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July 17, 2015
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Which is most valuable: Gold, cocaine or rhino horn?

According to study co-authored by UCLA ecologist, the answer is devastating news for Earth’s largest animals Many of the world’s largest herbivores — including several species of elephants, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses and gorillas — are in danger of becoming extinct. And … Continue reading

February 8, 2014
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„Gold“ für die tierischen Athleten

Zum Start der Olympischen Winterspiele 2010 in Vancouver: WWF präsentiert Rekorde aus dem Tierreich. Wenn am 12. Februar die Olympischen Winterspiele in Vancouver beginnen blickt die Welt gebannt nach Kanada und fiebert sportlichen Sensationen entgegen. Doch bei aller Bewunderung für … Continue reading

February 5, 2014
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Olympische Winterspiele 2014 im frühlingshaften Sotschi

Am Freitag ist es soweit, dann werden die XXII. Olympischen Winterspiele im russischen Sotschi eröffnet. Gestern, am Dienstag, hat sich der größte Teil der deutschen Delegation auf den Weg in Richtung Osten zur russischen Schwarzmeerküste aufgemacht, um bei den Wettkämpfen … Continue reading

September 24, 2012
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Student’s Summer Internship Taught Her the Value of Elm Trees

Michelle Bayefsky hopes that London’s future will be filled with elm trees. The Yale junior spent part of her summer in that city helping to ensure that will be the case. An International Bulldogs Internship allowed Bayefsky the opportunity to … Continue reading

August 1, 2012
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Detecting Cancer with Lasers Has Limited Use, Say Mu Researchers

COLUMBIA, Mo. — One person dies every hour from melanoma skin cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. A technique known as photoacoustics can find some forms of melanoma even if only a few cancerous cells … Continue reading

July 15, 2012
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Copper Kills Harmful Bacteria, UA Researchers Find

Copper alloys may make more hygienic cooking surfaces than stainless steel, according to a recent study by Sadhana Ravishankar of the UA department of veterinary science and microbiology. Her lab group discovered that copper alloys have antimicrobial effects against the … Continue reading

June 6, 2012
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How Ion Bombardment Reshapes Metal Surfaces

Ion bombardment of metal surfaces is an important, but poorly understood, nanomanufacturing technique. New research using sophisticated supercomputer simulations has shown what goes on in trillionths of a second. The advance could lead to better ways to predict the phenomenon … Continue reading

March 13, 2012
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Touch of Gold Improves Nanoparticle Fuel-Cell Reactions

Chemists at Brown University have created a triple-headed metallic nanoparticle that reportedly performs better and lasts longer than any other nanoparticle catalyst studied in fuel-cell reactions. The key is the addition of gold: It yields a more uniform crystal structure … Continue reading