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Sunflower Farmers Wait for More Research
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Dave Kolpack, Associated Press
Sunflower farmers say a German study looking into possible links between the plant and AIDS medicine may grab headlines, but they believe it's too early to increase production of the crop.
Forest Service Eager to Study Wolverine
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The U.S. Forest Service has trapped the first wolverine ever captured and fitted with a radio collar in the Pacific Northwest.
Scientists May Have Found New Fish Species
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press
Scientists have discovered what they believe is a new fish species and at least 20 types of previously unknown seaweeds during a recent expedition to one of the Caribbean's most diverse marine areas.
Oxford Seeks PC Users to Help Map Climate Change
February 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
Scientists set out on Tuesday to harness the power of home computers to predict climate change more accurately than ever before.
Scientists Discover New Assassin Spiders
February 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press
Researchers scouring the remote forests of the African island nation of Madagascar have found that tiny assassin spiders, grotesque-looking bugs that prey on other spiders, are more diverse than previously thought.
Study Finds Higher Level of Exposure to Mercury
February 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Anton Caputo, San Antonio Express-News
A national study that tested samples of human hair for mercury suggests that as many as one in every seven women of childbearing age in Texas has been exposed to potentially dangerous levels of the substance.
U.S. Geological Survey to Study Fault Line
February 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press
Scientists plan to use $2 million in federal "seed money" to try to learn more about the southern San Andreas Fault, including a segment that has not ruptured in more than three centuries.
Expert Studies Moths at Carlsbad Caverns
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Moths, an important food for Carlsbad Caverns' famed bats, will be studied to find out what kinds of moths exist and how many there are at the park.
Less Snow in Rockies Slows Release of CO2 Emissions
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters
Rising temperatures and a decline in the amount of snow in the Rocky Mountains have slowed the release of carbon dioxide, the main gas blamed for global warming, from forest soil, researchers said on Wednesday.
Lawmaker Seeks Probe of Logging Study
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., called for an investigation into why federal funding was suspended for a study that goes against White House-supported legislation to speed up logging after wildfires in national forests.