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Science News Archive - March 05, 2008

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In an effort to save endangered tigers, India announced on Friday that it intends to spend $13 million to "raise, arm and deploy" a Tiger Protection Force. Meanwhile, in Bangladesh, Wildlife photographer Sirajul Hossein is blaming the sedative used on by the Sundarbans Tiger Project as the reason for two recent tiger deaths.

The recent spotting of a rare species of frog breeding in New Zealand may lead to a better future for the endangered amphibian.

Trees and fungi have constructed a close relationship with the passing of the ages. Fungi like to grow between the roots of trees and the arrangement is beneficial to both partners.

NEW ORLEANS, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael L. Myrick, chief scientist of spectroscopy innovator Ometric Corporation, will chair a session at Pittcon Conference and Expo 2008 in New Orleans, the world's largest and most comprehensive conference and exposition for laboratory science.

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It’s happened to all of us: While sitting at the conference table or at dinner party, a friend or colleague unleashes a questionable remark that could offend at least one person amongst the group.

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Spring in the Rockies begins when the snowpack melts. But with the advent of global climate change, the snow is gone sooner. Research conducted on the region’s wildflowers shows some plants are blooming less because of it.

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Researchers have announced the discovery of Notothenia coriiceps, an Antarctic fish that hibernates during the winter to conserve energy.

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A study led by Brown University biologist Casey Dunn uses new genomics tools to answer old questions about animal evolution. The study is the most comprehensive animal phylogenomic research project to date.

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Most of us experience ‘gut feelings’ we can’t explain, such as the snap judgements we make on meeting new people. Now researchers say these feelings – or intuitions – are real and we should take our hunches seriously.

Subconscious mental connection between blacks, apes may reinforce subtle discrimination

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