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Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study

...sts have already surveyed the area for mill sites, camp sites,remnant roads and both prehistoric and historic occupation. The Comstock Lode, which was discovered in 1859, supplied silver to theUnion troops during the Civil War. Working in the mines, building the roadsand cutting the wood were a conglome...

Duke Lemurs Are Released In Madagascar

... animals immediately headed for the project's base camp and hadto be recaught and released to ensure they would stay away from the familiarcomforts of manmade structure. Another moved too close to the territoryof a wild group of ruffed lemurs, a contact which the researchers wantedto discourage early in t...

Detective Work Uncovers New Tick-Borne Disease In North Carolina And The Southeast

... the state. Ticks were running amok in an outdoor camp for girls. In two months,324 ticks were removed fr...First, the easy part. The ticks in question at the camp go by the nameof Lone Star because the female displays a distinctive white spot on theback of its sh...

Four More Lemurs To Be Released Into Madagascar Jungle This Fall

...xample, the animals in the DukePrimate Center boot camp are being fed via a wire basket that is hoisted high inthe trees, to encourage them to spend more time aloft. Previously, such elevatedfeeding was done only after release. "We believe that it is really important for these animals that arecomi...

Montana State University Scientist Contributes To Latest Dinosaur Discovery

...erest. She signed on the same summer as a camp cook and later earned a degreefrom the University of Montana. Currently she does research in the MSU earthsciences department and at the Museum of the Rockies....

Montana Scientist Returns From Dinosaur Nesting Site In Patagonia

...l years ago. Jackson began working atthe site as a camp cook and later went back to school at the University ofMontana. Ironically, Kaj "hates dinosaurs and hates geology," Jackson laughed. "He won't even go hiking with me unless I promise to not talk aboutrocks."...

Research Bears Fruit, And Patents

...ld is located next to the Kansas CityChiefs summer camp field. It's no coincidence that their jerseys are red!!!!." In southeast Virginia, high summer temperatures and high humidity helpresearchers to identify and eliminate seedlings that are susceptible to a numberof debilitating leaf and cane di...

First International Congress on Telehealth and Multimedia Technologies Story Ideas

...s, the Yale Universityphysicians kept tabs on base camp personnel and climbers. Hear what theirgroundbreaking findings were. 6. Telehealth in Alberta: The Incredible Journey Wed. August 18, 1999 11-Noon -- Hall C Special Session: A live multimedia presentation of the history of telehealth inAlberta....

Isle Royale wolves doing well

...dy and moved off into the woods and we returned to camp to refuel our plane and get a pack to haul out her carcass. "When we returned to the site nearly three hours after the attack, we noticed a lone male from the Middle Pack casually walking along the shoreline trail. He had not been with the pack ear...

Video cameras reveal seals, whales, and other marine mammals take a laid-back approach to deep diving

...team (Williams, Davis, Fuiman, and Horning) set up camp on the frozen surface of Antarctica's McMurdo Sound and drilled through 15 feet of ice in sub-zero temperatures so they could work with the seals at an isolated breathing hole. The research project was funded by the Office of Naval Research, th...

June 'Geology' and 'GSA Today' highlights

...inosaur extinction has long been contentious. One camp argues that dinosaurs went extinct suddenly (as would have occurred if an asteroid killed them), while the other argues that the dinosaurs went extinct gradually (as would have occurred if a non-catastrophic event were responsible for their demise). ...

Amazon rainforest field research facility opens for ecological, global change studies

...scientists at the facility's base camp. "This base camp includes temporary living quarters for up to 40 people and is expected to be completely occupied in July," says Donald Deering of Goddard Space Flight Center, project manager for NASA's ecological research in LBA and a participant in the roundtable d...

Small streams important in controlling nitrogen

... Phoenix, Sycamore Creek required that a permanent camp be set up "to ensure that equipment was not stolen, shot at, or stepped on by cows," Tank noted. At least two people were required to be in the field full-time for 43 days. "Thanks to the large lab at Arizona State University, and their relatives and...

Halfway human

... the genes." Here, at least, the out-of-Africa camp feels it is on solid ground. Since the landmark Mi...her recent contributions from the multiregionalist camp have shaken up an academic field that was in danger of becoming fossilised. The out-of-Africa theory...

Montana drought sends paleontologists to field early for largest project in state's history

...er hundreds of miles, Leiggi said. The field crews camp in an area by the Fort Peck Reservoir within the boundaries of the C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. The crew averages 20 to 25 people, although the numbers reach as high as 40 and dip as low as 15 as volunteers and students come and go. When ...

Study: King Midas' feast offered golden opportunity for fungi

...t summer to collect wood samples from the historic camp established by American explorer Adolphus Greely, who set out to lead a military expedition to the North Pole in 1882. The voyage ended in disaster when supply ships failed to reach his group. Filley and Blanchette plan to continue their research in ...

Study: Immunize refugee children early to prevent deadly measles

... families tend to migrate from camp to camp, until they find a place in the host ... The report details how fluctuating camp populations in Macedonia affected the number of children who were immunized ...

Studying plant adaptation to arctic helps understand the 'steps of wisdom of life'

... wolves, and bears dont get them. They never leave camp without a gun because of polar bears, but cannot s...avel by all-terrain vehicles 10 or more miles from camp daily to hammer out and bring back ancient fossils that sometimes resemble parsley or dill or fern, ...

Preserving pine's genetic heritage

...equired a steep and rough 300 metre climb from our camp site. We then had to walk about 6-7 km to the furthest trees down a sloping, rocky ridge to an altitude of 500m. The worst bit was carrying the pine cones back to camp!...

Basic Research and Higher Education Program Conference breaks new ground

...eed to launch an English language immersion summer camp for REC students to improve their ability to take part in international scientific conferences. To foster a sense of community among the RECs, an e-journal will be launched, focusing on REC activities and events. The participants also announced the...

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