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Centuries-old lotus seeds germinated by UCLA scientists

...hen-Miller led a team that traveled in 1996 to the village of Xipaozi in Pulandian, Liaoning province, China, to search for ancient lotus seeds. Shen-Millers team combed the land which dried over the centuries due to a series of massive earthquakes (a 1556 earthquake in the region killed more than 800,000 p...

Media Advisory 2 - 2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting: press conferences scheduled

...fert (Hold for February 9 arrival) Hilton Hawaiian village 2005 Kalia Road Honolulu, HI 96815 (Phone: 808-949-4321) Shipments should be timed to arrive by Saturday, February 9, for distribution the first day of the meeting. Video B-roll should be in Beta format for use by TV stations (not the VHS format used...

Clean water for Nepal is focus of MIT research

...ater can be poured off the top. In Nepal, however, village women said it was too much work. "Ten years research on coagulation down the tubes," Murcott said with a laugh. "But I dont mind. The idea is to solve the problem." They turned to filtration. "Junko Sagara (MEng 2000) looked at current filtration me...

Betting on climate change: Alaskan gambling contest yields treasure trove of scientific data

...ing earlier and earlier. Every spring, the Alaskan village of Nenana (population 500) hosts the Nenana Ice Classic - a popular event that awards cash prizes to those lucky enough to guess when the annual ice breakup will occur on the nearby Tanana River. Winners must predict the exact minute that a specially...

Purple potato boost for organic food industry

...o trials at Close House research station, near the village of Heddon-on-the-Wall (by coincidence the origin of Britains foot-and-mouth epidemic), are England's contribution to a 3.5m European Union research programme called Blight-Mop, in which many new varieties of potato and agronomic control strategies be...

From July 21-Aug. 20, Smith College and collaborators to retrace historic Harriman Expedition to Alaska

...lingit sacred objects removed from the uninhabited village of Cape Fox, near Ketchikan, during the 1899 expedition. The objects, which include house posts, ceremonial blankets, totems, masks and carvings, have been in the collections of the Smithsonian Institute, Harvard and Cornell Universities, the Univer...

Radioactive tumbleweeds

...ing radioactivity in their droppings in the nearby village of Seascale....

A bizarre new predatory dinosaur unearthed on Madagascar

... Madagascar. Shown here are two children from the village of Berivorta. Copyright Scott Sampson, University of Utah. Masiakasaurus and Majungatholus, the two known Malagasy theropods, are members of an enigmatic group known as abelisauroids, and recovered only on southern hemisphere landmasses. In p...

NIH scientists unravel clues to ebola hemorrhaging

...poradically, often devastating an isolated town or village before disappearing back into the jungle, where scientists believe it may hide away in an as yet unknown host. Ebola strains from Zaire, Sudan and the Ivory Coast are usually fatal to humans, while a monkey strain that infected laboratory workers i...

Cincinnati researchers document environmental problems caused by tourist trade in Crete

...of live oaks and other deciduous trees west of the village of Avdou; Koumdrodassos, a stand of strawberry trees that is perhaps the largest stand of this type of trees in all of Crete; and the forest of Sfendyli, an area that will be obliterated if a proposed dam is built. "It's definitely been educational,...

Ancient mediterranean port city may have been holy land way station

...id Hohlfelder. The team stayed in a nearby fishing village during the June field season, taking a 45-minute b...alk each day to reach Aperlae and returning to the village each evening. Using snorkels, masks and fins to cruise the bay and Global Positioning System equipm...

Fruit fly model could explain how mosquitoes carry malaria: new drugs and vaccines on the horizon

...nt the disease from spreading throughout an entire village by prohibiting the parasite from developing inside the mosquito. Much further down the line, the fly model might also be useful in creating mosquitoes that are resistant to malaria. Theoretically, these designer mosquitoes could be released into th...

Stone tools reveal ancient seafood diet

...ternational team on a fossil reef terrace near the village of Abdur on Eritrea's Red Sea coast. Radiometric dating of the tools shows they are roughly 10,000 years older than the estimated age of tools found in South Africa - up until now the oldest known coastal site in Africa containing fossil remains of e...

Magnetic fields may hold key to malaria treatment, UW researchers find

...the back of a big transport truck, then drive from village to village to treat people." Collaborating researchers include Jean E. Feagin, UW associate professor of patho...

Could fish clean up sewage works?

...evamped system will provide a cheap means by which village and farming communities can clean up their sewage, especially in tropical climates where the temperatures better suit the fish. He says it will take two years to find out whether it is practical. The fish might also be a safe source of food, provide...

Chinese 'dragon' nears extinction, biologists warn

...f these timid reptiles are relegated to just a few village ponds in heavily populated southeastern Anhui Province, the report says. Although the alligators technically live in a wildlife reserve, very little has been done to safeguard their habitat. Hunting and the use of agricultural pesticides have also ...

Nonchemical weedkiller has huge potential; hungriest nations may benefit thanks to McGill plant scientists

...00 farms conducted by the McGill team showed that village women could indeed produce the Fusarium on a cottage industry type scale, coat batches of seed for individual farmers, and sell the service to the local growers. The McGill plant scientists' work was carried out under the auspices of the Peopl...

Where the wild ones are: origins of staple crop found

...ds of different varieties. In Brazil, every little village has its own varieties. There are bitter ones, sweet ones, even ones used as baby food." Schaal says the results of the work will be of use immediately. "This provides the basis for a better understanding of all Manihot species and how they relate...

Center For Future Health Aims To Bring High-Tech, Low-Cost Health Care To The Home

...he first box will be placed in a remote CostaRican village later this summer, and several more are planned for Costa Rica, atleast 20 in the United States, and dozens more throughout Latin America. "It's a prototype for the integration of communities worldwide," saysAlice Pentland. "It's vital that w...

New Species Of Human Ancestor

...earchers came across the fossils outside the small village of Bouri,a hard two-day drive northeast of Addis Ababa. The site is located in a harsh,desert region of Ethiopia called the Middle Awash, already famous for othermajor discoveries such as the oldest known hominid, found by the same team ofresearchers...

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