Sci/tech

Arkansas Researcher Says Some Bats Bounce Back
June 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of Arkansas researcher says efforts by conservation groups to protect bat caves have allowed endangered bat species in the United States to recover.

Scientists Take Cues from Nature to Solve Tech Problems
June 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Greg Bluestein, Associated Press

Scientists in the field of biologically inspired design are looking at nature to help solve such stumpers. They argue that engineers can learn much from the world's most rigorous process: Evolution.

Work Begins on Global Seed Bank on Arctic Island
June 19, 2006 12:00 AM - James Kilner, Reuters

Work began in the Arctic on Monday on building a global bank of crop seeds that scientists hope will prevent the extinction of unique species such as those lost in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

UAF Gets $1M to Study Sea Ice in Arctic
June 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A team of scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks have received more than $1 million in federal grant money to study how sea ice affects the movement of water in the Arctic Ocean.

Coral Reef Ecosystem May Fight Illnesses
June 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biomedical researchers who dove down nearly 3,000 feet to search a newly-discovered coral reef found treasures they say may help doctors fight cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses.

Thawing Permafrost Could Unleash Tons of Carbon
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Ancient roots and bones locked in long-frozen soil in Siberia are starting to thaw, and have the potential to unleash billions of tons of carbon and accelerate global warming, scientists said Thursday.

South Carolina Scientists Find New Shark Species
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new genetically distinct species of hammerhead shark, the ninth recognized species of hammerhead, has been discovered off the South Carolina coast, scientists say.

Study Says Polar Bears May Turn to Cannibalism
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea may be turning to cannibalism because longer seasons without ice keep them from getting to their natural food, a new study by American and Canadian scientists has found.

Expert Says Meteor May Have Caused Extinction
June 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

A massive crater in Antarctica may have been caused by a meteor that wiped out more than 90 percent of the species on Earth 250 million years ago, an American geologist said Wednesday.

Iowa Ape Research Facility to Offer Tours
June 1, 2006 12:00 AM - David Pitt, Associated Press

The three orangutans and eight bonobos living at the Great Ape Trust will interact with more humans starting in June when the research facility is opened to the public.

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