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Science News Archive - March 25, 2008

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As the U.S. government plans to complete a pedestrian fence to effectively seal off heavily crossed areas of the border between the U.S. and Mexico, environmentalists and biologists like Emil McCain are studying the possibly negative effects imposed on a group of extremely rare jaguars.

By Naitove, Matthew H BELOW Impact modifiers and processing aids for PLA comprise Arkema's new Biostrength family of additives for biopolymers.

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Sure, people are allergic to dogs. But dogs to people? Absolutely. Canine allergic reactions to human dander are skin-related and don't include sneezing.

Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ESPH), a diversified clean technology and water engineering services company announces today that it has completed its testing and evaluating of opportunities in the Barnett Shale formation in Texas.

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A new study published in the March/April 2008 issue of the journal Child Development finds that family wealth might partly explain differences in test scores in school-age children. The study, conducted by researchers at New York University, also found that family wealth is positively associated with parenting behavior, home environment, and children’s self-esteem.

Canadian scientists have identified one of North America's oldest and most complete plesiosaur fossils, and the oldest yet from the Cretaceous Period.

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The giant ocean eddy that cooled Sydney’s shores a year ago has been superseded by another 300 km diameter giant.

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Tribes in Peru are determined to turn the tables on oil companies that have set up operations in their territory.

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Jülich scientists synthesize stable catalyst for water oxidation

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Paleontologists have discovered the fossil of a new dinosaur species in Mexico’s Coahuila desert. The scientists said the plant-eating dinosaur lived 72 million years ago, and had three giant horns it used to fight predators and attract mates.