Archive: 4/10/2010

Allure of pineapple

Alluring dresses from pineapple? Scientists in Malaysia are looking into the potential of another 'cotton' – the pineapple. Jamil Salleh of UiTM, Shah Alam, Malaysia is to asses techniques to extract the long fibres ...

dateOct 04, 2010 in Ecology
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Ancient Colorado river flowed backwards

(PhysOrg.com) -- Geologists have found evidence that some 55 million years ago a river as big as the modern Colorado flowed through Arizona into Utah in the opposite direction from the present-day river. Writing in the October ...

dateOct 04, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Disappearing glaciers enhanced biodiversity

Biodiversity decreases towards the poles almost everywhere in the world, except along the South American Pacific coast. Investigating fossil clams and snails Steffen Kiel and Sven Nielsen at the Christian-Albrechts-Universitat ...

dateOct 04, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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