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2012-06-29 06:16:30

According to the American Heart Association approximately 15,000 people in the United States each year are diagnosed with infective endocarditis. Researchers are breaking ground on a new surgery to prevent this disease from causing death.

Analysis Shows Big, Fast Changes Ahead For Global Fire Risk
2012-06-12 15:20:51

Climate change is widely expected to disrupt future fire patterns around the world, with some regions, such as the western United States, seeing more frequent fires within the next 30 years, according to a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with an international team of scientists.

Ecosystem Changes Drove Extinction In Pleistocene Australia
2012-06-07 06:50:19

Scientists may have finally established the explanation for the disappearance of the giant koala and other Australian megafauna.

2012-05-07 13:35:30

A modeling study from the European Alps suggests that population declines to be observed during the upcoming decades will probably underestimate the long-term effects of recent climate warming on mountain plants.

2012-05-03 19:57:40

Vegetation, such as a patch of prairie or a forest stand, is more productive in the long run when more plant species are present, a new University of Minnesota study shows.

2012-03-24 04:53:28

By analyzing vegetation information collected by satellites over time instead of for just one day, scientists in the Michigan State University Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) have developed a novel procedure to assess the composition of plant species in an area.

2012-03-16 09:35:10

The city of Manila holds the human world record for the most densely populated space and now an international team of ecologists are seeking the natural equivalent, the most species rich area on earth.

2012-01-15 08:00:00

The Ecology and Environment Sciences are two of the key categories covered by the Sciences Social network ScienceIndex.com.

2012-01-09 12:06:01

The decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest since global climate has been measured, and while localized studies have shown evidence of changes in mountain plant communities that reflect this warming trend, no study has yet taken a continental-scale view of the situation – until now.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.