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2013-03-25 10:34:06

Environmental education programs that took middle school students outdoors to learn helped minority students close a gap in environmental literacy.

Hidden Dune Filters Used To Treat Coastal Stormwater Runoff
2013-03-19 10:43:38

When it rains, untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters, potentially endangering public health. Now researchers have developed low-cost filtration systems that are concealed beneath sand dunes and filter out most of the bacteria that can lead to beach closures.

New Study Offers Insights On Invasive Fly Threatening US Fruit Crops
2013-03-15 13:57:18

Research shows that the invasive spotted-wing vinegar fly (Drosophila suzukii) prefers sweet, soft fruit – giving us new insight into a species that has spread across the United States over the past four years and threatens to cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to U.S. fruit crops.

Little Room Left For Error In Foundations Of Carbon-Based Life
2013-03-14 12:57:03

Life as we know it is based upon the elements of carbon and oxygen. Now a team of physicists is looking at the conditions necessary to the formation of those two elements in the universe.

Limited Phosphorus Makes Gulf Of Mexico Algae Even Meaner
2013-03-13 10:27:32

When Gulf of Mexico algae don't get enough nutrients, they focus their remaining energy on becoming more and more poisonous to ensure their survival

Researchers Use Bioactive Film To Coat Spinal Polymer Implants To Improve Bonding With Bone
2013-02-19 11:02:32

Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film. The discovery should improve the success rate of such implants – which are often used in spinal surgeries.

Asian Needle Ants Displacing Other Aggressive Invaders
2013-02-11 10:07:43

One of the most aggressive invasive ant species in the United States – the Argentine ant – appears to have met its match in the Asian needle ant.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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