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Science News Archive - November 13, 2009

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The bane of every good housekeeper’s existence is that relentless, untiring foe known as dust.

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Breeding program offers new opportunities to understand a little-studied species, and introduce the public to these fascinating creatures.

Graduate student Maggie Serrato on her experiences leaving the familiar to explore the unfamiliar: summer research in South Korea.

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Coral reefs support some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, yet they thrive in a marine desert. So how do reefs sustain their thriving populations?

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The penalty of the global climate change has hit Norway’s reindeer populace as warming temperatures harm food stocks and industry expansion gobbles up grazing land for the creatures.

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A new UN report claims that by investing billions into saving biodiversity and ecosystems, groups could stand to earn trillions.

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Bolivia's Chacaltaya range has succumbed to the precipitous melting of glaciers.

Scientists and curiosity seekers who want to know what a partially or completely cloaked object would look like in real life can now get their wish -- virtually.

A study by scientists from the University of Valencia sheds new light on how the cockroach organism works.

Removing the PKCI/HINT1 gene from mice has an anti-depressant-like and anxiolytic-like effect.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.