Monthly Archives: January 2014

Narcos In The Mist

Narcos In The MistNews from Newsweek: U.S. drug policy is pushing drug traffickers out of the cities and deep into the jungles, with serious environmental consequences Jorge Cabrera/Reuters In 2007, leaders from several indigenous and peasant groups from around Honduras … Continue reading

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Changing Climate In Argentina Is Killing Penguin Chicks

Changing Climate In Argentina Is Killing Penguin ChicksNews from KOSU: Filed by KOSU News in Science.January 30, 2014 There’s a patch of seashore along the coast of Argentina where hundreds of thousands of penguins make their home. It’s called Punta … Continue reading

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Shatter-proof glass inspired by seashells

Shatter-proof glass inspired by seashellsNews from CNET: Nacre appears iridescent. Soon, you might not have to worry about cleaning up shards of broken glass. All you have to do is pick the glass up — in one complete piece. Inspired … Continue reading

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Frog ‘Love Ripples’ Attract Predators

Frog ‘Love Ripples’ Attract PredatorsNews from The Utah People’s Post: Male Tungara (Physalaemus pustulosus) frog, a tiny native of Central and South America, call from their puddles to attract females. They start perching in a shallow pond and create a … Continue reading

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Tunagra frogs invite their predators while making mating calls

Tunagra frogs invite their predators while making mating callsNews from The Utah People’s Post: The scientists have made a bizarre discovery about the mating behavior of tungara frogs. They say when male frogs make mating calls to entice their female … Continue reading

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With a love song, a frog seals its doom

With a love song, a frog seals its doomNews from Christian Science Monitor: Male tungara frogs’ love songs, intended to entice the female of the species, often attract hungry bats instead, say scientists. Sometimes love hurts – a lot. Just ask … Continue reading

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New Gaia Observations Reveal The Galaxy Is Formed ‘Inside-Out’

New Gaia Observations Reveal The Galaxy Is Formed ‘Inside-Out’News from The Utah People’s Post: A new breakthrough using data from the Gaia-ESO project provides new insight into our Milky Way galaxy. It supports the fact that the galaxy might have … Continue reading

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Rise and shine Rosetta! Comet-hunting spacecraft gets wake-up call

Rise and shine Rosetta! Comet-hunting spacecraft gets wake-up callNews from Los Angeles Times: Talk about a groggy Monday morning. After 31 months of electronic slumber, the Rosetta spacecraft signaled anxious ground controllers in Europe today, confirming that it had indeed … Continue reading

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Extreme El Nino events set to double as Earth warms

Extreme El Nino events set to double as Earth warmsNews from Daily News & Analysis: Researchers have revealed that extreme weather events fuelled by unusually strong El Ninos are likely to double in number as Earth warms. Co-author, Dr Agus … Continue reading

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‘Bio-Bot’ That Swims Like Sperm Is An ‘Exciting Advance’ In Self-Propelled …

‘Bio-Bot’ That Swims Like Sperm Is An ‘Exciting Advance’ In Self-Propelled …News from International Business Times: Engineers are pioneering a new way to explore the viscous fluids of biological environments, like the inside of the human body, where microscopes are … Continue reading

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