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Novel Attract-and-kill Approach Developed To Target Argentine Ants
2014-01-06 13:15:08

Entomologists have developed a "pheromone-assisted technique" as an economically viable approach to maximize the efficacy of conventional sprays targeting the invasive Argentine ant.

wrist mri
2014-01-03 04:55:53

Researchers have developed a new method of diagnosing wrist problems by creating “movies” of the radiocarpal joint in motion using a series of brief magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, according to a study appearing in Tuesday’s edition of PLoS ONE.

2013-12-19 10:36:31

Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting back or quitting entirely.

Diamonds In Earth's Oldest Zircons Are Fragments Of Polishing Compound
2013-12-19 07:44:15

As is well known, the Earth is about 4.6 billion years old. No rocks exist, however, that are older than about 3.8 billion years.

Decades-old Mystery In Earth's Upper Atmosphere Solved
2013-12-18 14:51:49

New research published in the journal Nature resolves decades of scientific controversy over the origin of the extremely energetic particles known as ultra-relativistic electrons in the Earth's near-space environment and is likely to influence our understanding of planetary magnetospheres throughout the universe.

Why Some Wound Infections Become Chronic Explained By Researchers
2013-12-18 12:50:39

UC Riverside's Manuela Martins-Green shows how decreasing levels of 'reactive oxygen species' can break cycle of unhealing wounds

Scientists Discover How Explosives Respond To Shockwaves
2013-12-12 15:49:37

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have combined ultrafast time-resolved experimental measurements with theory to reveal how an explosive responds to a high-impact shock.

Chemical Modification In Human Malaria Parasite DNA Discovered
2013-12-11 13:24:24

Findings by UC Riverside researchers could help build a new drug to kill the deadly parasite that is becoming resistant to existing drugs


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'.