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Study shows how consensus is attained in a noisy world

...ate communication network, can efficiently lead to global organization. The model is adaptable and robust -- a real-world system capable of responding to external conditions. "In real life we use simple rules to decide what to do," said Amaral. "People tend to adjust their opinions based on what the majori...

Goals unlikely to protect Gulf of Mexico shrimp industry

...tarved zones in some coastal waters as an emerging global issue. ...

Climate change could doom Alaska's tundra

...perience a massive loss of its historic tundra, as global warming allows these vast regions of cold, dry, la...f you ask these models to predict exactly what the global climate will be in the summertime five years from now, that's much more difficult because of the nat...

Ecologist calls for creation of an international panel to assess human behavior

..., he noted. ''For the first time in human history, global civilization is threatened with collapse,'' said E...erations, Ehrlich said. ''Similarly there is now a global effort by hundreds of scientists to evaluate the condition of the world's ecosystems - humanity's li...

Warmer weather, human disturbances interact to change forests

...s; in the other two scenarios, they used data from global forecasts that predict a hotter, wetter climate. The model also took into account land development, along with processes like harvesting and changes in carbon storage due to climate change. "If the climate were to warm, we project that many northern ...

New study to investigate demise of coral reef ecosystems

... are embarking on a project which will explore how global warming is devastating one of the world's most diverse ecosystems. One sixth of the world's coral reefs died due to bleaching in 1998, and the situation is getting worse. Bleaching occurs when tropical seas heat up above there normal maximums, killi...

Ottawa's leadership in biomedical and health research has paid off

...international recognition and are participating in global projects and have been able to secure international funding." "Canadian scientists are world leaders in essentially all aspects of health research, from proteomics, stem cells and model organisms genetics to clinical research, population health and r...

Urban heat islands make cities greener

...provide a very good model to assess the effects of global warming on plant growing seasons and ecosystems. A...4 times the size of a city itself. "Warming from global climate change will definitely impact ecosystems," Zhang said. "Thus, urban areas provide us with so...

Growing new breed of vaccine-producing plants to fight human diseases worldwide

...opment and introduction of new vaccines to improve global public health faces many challenges, Arntzen noted. The vaccines must address the need for lower costs, oral-administration (needle-free), heat stability, and they must include combination vaccines including those that protect against diseases that o...

Plant respiration not just an evolutionary leftover, study shows

...ling of atmospheric carbon dioxide associated with global climate change by the end of this century, our results suggest that it would not be wise to decrease photorespiration in crop plants." The UC Davis study was supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and an Isra...

Microarrays, key genome expression trackers, work better when probes are sequence-verified

...rent information. In this study, they undertook a global analysis of the microarrays and systematically attempted to confirm the accuracy of individual probe sequences. They looked at every probe on the array to see if it corresponded with the gene that it was intended to measure. They found that an import...

Report outlines vision and recommendations for microbiology in the 21st Century

...ease, but the public is not generally aware of the global importance of microbes. With notable exceptions, neither are many scientists in other fields. Commonly, the study of microbes is either neglected or is relegated to a special academic niche. The report recommends that microbial sciences should be ...

Healthy fats and oils essential to satisfy calorie-conscious consumers

...he obesity epidemic, food consumers have stirred a global health revolution and are increasingly demanding healthier oils and fats. Since eliminating fats can upset the nutritional balance, researchers are constantly trying to develop innovative methods to improve the health properties of oils and fats. Tho...

New framework for biodiversity conservation

...s of parks and protected areas is a cornerstone of global conservation strategies. Yet 40% of highly threatened vertebrates mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles do not occur in a single protected area around the globe. Wanting to reverse the rapid decline of species, both public and private conservat...

Scientists describe the world's smallest, lightest fish

... a specialized habitat that could be threatened by global warming or human development, but they may have the ability to evolve as fast as their environment changes." Philip Hastings, the curator of the Scripps Marine Vertebrates Collection, says the identification of the stout infantfish is another demonst...

Research shows oceans are becoming more acidic

...O 2 in the atmosphere and mitigates its impact on global temperatures. However there is growing concern over the price of this service. For the symposium participants, it is now well established that by the middle of this century, the accumulating burden of CO 2 entering the ocean will lead to changes in ...

Impact of Earth's rising atmospheric carbon dioxide found in world oceans

...hropogenic CO 2 , based on a decade-long survey of global ocean carbon distributions in the 1990s. The find...t impacts on the biology of the upper oceans. The global survey combined carbon and other ocean measurements (such as temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrient...

Carnivore extinction risk determined more by biology than human population density, says study

...his is a preliminary study, the first to examine a global level of extinction risk at the species level and at the same time consider biology's intrinsic influence. Now we intend to extend our methods to all 4,500 terrestrial mammals, to see if there are general predictors of extinction risk and that these ...

National Corn Growers Association announces valuable maize genome data now available to scientists

...cience Center is a not-for-profit institute with a global vision to improve the human condition through basi...s lives. Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and ...

Leading scientists design new framework for biodiversity conservation

...s of parks and protected areas is a cornerstone of global conservation strategies. Yet 40% of highly threatened vertebrates mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles do not occur in a single protected area around the globe. Wanting to reverse the rapid decline of species, both public and private conservat...

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