Science News Archive - June 20, 2009
Whale hunters in Iceland have brought in their first big catches of the season -- two 35-ton, 65-ft.-long fin whales.
Specific land management practices in agricultural watersheds, such as manure application, can affect carbon losses, according to a study in the Journal of Environmental Quality.
â€œTo thine own self be trueâ€ may take on a new meaningâ€”not with people or animal behavior but with plant behavior.
German botanists working in the rainforests of Ecuador have discovered a plant that â€œpretendsâ€ to be ill. The plant fakes its illness to prevent attacks by mining moths, which would eat the plantsâ€™ otherwise healthy leaves.
International targets set for reducing biodiversity loss may still be achieved with the help of a new online conservation tool.
IFM-GEOMAR-biogeochemists feed Saharan dust to enigmatic fertilizer plankton.
A rare California condor chick has hatched in Baja California on a cliff side, according to the San Diego Zoo.
Researchers trace a problem with a key climate model to its hyrdrology scheme and find a simpler scheme keeps simulations in line with real-world observations.
- A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.