Science News Archive - June 20, 2011
Fifty-billion dollars are spent annually around the globe on insect eradication and control.
Afforestation, or the replacing of farmlands or unused open areas with forests is being encouraged under the UNâ€™s Kyoto Protocol climate-change treaty under the theory that forests are will soak up carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air through photosynthesis.
Once, wildflower season in montane meadow ecosystems extended throughout the summer months, but now scientists have found a fall-off in wildflowers at mid-season.
Glass, by definition, is amorphous; its atoms lack order and are arranged every which way, but when scientists squeezed tiny samples of a metallic glass under high pressure, they got a surprise: The atoms lined up in a regular pattern to form a single crystal.
A University of Exeter biologist has discovered a 'lost' species of bat breeding on the Isles of Scilly (UK).
Australian research institute CSIRO launched a new website on Monday that allows Internet users to monitor greenhouse gas emissions.
A survey of wine drinkers conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Management has found that 54 percent say they are opposed to a New York State proposal to sell wine in supermarkets.
Do you ever wonder about the stuff that makes up words?
Much coverage of the economic downturn has focussed on its immediate impact, yet it is likely to hold long-term implications for family life.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 marks the Summer Solstice.