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Evolution: fish select for the survival of teh fittest
An important breakthrough has been made in determining the forces responsible for the evolution of populations in nature. By studying wild populations of grayling (a close relative of salmon), Mikko Koskinen and Craig Primmer at the University of Helsinki and Thrond Haugen at the University of Oslo found that natural selection, a force suggested by Charles Darwin in `The Origin of Species`, was... View News Article (2002-10-30)

Study of 2004 tsunami forces rethinking of giant earthquake theory
The Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of Dec. 26, 2004, was one of the worst natural disasters in history, largely because of the devastating tsunami that followed. View News Article (2006-03-06)

A vision to establish the UK as a global leader in oceanography
A vision for the future of Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC) is revealed today by the Director designate, Professor Edward Hill. View News Article (2004-12-17)

Deakin University has developed a prototype tasty snack food with special health benefits
Dr Russell Keast, a senior lecturer in the school of exercise and nutrition sciences, has developed a new snack food with a parmesan cheese cracker, organic mashed potato and special healthy additives. View News Article (2006-06-27)

Is Your Drinking Water Safe?
Lake Bloomington is a major source of drinking water for residents of Bloomington, IL, and has a history of nitrate concentrations that exceed safe levels. Because Lake Bloomington has a record of elevated nitrate levels, local residents are concerned over their drinking water quality. View News Article (2008-02-29)

Working memory retains visual details despite distractions
The ability to retain memory about the details of a natural scene is unaffected by the distraction of another activity and this information is retained in "working memory". View News Article (2006-01-20)

Climate models help scientists understand global shifts in water availability
USGS scientists have a clearer picture of global shifts in water availability after examining a century of streamflow measurements from 165 locations around the world. View News Article (2005-11-17)

Biodiversity conservation may help reduce the impacts of natural disasters - UNU
As ministers meet at the Eighth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-8), the United Nations University (UNU) urges governments to incorporate the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) findings in national planning processes and poverty reduction strategies to promote ecosystem services that may help reduce the extreme effects of natural... View News Article (2006-03-30)

Velociraptor had feathers
A new look at some old bones have shown that velociraptor, the dinosaur made famous in the movie Jurassic Park, had feathers. A paper describing the discovery, made by paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History and the Field Museum of Natural History, appears in the Sept. 21 issue of the journal Science. View News Article (2007-09-21)

DNA size a crucial factor in genetic mutations, study finds
Researchers at Stanford University have created a larger-than-normal DNA molecule that is copied almost as efficiently as natural DNA. View News Article (2005-10-27)

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