Invasive Species Alter Habitat to Their Benefit

When scientists study habitats that alien species have invaded, they usually find predictable patterns. The diversity of native species declines, and changes occur in natural processes such as nutrient cycling, wildfire frequency ...

Famed physicist James Van Allen dead at 91

Renowned physicist James Van Allen, who helped launch the United States into the space age and for whom the Van Allen radiation belts are named, has died. He was 91.

Los Angeles beaches closed after spill

Los Angeles County health officials ordered the closing of several Santa Monica Bay beaches after Ballona Creek was contaminated by 20,000 gallons of sewage.

New Discovery in Fluorine Chemistry Poised to End PFOA Woes

Manufacturers of stain-repellents, non-stick cookware and other fluoropolymer-based materials will soon have an alternative to using controversial PFOA when developing such supplies. Fluorine chemist and Trinity Western University ...

Climate Change Threatens Pollination Timing

In addition to the more obvious effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and increasing storm activity, there is the potential to dramatically alter ecological communities. Dr. David Inouye, director of University ...

How angry customers get revenge (and create civic protest)

In the first study to explore how consumers attempt to gain revenge against corporations that have wronged them, researchers from Arizona State University find strong parallels between consumer complaint Web sites and other ...

An oblique look on the north lunar far west

This image, taken by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft, provides an 'oblique' view of the lunar surface towards the limb, around the Mezentsev, Niepce and Merrill craters, on ...

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