Science News Archive - March 27, 2008
U.S. Forest Service scientists with the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry have completed a study on ways to make high-value koa trees grow faster, while increasing biodiversity, carbon sequestration, scenic beauty, and recreation opportunities in native Hawaiian forests.
During ongoing investigations by an Oregon State University graduate student, the Forest Service, and California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), two additional wolverine photographs were captured this past week. A variety of hair, track and scat samples were also sent for analysis to determine if these were from a wolverine. After the initial photograph of a wolverine was taken by a remote camera on Feb. 28, 2008, in the Tahoe National Forest, researchers, biologists and volunteers intensified the search for more detections in the same general area, north of Truckee, Calif.
How did nature make the squidâ€™s beak super hard and sharp â€“â€“ allowing it, without harm to its soft body â€“â€“ to capture its prey? The question has captivated those interested in creating new materials that mimic biological materials.
Scientists explore huge volume of molten rock now frozen into the crust under the oceanâ€™s floor
The creatureâ€™s â€˜pulling techniquesâ€™ will be revealed in the April edition of the Royal Entomological Societyâ€™s Ecological Entomology journal.
The more you know the less you care â€“ at least that seems to be the case with global warming. A telephone survey of 1,093 Americans by two Texas A&M University political scientists and a former colleague indicates that trend.
Half a century after most of Costa Rica's rainforests were cut down, researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute took on a project that many thought was impossible - restoring a tropical rainforest ecosystem.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.