quantities of herbicides into waterways trying to control the invasive water chestnut plant, but the intruder just keeps ...

dateAug 31, 2016 in Ecology
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Seabirds fall victim to junk food diet

A University of Queensland study has found widespread ingestion of debris by Australian marine and coastal birds – including among vulnerable and threatened species.

dateAug 31, 2016 in Ecology
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Image: Space recovery USB

All computer enthusiasts have a recovery disk available in case their computer stops working – and it's no different for a liquids experiment on the International Space Station.

dateAug 31, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Going sustainable to rejuvenate the suburbs

Peripheral areas often face poverty, crime, waste, pollution and decay. A new trend, however, considers suburbs the best places to develop green initiatives and energy efficiency interventions. Many peripheral areas are becoming ...

dateAug 31, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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Galaxy cluster discovered at record-breaking distance

A new record for the most distant galaxy cluster has been set using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes. This galaxy cluster may have been caught right after birth, a brief, but important stage of evolution ...

dateAug 31, 2016 in Astronomy
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