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2012-10-24 23:57:48

The study of materials at extreme conditions took a giant leap forward with the discovery of a way to generate super high pressures without using shock waves whose accompanying heat turns solids to liquid.

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2009-06-20 08:32:38

German botanists working in the rainforests of Ecuador have discovered a plant that “pretends” to be ill. The plant fakes its illness to prevent attacks by mining moths, which would eat the plants’ otherwise healthy leaves.

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2009-01-26 13:46:48

More frequent freeze-thaw cycles in winter can increase biomass production according to the results of a recent study conducted by the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), the University of Bayreuth and the Helmholtz Center in Munich.

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2008-11-06 16:20:00

Extreme weather events have a greater effect on flora than previously presumed.

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2008-08-18 12:05:00

German scientists say their detailed microscopic analysis of hair fibers interacting with each other will lead to better shampoos and conditioners.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.