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Science News Archive - November 02, 2009

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Scientists have confirmed that spider webs discovered in Britain are the oldest on record, dating back 140 million years to the Cretaceous period.

Fifty international experts in endangered languages will convene at the University of Utah November 12 to 14 to take the first step in a massive undertaking to catalogue endangered and dying languages and to make the information accessible through a comprehensive online database.

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Moose eat plants; wolves kill moose. What difference does this classic predator-prey interaction make to biodiversity?

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A global collaborative has produced a first draft of the genome of a domesticated pig, an achievement that will lead to insights in agriculture, medicine, conservation and evolution.

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An ancient South American civilization which disappeared around 1,500 years ago helped to cause its own demise by damaging the fragile ecosystem that held it in place, a study has found.

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China opened a new bridge over the Yangtze River on Saturday that will start the swift expansion of the country's "last virgin island.”

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New insights into the biology of the platypus and echidna have been published, providing a collection of unique research data about the world's only monotremes.

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The genome of the cucumber has been sequenced by an international consortium lead by Chinese and US institutions.

One might say plants don't have a leg to stand on, but that may actually give them a leg up on the animal kingdom when it comes to environmental adaptability.

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China’s Beijing Weather Modification Office caused an early snowfall Sunday after seeding rain clouds in order to ease droughts in the region.

Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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