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Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'
...niversity Primate Center has announced an Oct.2-18 expedition
to capture a mate for Romeo, the only diademed sif...ng to Primate Center Director Kenneth Glander, the expedition
representsas much a rescue attempt as it does an effort to bring into captivity abreeding stock of t...
'Juliet' Evades Primate Center Expedition
...or the rare lemur called Romeo, in an October 2-16 expedition
to thelemurs' homeland in Madagascar. Duke Primate...d habitat destruction. In fact, said Glander, the expedition
dramatically showed how much pressurethe endangered animals are under. "Although we saw groups of a...
Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms
...ss the stability of the massive ice sheets; and an expedition
to search for more meteorites on the continent that yielded ALH84001, the now-famous meteorite from Mars that may contain fossil life. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is supporting approximately 145 Antarctic investigations, based mainl...
A Phoenix From A Ring Of Fire Is A Pattern For The Recovery Of Mount St. Helens
...-leader of a National Geographic Society-financed expedition
to Indonesia last fall, "we can clearly see some strong parallels between Krakatau and St. Helens." The Krakatau eruption was one of history's true cataclysms. Located in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra, the vol...
Discovery Channel Returns From Underwater Scientific Expedition Off The Coast Of Cuba
...eturns today from a month-long deep sea scientific expedition
off the coast of Cuba. The expedition
of these unchartered, pristine waters in a high-tech submersible vehicle was designed to look for ne...
New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi
... bothfinancial support and vehicles for use by the expedition
team. The Gobi projectis also supported by the National Science Foundation, the Jaffe Foundation, andthe Infoquest Foundation. * * * For additional press information, contact Elizabeth Chapman, Department ofCommunications, 212-769-5800. No...
New Sickle-Clawed Fossil From Madagascar Links Birds And Dinosaurs
...rtles, snakes,crocodiles and other birds. Another expedition
to Madagascar is planned forthis summer. -NSF- NSF is making a transition to a new form of electronic distribution of newsmaterials, Custom News Service, to replace the current "listserve." From thetoolbar on NSF's home page, ( http://www.nsf.gov ), ...
Researchers Announce Discovery Of Skulls Of Bizarre Animals Showing Advanced
Stage In Transition Between Dinosaurs And Birds
... bothfinancial support and vehicles for use by the expedition
team. The Gobi projectis also supported by the National Science Foundation and the Jaffe Foundation. * * * For further information and images, contact Elizabeth Chapman, Department ofCommunications, 212-769-5800...
Remarkable Skull Of Predatory Dinosaur Unearthed On Madagascar
...etaceousperiod, were unearthed on an international expedition
conducted by Science paperco-author David Krause of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. "The specimens of Majungatholus represent another in a series ofremarkable discoveries by this research team," said Christopher Maples, direc...
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Nation's First Robotic Tour Guide For The
Dinosaur Hall At Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum Of Natural History
...ring specimens for Pittsburgh,Carnegie financed an expedition
to Wyoming that yielded the museum's firstdinosaur find, the 84-foot-long Diplodocus carnegii. Casts of this creature,which is one of the longest known dinosaurs, are on display in other museumsaround the world....
International Research Team Announces Discovery Of Two Species Of Feathered
...um of NaturalHistory/Mongolian Academy of Sciences expedition
team in the Gobi Desert havealso included a number of fossils that reinforce the link between birds anddinosaurs. Among these discoveries was an Oviraptor found nesting on its eggsjust as modern birds do, providing the first direct evidence of paren...
Digging In And Taking Cover
...ies suggested using lunar soil to protect a manned expedition
from space radiation and meteors. But how much is enough? And what do you use for protection on the way out and back? "The problem is that we need to figure out what needs to be improved," said Dr. Jim Adams of the Naval Research Laboratory in ...
Boats A Source Of MTBE In Water
...r the legendary Donner Party, theill-fated pioneer expedition
that was stranded near the lake during the winterof 1846-47....
First Dinosaur Embryo Skin Discovered -- Unhatched Embryos Are First Ever Found Of Giant-Plant Eating Dinosaurs
... that are present in adults. The co-leaders of the expedition
are: Luis M. Chiappe, research associate,American...n, Argentina). The public can learn more about the expedition
and the discovery on the Websites of the American Museum of Natural History ( www.amnh.org ), Nation...
Montana State University Scientist Contributes To Latest Dinosaur Discovery
...of the journalNature. Photographs from the expedition
appear in the December issue of NationalGeographic...om baby dinosaurs. Jackson was not on the expedition
last spring that initially discoveredthe 70 million- to 90-million-year-old egg site. Scientists f...
AAAS Announces The Winners Of Its Science Journalism Awards
...he NOVA special, whichfollows an ice-core drilling expedition
in the cold and dangerous environment ofthe west Antarctic ice sheet. The piece gave a clear explanation of scientificconcepts involved in climate change research and a vivid portrayal of scientificresearch under extremely difficult circumstances. In...
Discovery Of New Fossils In Gobi Desert Of Mongolia Provides Important Insight Into Early Mammal Evolution
...m of Natural History/Mongolian Academy of Sciences expedition
to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, in Central Asia. The physical features observed in the new fossils allow scientists to define for the first time which characteristics are unique to the marsupial lineage, and allow them to draw a comprehensive family...
Virginia Tech Fisheries Professor Works To Conserve Mussels
...x Swedish scientistsparticipated in the wilderness expedition
to the Varzuga River to prepare aconservation management plan. Until recently, the Varzuga River remained in a remote location and hadescaped the consequences of development. This river has the largest populationof freshwater pearl mussels an...
Elementary Students Mapping Virginia Wildlife
...ng and lead the fieldexpedition groups. The first expedition
this fall included nearly 60 CESstudents, parents, teachers, and Virginia Tech students, who gathered at theMontgomery County Frog Pond Park. Kerrie Anne Mulvey, a junior majoring in wildlife sciences, and Cliff Hutt, asenior majoring in fisherie...
Bones of Crocodile-like Beasts Tell Tale of Global Warming
...of students led byProfessor John Tarduno during an expedition
in the summer of 1996. Driven off byheavy rain and snow, the team returned in the summer of 1997 to complete theexcavation. The bones come from a layer of sediment right on top of 1,000 feetof hardened lava, known as basalt, and below a layer of mari...
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