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Ancient Ecosystems Organized Much Like Our Own

9 years ago from Science Daily

Similarities between half-billion-year-old and recent food webs point to deep principles underpinning the structure of ecological relationships, as shown by researchers from the Santa Fe Institute, Microsoft Research Cambridge and...

Scientists Head To Warming Alaska On Ice Core Expedition

9 years ago from Science Daily

The state of Alaska has the dubious distinction of leading the lower 48 in the effects of a warming climate. Small villages are slipping into the sea due to coastal...

Plan envisions repopulation of bison

9 years ago from UPI

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists, conservationists and ranchers say they are advocating restoration measures designed to repopulate large areas with bison.

Before Fossil Fuels, Earth's Minerals Kept Carbon Dioxide In Check

9 years ago from Science Daily

Over millions of years carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have been moderated by a finely-tuned natural feedback system -- a system that human emissions have recently overwhelmed. Scientists have...

Opinion: Farmers will be heroes of the coming food crisis

9 years ago from Science Alert

Farmers do more than grow food - with the current state of agriculture and population growth they could save the world, says Julian Cribb.

Ocean may exist beneath Titan's crust

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Cassini has discovered evidence that points to the existence of an underground ocean of water and ammonia on Saturn's moon Titan. The findings were made using radar measurements of Titan's...

Successful cooperation extends Dragon Programme

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Following the success of the Dragon Programme, more than 300 leading European and Chinese scientists have gathered from 21 to 25 April 2008 in Beijing in the People’s Republic of...

Earth from Space: Chinese-Russian border

9 years ago from European Space Agency

This Envisat image features the southeastern part of the Russian Federation, the northeastern tip of the People’s Republic of China, the Amur and Ussuri Rivers, the Sikhote-Alin Mountain Range, the...

Scientists: Even Bigger Quake Could Hit Midwest

9 years ago from Live Science

The magnitude 5.2 that rocked the Midwest could trigger another big quake.

Top Ten Disruptive Technologies

9 years ago from Live Science

Inventions and discoveries that really rocked the world.

$63 million to protect 'Coral Triangle'

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

An international fund has committed $63 million to help preserve Southeast Asia's Coral Triangle from overfishing and climate change, the Asian Development Bank said.

NASA Data May Help Improve Estimates of a Hurricane's Punch

As Tropical Storm Noel churns off Florida's east coast, NASA and university scientists have announced they have developed a promising new technique for estimating the intensity of tropical cyclones from...

La Nina Persists

The tropical Pacific Ocean remains in the grips of a cool La Nina, as shown by new data of sea-level heights from mid-October of 2007, collected by the U.S-French Jason...

NASA Evaluates Compact Synthetic Aperture Radar

NASA is evaluating a compact L-Band synthetic aperture radar for potential use on unmanned aircraft.

NASA Climate Change 'Peacemakers' Aided Nobel Effort

NASA's Earth scientists watched with pride when the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and a United Nations panel that spent two decades...

Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Up, Nearly Matches Greenland Loss

Ice loss in Antarctica increased by 75 percent in the last 10 years due to a speed-up in the flow of its glaciers and is now nearly as great as...

Giant Storm Eruption at Jupiter Unearths a Buried Past

Scientists around the globe have observed an astonishing and rare change in Jupiter's atmosphere -- a huge disturbance churning in the middle northern latitudes of the planet as two giant...

NASA Finds Glacial Sediments Adding to Louisiana Coast's Sinking

A study by NASA and Louisiana State University scientists finds that sediments deposited into the Mississippi River delta thousands of years ago when North America's glaciers retreated are contributing to...

JPL Scientists Earn Highest National Engineeering Honor

Lee-Lueng Fu, a senior research scientist at JPL, and a former JPL scientist have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering -- among the highest professional distinctions accorded an...

JPL Wins Award From U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration has named JPL as the winner of its 2008 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence in the research and development category.

The Oceans Finally Show Their Stripes

9 years ago from Science NOW

High-res ocean map reveals a worldwide pattern of striated currents

Sudanese climate scientist receives prestigious award

9 years ago from SciDev

A Sudanese climate researcher has been recognised by the UN for her adaptation work in drought-stricken Darfur.

Tunisia, South Korea partner to monitor air quality

9 years ago from SciDev

Tunisia and South Korea have signed a deal to improve Tunisian air quality monitoring and develop an air quality improvement strategy.

Observatory: Mercury Migrating Out of Rivers to the Shore

9 years ago from NY Times Science

In the South River in Virginia mercury has moved from the river to the shore by way of spiders.

US ocean-research projects in dire economic straits

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Multiple marine projects under threat from cash squeeze.

Biology most popular doctorate subject in Canada

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Biology was the most popular field of study for doctoral students as of 2004/2005, according to Statistics Canada.

Mining company gets prospecting permits near Nunavut bird sanctuary

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A Vancouver-based junior mining company has acquired prospecting permits to explore for diamonds in an area in Nunavut that includes Canada's largest migratory bird sanctuary.