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Snakes Evolve Along Similar Path Of Poison Resistance Say Biologists
2012-03-06 04:57:40

Utah State University biologists have long studied varied species of North American garter snakes that have evolved an amazing resistance to a deadly neurotoxin found in innocuous-looking newts, a favorite food of the snakes.

2012-02-22 14:53:20

Just what does it mean to get a green card?

2011-12-20 22:24:07

Half-mile long thermometers have been dropped through the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica that will give the world relevant data on sea and ice temperatures for tracking climate change and its effect on the glacial ice surrounding the continent.

Engineers Simulate Large Quake On Curved Bridge
2011-09-23 09:11:59

Full-size pickup trucks on bridge deck to add important data to be used for new design standards.

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2011-06-28 07:25:33

Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas Fault.

2011-03-22 23:08:12

In a lakewide study, a team of scientists lead by University of Nevada, Reno limnologist Sudeep Chandra has found a considerable decline in native fish species density at Lake Tahoe since 1951.

2011-03-08 13:32:27

While unemployment has been a frequent topic of discussion during the recession, underemployment and its effects have not, even though the number of underemployed workers has also increased.

2011-03-03 19:23:00

Annual course to train, educate next generation of scientists, engineers, plant operators, policymakers RENO, Nev., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When one thinks of geothermal energy, a plume of steam rising from the snowy plains of Iceland or from a power plant in the green hills of New Zealand may come to mind, but perhaps not Nevada, a hotbed of activity for geothermal power in the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110303/DC59242) The National...

2010-12-17 16:58:26

It’s just a worm, a tiny soil-dwelling nematode worm – but the implications are big for biomedicine and circadian biology as shown in a recent study authored by University of Nevada, Reno researcher Alexander van der Linden.

2010-10-20 18:01:00

University Professor Jennifer Ring awarded Yoseloff-Society for American Baseball Research Grant RENO, Nev., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the World Series beginning next week, the country turns its attention to America's favorite pastime, baseball. Men's baseball that is.


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'.