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Tiger Beetles Go Blind At High Speeds
...pshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. As natural
predators, tiger beetles eat just about anything they can catch. Gilbert said they dine on other beetles, hoppers, ants and caterpillars. Tiger beetles are also well-known to scavenge for their food and have been known to scavenge on vertebrate ani...
AAAS Honors Three USGS Scientists As Fellows
...d economic and physicaldevelopment of the nation's natural
resources, and to enhance the quality oflife by monitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources....
Careful Honeybee Breeding Combats Tracheal Mite Pests
... with a combination of selective breedingand other natural
controls, beekeepers may maintain healthy hives wi...he chemicalsanyway. We are trying to develop more natural
techniques for controllingtracheal mites that will be practical for commercial beekeepers. ...
'Rolling Circles' Provide New Way to Amplify and Detect DNA
...sis. While rolling-circle synthesis resembles natural
virus replication in some ways, it is actually quite distinct. Kool's rolling circles are 100 times smaller than the smallest viruses -- in fact, they can be even smaller than theDNA-copying enzymes themselves. In addition, Kool has shown that both ...
Scientists Work To Restore Native Fish And Habitat To Great Lakes
...or, Michigan, will conduct research to be used by natural
resource agencies to restore and manage native fis...sts to minimize the loss of life and property from natural
disasters, contribute to sound economic and physical development of the nation's natural
Selenium Soil Contamination: Possible New Approach Identified
...rkeley National Laboratory. Greenrust, a harmless natural
iron oxide, was shown to chemically react with toxicselenium, converting it to a safer elemental form. Selenium is a trace mineral that can be highly toxic or carcinogenic tohumans and wildlife. The poisoning deaths of wild birds at the Kest...
Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up
...ge gained from this projectwill enhance the use of natural
biological means to correct environmentalproblems....o make them disease resistant...Theremore than 250 natural
species of poplar trees,...but there areapproximately 2500 hybrids that have been genetically engine...
USGS 1999 Budget Emphasizes Clean Water, Disaster Information, Species And Habitat Research
...cted level for the USGS's unique interdisciplinary natural
science capabilities. TheUSGS provides crucial scientific information for natural
resource and disaster managementdecisionmakers at all levels of government and the private sector. ...
Top Scientists Challenge Others: Join Biodiversity Year
Human activities now dominate the natural
systems of the planet, according to Stanford ecolo...ut how human societies interact with and depend on natural
systems. They'll suggest some short-term, intensive international projects that could achieve concre...
Testing Sought For Brighteners, Natural Substance In Spices, Cosmetic Chemical, Three Herbs, A Natural Oil And A Fertilizer
...diate chemical in manufacturing, some cosmetics, a natural
oil used as a food additive,an ingredient in some ...material, direct food additive and constituent of natural
essential oils; Myristicin, a naturally occurring substance in such spices as black pepper, ani...
Biologist Experiments With His Own Front Yard
...yard and flowerbed. "There's such a wealth of natural
history out there, even in your yard," Alcock said...al systems of stunning intricacy. Alcock shows the natural
romance ofscientific inquiry, as his lay readers find themselves suddenly thinking like scientists, ...
Worm Wizardry: World's Most Heat-Tolerant Creature Suggests Enzymes For Drugs OrIndustry, UD Prof Says
...exposure was fleeting, and the worm wasoutside its natural
environment--the long, hot tubes it calls home. Enter the Mosquito Probe To penetrate worm condos beneath the eastern Pacific Ocean, Cary's team used aspecially designed device featuring a titanium probe that's six inches long butonly three-quarter...
Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?
...re, thedefinitions do not correspond to consumers' natural
assumptions about therespective quantities indicat...ld be best to matchFDA definitions with consumers' natural
perceptions of the terms' meanings. Then, subjects would not have to independently learn the definit...
Technique Gives Researchers New Look At Genetic Activity In Living Cells
...in living yeast cells. They hope to understand the natural
functions of proteins required fornormal chromosome separation in both yeast and human cells. Harvard researchers,using the method on bacterial cells, are questioning the theories on chromosomesegregation. They now suggest an active, mechanical sys...
Urban Residents Rebut Argument That Tree Removal Enhances Safety
...ndscape architecture in the U. of I. department of natural
resourcesand environmental sciences. "The more trees, the more they liked thespace. But most surprisingly, the more trees, the safer they would feel. "This is really contrary to the opinions given us by police andhousing administrators, who said, ...
Corn Rootworm Changing Behavior, Posing New Threat To Crops
...Survey and the Universityof Illinois department of natural
resources and environmental sciences. "Rootworm be...tural HistorySurvey and the U. of I. department of natural
resources and environmentalsciences who directs the research project, which is funded by the Illinoi...
USGS Scientists Implicate Exotic Parasite In Wisconsin Lake Bird Deaths
...d economic and physical development of thenation's natural
resources, and enhance the quality of life by monitoring water,biological, energy and mineral resources of the nation. Contact: Elise Parker or Paul Slota 608-270-2420 Catherine Haecker 703-648-4283...
Trees, Grass Foster Children's Play And Encourage Adults To Supervise
...a landscapearchitect in the U. of I. department of natural
resources and environmentalsciences....
B-Vitamins Lower Homocysteine Levels In The Blood; May Reduce Vessel Damage In Stroke Patients
... The biochemical markers are homocysteine, a natural
byproduct of thebody's metabolism of protein and o... protein C-thrombomodulin system,one of the body's natural
defenses against inappropriate or excessive bloodclotting. Increased thrombomodulin in the blood is...
USGS Cautions Proper Use Of Pepper Spray To Avoid Bear Attacks
..., economic and physicaldevelopment of the nation's natural
resources, and enhance the quality of lifeby monitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources. ####USGS#### NOTE TO EDITORS: Still photographs showing brown bears attracted to study sitessprayed with red pepper spray can be obta...
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