Science News Archive - January 08, 2010
A worldwide vaccination campaign has finally succeeded in ridding the globe of a disease that has been plaguing cattle for millennia, the world's paramount veterinary agency announced on Thursday.
The latest satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellites have provided forecasters with signs in clouds and rainfall that Edzani is strengthening in the Southern Indian Ocean.
UC researcher finds that when it comes to hooking up with the opposite sex, genital complexities do matter.
A bacterial species that depends on cooperation to survive is discriminating when it comes to the company it keeps.
A long-term study showing the changes in habitat associations of polar bears in response to sea ice conditions in the southern Beaufort Sea has implications for polar bear management in Alaska.
Contrary to conventional belief, as the climate warms and growing seasons lengthen subalpine forests are likely to soak up less carbon dioxide.
Putting yourself in the line of fire is shown to reap huge rewards, in a new study published this week in Science.
Some parts of the country that havenâ€™t had to deal with air pollution and smog, like California has over the past, may soon have to worry about it as well.
The impact on levels of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere by the decaying remains of a group of marine creatures that includes starfish and sea urchin has been significantly underestimated.
Ted Turner's proposal to take 74 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park is receiving fierce opposition from critics who claim the animals are being surrendered for private profit instead of conservation.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.