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February 25, 2015
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Study shows how planetary building blocks evolved from porous to hard objects

Thinking small has enabled an international team of scientists to gain new insight into the evolution of planetary building blocks in the early solar system. The researchers compared the results of small-scale numerical simulations of colliding rock and dust particles … Continue reading

November 23, 2014
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Lack of oxygen delayed the appearance of animals on Earth

Geologists are letting the air out of a nagging mystery about the development of animal life on Earth. Scientists have long speculated as to why animal species didn’t flourish sooner, once sufficient oxygen covered the Earth’s surface. Animals began to … Continue reading

June 26, 2014
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Evolution and venomous snakes: Diet distinguishes look-alikes on two continents

ANN ARBOR — On opposite sides of the globe over millions of years, the snakes of North America and Australia independently evolved similar body types that helped them move and capture prey more efficiently. Snakes on both continents include stout-bodied, … Continue reading

May 10, 2014
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Monitoring surgical quality

Distinguished statistician discusses probability and statistics in health care William H. Woodall, a distinguished professor and statistician at Virginia Tech, spoke to a large audience on “Monitoring and Improving Surgical Quality” at the fourth annual W.L. Gore Lecture Series in … Continue reading

April 15, 2014
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Some birds come first — a new approach to species conservation

A Yale-led research team has developed a new approach to species conservation that prioritizes genetic and geographic rarity and applies it to all 9,993 known bird species. “To date, conservation has emphasized the number of species, treating all species as … Continue reading

March 13, 2014
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Amazon Carbon Dynamics: Understanding the Photosynthesis-Climate Link

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Michigan, the University of Arizona, and the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia) are collaborating with scientists in Brazil on a three-year research project that investigates a basic yet … Continue reading

March 10, 2014
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Writers from seven countries awarded $150,000 Yale prize

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale has announced the winners of the Windham Campbell Literature Prizes. This year’s recipients illustrate the global scale of the prizes, with the eight winning writers hailing from seven countries. The winners … Continue reading

February 4, 2014
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Great Barrier Reef in Gefahr: Australien gibt grünes Licht für Versenkung von Erdaushub

Umweltschützer protestieren: An der australischen Nordostküste sollen rund drei Millionen Kubikmeter Meeresboden abgeladen werden. Die Entscheidung folgt auf einen Beschluss der australischen Regierung, die im Dezember den Ausbau eines Kohle-Hafens unweit des weltberühmten Korallenriffs genehmigt hatte. Der Erdaushub soll etwa … Continue reading