Science News Archive - November 24, 2009
Applied mathematicians dissected the morphology of the plantain lily (Hosta lancifolia), a characteristic long leaf with a saddle-like arc midsection and closely packed ripples along the edges.
A new study says that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo are becoming increasingly threatened by growing humans activity in the region.
Algae provide a much richer diet for fish and other aquatic life, according to research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Insects exposed to subzero temperatures can adapt to the extreme climate to survive freezing temperatures, but until now, antifreeze molecules had not been isolated from freeze-tolerant animals.
Rocket science is opening new doors to understanding how sounds associated with Navy sonar might affect the hearing of a marine mammal â€“ or if they hear it at all.
Americans are gobbling up the Earthâ€™s resources at a distressing speed, a study released on Tuesday said.
Officials at a panda research center in northwest Chinaâ€™s Shaanxi Province have closed the facility to visitors as a precautionary measure intended to protect the animals from being infected by the H1N1 swine flu.
The worldâ€™s oceans are absorbing less carbon dioxide (CO2), a Yale geophysicist has found after pooling data taken over the past 50 years.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a report revealing that the last remaining population of Siberian tigers has likely declined significantly due to the rising tide of poaching and habitat loss.
The airline KLM claims it has achieved the world's first passenger flight using biofuel, as its Boeing 747 -- with one of four engines powered by a 50-percent biokerosene mix -- circled the Netherlands for an hour on Monday.
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