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December 2, 2015

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December 2, 2015

New Map Boosts Understanding of Complex UN Climate Regime

Dec. 1, 2015 — Researchers have helped create a comprehensive and interactive map of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ... read more

Irrigation Method Saves 50 Percent of Water Needed for Potato Growth

Dec. 1, 2015 — An irrigation method uses 50 percent less water than traditional systems to grow potatoes – an important finding for the $131 million-a-year Florida ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Falling oxygen levels caused by global warming could be a greater threat to the survival of life on planet Earth than flooding, according to new ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Alginate forms a kind of supporting skeleton in the cell walls of certain kinds of algae. Scientists use the gel-like mass from Chilean seaweed as the substrate for stem cells. They can flexibly ... read more

Dead-Easy Test to Tackle Parasites

Nov. 30, 2015 — Science has a new weapon in the global war against parasitic worms that kill hundreds of thousands or people annually: xWORM. While testing various drugs, parasitologists spend interminable hours ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — The effectiveness of permethrin, an important mosquito-fighting insecticide, may be impaired by global warming, according to a recent study. People involved in mosquito-control efforts should take ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Results of a 15-year study of factors affecting populations of Eastern brook trout with climate change show high summer air temperatures have a large influence, in particular on the smallest fry and ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Researchers have found that many species of tarantulas have independently evolved the ability to grow blue hair using nanostructures in their exoskeletons, rather than pigments. The study is the ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — The levels of black carbon in Arctic rivers has been determined by researchers who found that the input of black carbon to the Arctic Ocean is likely to increase with global ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Red, ripe tomatoes were dipped in 50 degree C hot water for 5 minutes or exposed to 5 degree C for 4 days to simulate consumer handling in food service or home kitchens. The results indicated that a ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over more than a million years, and discovered that erosion caused by glaciation ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Farmers who used pesticides that spared bees but sacrificed killed other insects might be ignoring important sources of crop pollination, according to an Australian-led international scientific ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Researchers are tapping information found in the cells of all life on Earth, and using it to trace life's ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Around 390 million years ago, the first vertebrate animals moved from water onto land, necessitating changes in their musculoskeletal systems to permit a terrestrial life. Forelimbs and hind limbs of ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — A rare fossil from eastern North America of a dog-sized horned dinosaur has been identified by a scientist. The fossil provides evidence of an east-west divide in North American dinosaur ... read more

Very Large Volcanic Eruptions Could Lead to Ice Sheet Instability

Nov. 30, 2015 — Massive volcanic eruptions could cause localized warming that might destabilize some of the world's biggest ice sheets, according to new ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — The DNA of red clover has been sequenced and assembled to help breeders improve the beneficial traits of this important forage crop. Red clover's chief benefits (alongside soil improvement) is ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Population growth rates of the microbes that live inside mammalian gastrointestinal tracts can now be accurately measured, according to a new method reported by a team of scientists for the first ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — A camera so advanced that it can photograph and film methane in the air around us is now presented by a team of researchers. It can be an important part of the efforts to measure and monitor ... read more

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