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Colony Collapse Disorder May Also Be Due To Sunspots

Colony Collapse Disorder May Also Be Due To Sunspots

Colony Collapse Disorder emerged in 2006 when beekeepers and scientists noticed that significantly large numbers of adult honey bees were leaving their hives, never to return. This mass exodus has...

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Greenland Ice Sheet Less Stable Than Believed

Prevailing models from the melting of the Greenland ice sheet have made the calculation that the ice sheet sits atop hard bedrock. A new study from a team of British and American scientists has thrown out that assumption, however.

Causes Of California Drought Linked To Human-caused Climate

The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused climate change, Stanford scientists say.

NASA Ocean Data Shows Climate Dance Of Plankton

The greens and blues of the ocean color from NASA satellite data have provided new insights into how climate and ecosystem processes affect the growth cycles of phytoplankton — microscopic aquatic plants important for fish populations and Earth’s carbon cycle.

Hand Size Appears To Stay Constant Providing Natural Ruler

People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it’s magnified, lending support to the idea that we use our hand as a constant perceptual “ruler” to measure the world around us.

Evolutionary Arms Race Within The Human Genome

New research from the University of California, Santa Cruz has revealed that two sets of primate genes have been battling it out over the millennia and this conflict has driven the complexity of primate genomes.

Signs Of Activity Surface At Mount St Helens As 10th

Ten years ago Wednesday, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted after being quiet for nearly two decades, and now US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are concerned that the volcano could mark the occasion by becoming active once again.

Central California Rocked By Swarm Of More Than 600

In what is being called one of the worst spells of seismic activity in a decade, residents of the Mammoth Lakes region of central California experienced more than 600 earthquakes in the span of 24 hours late last week.

Climate Change Appears A Mixed Bag For A Common Frog

Scientists have found amphibians worldwide are breeding earlier due to climate change, but how that affects species is just now being answered.

Tooth Buried In Bone Shows Prehistoric Predators Tangled

About 210 million years ago when the supercontinent of Pangea was starting to break up and dog-sized dinosaurs were hiding from nearly everything, entirely different kinds of reptiles called phytosaurs and rauisuchids were at the top of the food chain.

New Poison Dart Frog Species Discovered In Donoso Panama

A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call was discovered in Donoso, Panama

Preference For Built-Up Habitats Could Explain Rapid Spread

The strikingly rapid spread of the Tree Bumblebee in Britain could be occurring because the bees readily live alongside humans in towns and villages – according to research from the University of East Anglia.

Gauntlet Of Obstacles Facing Migrating Pronghorn In Greater

Five-year study identifies dense natural gas field developments, highways, and fencing as threats to one of North America's last great long-distance mammal migrations.

Morphed Images Of Hollywood Celebrities Reveal How Neurons

Study reveals individual neurons in the human brain are triggered by the subject's conscious perception, rather than by the visual stimulus.

Suomi NPP Satellite Data Used for Mitigating Aviation

A joint NOAA/NASA satellite is one of several satellites providing valuable information to aviators about volcanic hazards.

On the Road To Artificial Photosynthesis

The excessive atmospheric carbon dioxide that is driving global climate change could be harnessed into a renewable energy technology that would be a win for both the environment and the economy

Cheap Hydrogen Fuel From The Sun  Without Rare Metals

At the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at EPFL, where scientists invented dye solar cells that mimic photosynthesis in plants, they have also developed methods for generating fuels such as hydrogen through solar water splitting.

Brazilian Zoologists Discovered First Obligate Cave-dwelling

Typical cave-dwelling organisms, unpigmented and eyeless, were discovered in a karst area located in northeastern Brazil. The organisms were assigned to a new genus and species of freshwater flatworm and may constitute an oceanic relict.

Stephen Hawking Says There Is No God Confirms Hes An Atheist

In the latest salvo from science, prominent astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has announced that he is an atheist, claiming that science’s explanation of the origins of the universe are more convincing. Moreover, he says that scientific fact and religious miracles are incompatible.

The Possibility Of An Evolutionary Timeline Shift

For those involved in and interested in the history of life and its evolution - including the inception of multicellular eukaryotes (organism with cells) - Virginia Tech released some very exciting news recently.

No Single Missing Link Found In Dinosaur-To-Bird Evolution

The early stages of the process through which birds evolved from dinosaurs was slow and gradual, and there was no single “missing link” separating the two different types of creatures, according to research published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Current Biology.


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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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