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Science News Archive - November 05, 2009

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Male Fiddler Crabs will quite happily protect a female neighbor, but do so partly in exchange for sex, according to a new study from The Australian National University.

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International scientists, researchers and decision makers met at the ‘Space and the Arctic workshop’ to identify the needs and challenges of working and living in the rapidly changing Arctic and to explore how space-based services can help to meet those needs.

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Poinsettias can be a lucrative crop for ornamental plant growers, particularly during the Christmas season.

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Scientists in Washington, DC are reporting laboratory evidence supporting the possibility that some of Earth's oil and natural gas may have formed in a way much different than the traditional process described in science textbooks.

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Scientists observe the emergence of a new adaptation strategy to rapidly changing environmental conditions.

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Air quality in homes, offices, and other indoor spaces is becoming a major health concern, particularly in developed countries where people often spend more than 90% of their time indoors.

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Conserving water and reducing the environmental impact of runoff are two of the most important issues confronting container nursery operations.

In remarks at the Forum for the Future in Marrakech yesterday, Secretary Clinton announced new initiatives to bolster science and technology collaboration with Muslim communities around the world.

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Archaeologists at Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of Natural History have discovered unprecedented evidence that helps map Hernando de Soto's journey through the Southeast in 1540.

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Community-based education and awareness programs minimized the death toll from the recent Samoan tsunami, though there are still ways to improve the warning and evacuation process, according to a team of researchers that traveled to Samoa last month.

Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'