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Science News Archive - January 14, 2010

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Tens of thousands are feared dead after a catastrophic magnitude 7 earthquake rocked Haiti on Tuesday afternoon.

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Scientists believe they have the answer to why the Chinese Shar-pei dog breed has a wrinkled appearance.

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University of Washington researchers and global engineering firm CH2M Hill today unveiled Greenroads, a rating system for sustainable road design and construction.

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Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered for the first time the breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler—dubbed in 2007 as "the world's least known bird species"—in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan.

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Soybean, one of the most important global sources of protein and oil, is now the first legume species with a published complete draft genome sequence.

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Scientists investigating the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs have gone the extra mile for their research – all the way to the Arctic.

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Specific leaf area, or SLA, plays a prominent role in ecological theories that attempt to provide explanations for plant and ecosystem function.

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Climate scientists offer revised view of what influences water source for billions of people.

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Contrary to a widely held scientific theory that the mammalian Y chromosome is slowly decaying or stagnating, new evidence suggests that in fact the Y is actually evolving quite rapidly through continuous, wholesale renovation.

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Understanding local human cultures is key to preserving gorillas, elephants and other wildlife in African parks and reserves, according to new research from Purdue University.