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McDonald's recalls Shrek glasses due to potential cadmium risk — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced…
Hogchoker - the new Internet star — A small flatfish living along the coast of North America is the…
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News | Archive (6 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 6 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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The future of sunbathing tree frogs under a cloud
The future of sunbathing tree frogs under a cloud — Animal conservationists in Manchester are turning to physics to investigate whether global warming is responsible for killing…
The brain on the edge of chaos
The brain on the edge of chaos — Researchers in Goettingen have shown how avalanches of neuronal discharge occur in the brain. Many systems of nature automatically…
Rosetta OSIRIS images of Europe and the Moon
Rosetta OSIRIS images of Europe and the Moon — As Rosetta closed in on Earth, swung by and then left on its course again, several instruments on the spacecraft were busy…
Rocky planets forming in Pleiades star cluster
Rocky planets forming in Pleiades star cluster — Rocky terrestrial planets, perhaps like Earth, Mars or Venus, appear to be forming or to have recently formed around a star…

Forests make heatwaves initially warmer

— 16:41 GMT | Environment

During heatwaves forests reduce their evaporation. This causes the atmosphere to warm up even more. During extremely long periods of heat, however, this reduction enables the forests to continue their evaporation for longer, so the net effect is ultimately one of cooling in relation to the surroundings. This emerged from research by Ryan Teuling (Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR) and colleagues just published in Nature Geoscience…

The forest paradox during heatwaves

— 16:40 GMT | Environment

Comparatively speaking, forests initially have a weaker cooling effect during heatwaves than open grassland. This is revealed in a study that could help refine models for weather and climate forecasts. Moreover, it also provides fresh arguments for the debate on reforestation in the context of climate change…

Using buildings for flood protection

— 16:37 GMT | Environment

Buildings, car parks and roads could, alongside their 'regular' functions, have a role to play in protecting the rest of the city from flooding. According to researcher Bianca Stalenberg, this concept could be very useful for the Dutch cities along the River Rhine, for example. Stalenberg will defend her PhD thesis on this subject on Wednesday 8 September at Delft university of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands)…

Melting rate icecaps Greenland and Western Antarctica lower than expected

— 16:34 GMT | Environment

The Greenland and West Antarctic ice caps are melting at half the speed previously predicted. This finding has emerged from research by a joint US/Dutch team from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands) and SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research. The scientists have published their findings in the September issue of Nature Geoscience…

Revoke licences call for repeat wildlife trafficking offender

— 16:31 GMT | Environment

A six month jail sentence for one of the world's noted wildlife trafficker is welcome but the offender should also have all licences for possession of totally protected and protected wildlife revoked, WWF-Malaysia said today…

Fears of a decline in bee pollination confirmed

— 04:30 GMT | Biology

Widespread reports of a decline in the population of bees and other flower-visiting animals have aroused fear and speculation that pollination is also likely on the decline. A recent University of Toronto study provides the first long-term evidence of a downward trend in pollination, while also pointing to climate change as a possible contributor…

Talented bacteria make food poisoning unpredictable

— 04:27 GMT | Health

While we are often exposed to bacteria in our food which could cause food poisoning, we don't always become ill - why should this be so?…

'Jailbreak' bacteria can trigger heart disease

— 04:24 GMT | Health

Plaque-causing bacteria can jailbreak from the mouth into the bloodstream and increase your risk of heart attack says a scientist at the Society for General Microbiology's autumn meeting in Nottingham…

Backstabbing bacteria: A new treatment for infection?

— 04:21 GMT | Health

Selfish bacterial cells that act in their own interests and do not cooperate with their infection-causing colleagues can actually reduce the severity of infection…

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