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Greater mouse-eared bat
2014-07-24 05:09:35

The manner in which bats use echolocation has long been of interest to scientists, but new research shows that bats use more than echolocation to get around.

NASA Studies Antarctic Sea Ice
2012-11-14 19:43:13

A new NASA/British Antarctic Survey study examines why Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change over the past two decades.

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2009-04-28 13:40:00

A $16 million program launched by the UK government will fund a five-year research study on ocean acidification.

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2009-01-19 10:07:41

The study, by Brunel University, the Universities of Exeter and Reading and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, shows for the first time how a group of testosterone-blocking chemicals is finding its way into UK rivers, affecting wildlife and potentially humans.

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2008-02-07 00:00:00

A team of scientists are set on finding out how sand from the Sahara Desert is affecting marine life, as well as learning more about the ocean’s ability to soak up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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