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Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo

...directorof the zoo and one of the world's foremost authorities on gorillabehavior. "We instantly thought of Georgia Tech as our design partner,and we are extremely impressed with the scholarly approach taken by <AHREF="http://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/people/Faculty/Larry.F.Hodges.html">Dr.(Larry F.) Hodges ...

Asian Beetle, New In This Country, Threatens Brooklyn's Shade Trees

...ter inch, circular holes in the Brooklyn trees led authorities to think pranksters were drilling them. But rather than human teen-agers causing the damage, adult beetles emerging from the heartwood center of the trees bore an exit hole through the outer bark. After beetle emergence, mating occurs, and eggs are...

Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'

... for the dinner table that had been seized bylocal authorities after at least one had already died. In the remote jungle,poaching and eating by villagers usually goes undetected. Young Romeo is now housed at the Primate Center with two of his cousin-species-- a Coquerel's sifaka and a golden-crowned, or Tatters...

New Sensor Provides First Instant Test For Toxic E. coli Organism

...th the ability to instantly detect 0157:H7, health authorities would have apowerful new weapon to combat what has been a continuing series of outbreaks.These include more than 380 cases of food poisoning and 10 deaths in Scotlandthis month, all linked to tainted meat; more than 60 confirmed cases ofinfections l...

Beset By Human Competition, Penguins Must Take Marathon Food Trips To Avoid Starvation, A Researcher Finds

...sity of Washington and one of the world's leading authorities on temperate-zone penguins. Indeed, her latest research shows that birds from the Punta Tombo penguin reserve in southern Argentina sometimes travel more than 300 miles from their nesting sites. Boersma's research is the first to show that the temper...

Ancient Greek Text Shows Musical View Of Pregnancy According To Translation By University Of Cincinnati Professor

...rrogate pregnancies. But in ancientGreece, medical authorities did not have any clear understandingof how long a pregnancy should last or even that there was such athing as a premature birth. Parker presented his findings on the ancient medical writing recorded in a manuscript in the 11th century AD but with at...

National Studies Reveal Why Pet Owners Take Animals To Shelters And How Many Find New Homes; Statistics Point to Epidemic

...d animal shelters were submitted by animal control authorities and nearly30 percent were surrendered by their owners. The remainder were relinquished byother sources. Twenty-four percent, or 3 million, of the animals taken toshelters over the three-year period were adopted by new families. Only 10percent, or 1.2...

Invasive Weeds Pose Major Threat To American Landscape

...ragencycommittee worked with more than 100 outside authorities to publish a nationalstrategy on the management of invasive plants. Secretary Babbitt called for the implementation of a national strategy forinvasive plant species. "Invasive non-native weeds," he said, "are changing thelandscape of the United ...

Colorado State Research Indicates Two TB Vaccines Show Promise

...United States because until recently, U.S. medical authorities expected TB to be eradicated early in the next century. Instead, the disease has become the leading bacterial killer in the world, causing 10 million new cases and 3 million deaths each year. Since 1992 Orme and his colleagues have not only pursued...

New Study Highlights Hazards On Hormone Disrupting Chemicals

...in recent years. There has been a great need among authorities for a solidknowledge basis in thisfield in order to direct actions against this group of compounds", says TitusKyrklund of theResearch Secretariat at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. "Naturally, there has been a need to cover the specifi...

New Anti-Microbial Agent Destroys Anthrax

...the bacteria. Since the Persian Gulf War, military authorities have become increasinglyconcerned about the threat anthrax and other biological warfare agents pose bothto our armed forces and civilian populations. "Anthrax is often fatal and easily dispersed through air or water," Baker said. "We know that countr...

Teaching Great White Sharks To Link People With Food Is A Recipe For Disaster

...ol shark tourism will curb theworst excesses. "The authorities will continue to put commercial venturesfirst," he says. Author:Andy York New Scientist magazine, issue 24th October, p.4 PLEASE MENTION NEW SCIENTIST AS THE SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE - THANK YOU...

Aluminium Study Puts Drinking Water In The Clear

...uber says. The results have significance for water authorities around the world who usealum to clarify drinking w...Dr. Stauber says. "Our results indicate that water authorities can confidently continue to usealum to treat drinking water with minimal risk to human health," Dr. ...

Recycling Of Packaging Yields Environmental Gains

...eareas has declined. Producers, contractors, local authorities and othersinvolved are now trying tofind solutions to this problem....

Leibniz Prize Winners 1999 - Most Highly Endowed German Promotional Prize For Ten Scientists

...ic and deployment of labour policies of the German authorities inthe Reich and in the occupied territories, but also highlighted the specificideology-based interlinkage of social policy and racism. Widely known inscholarly circles is his monograph on Werner Best entitled "BiographischeStudien über Radikalism...

New Model For Assessing The State Of The Environment

... the state of the environment. Local and regional authorities collect a great deal of data on the state of theenvironment. Processing and interpreting this information is time consuming, especially since the data also has to be comparable. "We hope that these new, simple and scientifically based environmental q...

Salmon Syndrome M74: Cause Still A Mystery

... game in ResearchSweden.That's why five government authorities and organisations started the project,which hasnow come to an end. A number of questions still need to be answered, and we mustfind a sponsor to finance further research", says Rolf Annerberg, head of theEPA. Death usually occurs in afflicted salmon ...

Researchers, Regulators, Industry, Consumer Advocates Gather to Discuss Critical Issues Facing the Pharmaceutical Industry

...recedented opportunity to hear andinterviewleading authorities from all of these sectors as they gather to discuss theseandother issues at the annual meeting of the American Academy of PharmaceuticalPhysicians. "While there may be increased pressures to get new drugs to patients faster,thesemust be balanced with...

European and U.S. attitude differences towards GM foods explained in the 16 July 1999 issue of Science

...ence literacy, and thepublic's trust in regulatory authorities can help explain why geneticallymodified foods have met rancorous public resistance in Europe but hardly araised eyebrow in the U.S., according to a survey by a team of U.K. researchers.The team analyzes their results in a paper that is part of Scie...

Forest fires a burning issue

...ockholmlast week, Swedish environmental protection authorities allowed the burning of120hectares of forest in the prospective nature reserve Helvetesbrännan. Thepurpose was toencourage the regeneration of forest fire-dependent flora and fauna. This was probably the biggest managed wildland fire ever in Euro...

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