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Birds strengthen social bonds when they sense trouble

July 8, 2010 2:24 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | News | Comments

Maori warriors use the haka to bond before battle. Now it seems that birds also demonstrate bonding behaviour when they think there might be trouble with the neighbours. Green woodhoopoes strengthen bonds when they are on the edge of their territory, where conflicts are more likely.

First PCV-2 / Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccine combination registered in the European Union

July 8, 2010 1:25 am | by Boehringer Ingelheim | News | Comments

Ingelheim, Germany, 8 July 2010 - The EU Commission has approved the simultaneous use of the pig vaccines Ingelvac CircoFLEX® and Ingelvac MycoFLEX® in the Europea

Where next for climate policy in Australia?

July 7, 2010 10:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia faces an election within months and new Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said she will announce additional steps on fighting climate change before the poll.


Fish Oil May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer

July 7, 2010 8:28 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Association for Cancer Research ) A recent report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, adds to the growing evidence that fish oil supplements may play a role in preventing chronic disease.

Newborn stars discovered in dark cosmic cloud

July 7, 2010 6:27 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

A wave of massive star formation appears to have begun within a mysterious dark cloud in the Milky Way. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a secluded birthplace for stars within a wispy, dark cloud in a region of the galaxy named M17. The new research could shed light on the...

Energy yield of ‘cheap’ solar panels raised from 7 to 9 percent

July 7, 2010 6:27 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Researchers have shown how the energy yield of relatively cheap solar panels, made of amorphous silicon, can be considerably raised: from around 7 percent to 9 percent.

Black hole blows big bubble

July 7, 2010 6:27 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Combining observations made with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope, astronomers have uncovered the most powerful pair of jets ever seen from a stellar black hole. This object, also known as a microquasar, blows a huge bubble of hot...

Virtual prisons: how e-maps are curtailing our freedom

July 7, 2010 6:25 pm | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Almost unnoticed, electronic maps and sensors are limiting what we do and where we do it – the question now is, how far will we let them go?


BP boss in MidEast as relief well progresses

July 7, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

ABU DHABI/HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP boss Tony Hayward met with an Abu Dhabi state investment fund on Wednesday, part of a quest for cash to ward off takeovers and help pay for the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Tropical depression could form over the Gulf of Mexico

July 7, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tropical depression could form over the southern Gulf of Mexico before slamming into the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Mexico border on Thursday, a region still recovering from Hurricane Alex, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a report on Wednesday.

BP spill spurs call to halt release of sea turtles

July 7, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government should halt the planned release of endangered sea turtles from an island off Texas because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a California-based conservation group said on Wednesday.

Science Benefits From Bad Ideas

July 7, 2010 3:26 pm | by LabEquipment | Videos | Comments

Stanford marine biologist Steve Palumbi talks about how science benefits from good and bad ideas. Source: NSF Science News

Exxon Accused Of Violating U.S. Air Laws

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by | News | Comments

Environmental groups claim Exxon violated federal air pollution laws thousands of times during the last five years,?without facing proper fines or being forced to fix equipment.

Solar Company Delays Hiring In Indiana

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by | News | Comments

Abound Solar said it won't start hiring perhaps hundreds of workers for a central Indiana factory until it has ramped up production at its Colorado plant.

BMW JV Breaks Ground For Washington State Plant

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by | News | Comments

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, a joint venture backed by BMW and SGL Group, broke ground on a carbon fiber plant at Moses Lake that will make parts for a BMW electric car.


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