Tag: "south" at biology news
Killer dinosaurs turned vegetarian
...e new species was discovered in east-central Utah, south
of the town of Green River. The new species was excavated from ancient gravely mudstones at the base of the Cedar Mountain rock formation, at a site named the Crystal Geyser Quarry after a nearby manmade geyser that spews cold water and carbon diox...
Glaciers from Antarctic peninsula in widespread retreat, Science study says
...in the last 50 years -- the trend of retreat moved south
toward colder mainland Antarctica. The paper appears in the 22 April, 2005 issue of the journal Science , published by AAAS the nonprofit science society The research highlights the possibility that inland glaciers are accelerating their descent to...
Butterfly migration could be largest known
...o reach British Columbia by summer, before heading south
again in the fall....
PNAS highlights for the week of April 4 - 8
...he mangrove peat bog of Punta Ycacos Lagoon on the south
coast of Belize. Before her search, a handful of salt workshops had been found in the lagoon and farther north along the coast, but the extent and details of regional salt-making were unclear. The author's team of snorkeling researchers found eviden...
Seekers of what is lost
...arking lot located east of Rice-Eccles Stadium and south
of South Campus Drive. News media wishing to cover the symposium should contact Katharine Coles, the symposium's co-director. What it's All About Coles, a poet and an associate professor of English, says the symposium's theme is "r...
One year after groundbreaking, desert research center takes shape on the Israeli-Jordanian border
... central Arava area about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south
of the Dead Sea. This arid region is of particular interest to scientists because it is home to many plants, animals and microbes that have evolved special attributes enabling them to survive in a harsh climate some 1,200 feet (417 meters) below sea ...
Map of human genetic variation across populations may promise improved disease treatments
... part of a development that is three street lights south
of the movie theater. Finding the street lights and the movie theater will be important for reaching your destination. Similarly, because genetic markers are not randomly associated, learning about a subset of them can help researchers find associati...
The oldest Homo sapiens
...er enters the lake about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south
of Kibish. The 330-foot-thick (100-meter-thick) ...as smaller, flood sediments were deposited farther south
and rocks at Kibish were eroded.) No other sediments on land have been found to record wet and dr...
Prehistoric jawbone reveals evolution repeating itself
...cestor some 200 million years ago. At a dig on the south
coast of the Australian state of Victoria, paleontologists found a lower jawbone of the world's oldest-known monotreme, Teinolophos trusleri, a small primitive mammal much like today's shrew. "The ear bones are still attached to the lower jaw, which ...
Arid Australian interior linked to landscape burning by ancient humans
...es of rain annually to the north coast as it moves south
from Asia, only about 13 inches of rain now falls on the continent's interior each year, said Miller, also a CU-Boulder geological sciences professor. Lake Eyre, a deep-water lake in the continent's interior that was filled by regular monsoon rains ...
Shedding feathers early may enhance sex appeal, new songbird study shows
...their tail feathers at areas up to 2000 kilometers south
of their breeding grounds. By measuring stable hydrogen isotopes in the newly grown feathers when birds returned the following spring to breed at the Queen's University Biology Station north of Kingston, the researchers were able to determine the app...
Hudson's Bay Company fur trapping policies set stage for modern environmental struggles
...by launching another farm at Fort Nisqually at the south
end of Puget Sound. At the same time, Simpson acted to squelch competition from American traders who could legally operate in what was then called the Oregon country. One of his main concerns was creating a buffer to protect the company's richest b...
A new tiger subspecies?
... India in the west to Sumatra and Indonesia in the south
to Siberia in the east. Today, the ongoing stresse... the Russian far east (Siberian, or Amur, tigers), south
China, northern Indochina, the Malaya Peninsula, Sumatra, and the Indian subcontinent. Some of the a...
Science to restore the nation's ecosystems
...bes, pollen, and probably seeds and insects to all south
Florida environments. Dust-borne elements can also...ts of dust borne nutrients, toxics, and exotics on south
Florida. Previous studies show that about half the atmospheric particles that settle in south
Argo robotic instrument network now covers most of the globe
...tly increased the number of floats deployed in the south
Pacific Ocean. The new data has allowed Roemmich to make new observations about the area's ocean circulation and how currents have become stronger since last measured by ship-based techniques in the 1990s. Other scientists are finding new ways ...
Say goodbye to Rudolph and other reindeer if global warming continues
...d of the Pleistocene the animals were found as far south
as northern Spain and northern Italy in Europe. In North America they ranged into northern Mississippi in the southeastern United States and in into southern Idaho in the West. Grayson said the idea of looking at summer temperature as a driving fac...
Ancient fossil offers new clues to brown bears past
...te from Beringia to areas of the continent further south
was blocked by continental glaciers, so brown bear...tled up in Beringia. The oldest brown bear fossils south
of Beringia, in areas like southern Canada and the northern U.S., are about 12,000-13,000 years old,...
Avian cholera could spread from Great Salt Lake
...eat Salt Lake, Utah, could spread as birds migrate south
for the winter, the agency announced today. Last week, USGS scientists isolated Pasteurella multocida, the bacterium that causes avian cholera, from dead grebes that were sent to the USGS National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis. USGS scientis...
Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself
... monitoring in Africa, coastal area mapping in the south
of Chile and archaeological projects in Spain. Proba's additional payload The other imager on board Proba is the compact HRC, which has an even higher spatial resolution of five metres, acquiring monochromatic images with an area of 25 square ki...
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