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NOAA bans commercial harvesting of krill

... Administration (NOAA) today published a final rule in the Federal Register prohibiting the ... of California, Oregon, and Washington. The rule goes into effect on August 12, 2009. Krill are ... Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Today's rule implements Amendment 12 to the FMP and is ...

Texas researchers provide emissions data for livestock industry

... Cattle Feeders Association vice president. The rule applies to operations that can emit 100 pounds or ... and local emergency responders. But with the rule came no guidelines on how to gather that ... and Kansas State University. "The EPA rule basically gave these livestock operations one ...

NOAA proposes rule to prevent commercial harvesting of krill

... NOAAs Fisheries Service issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register to prohibit the future ... no commercial fishing for krill, this proposed rule would prohibit any future harvesting or ... NOAA Fisheries Service has issued this proposed rule to implement Amendment 12 to the Coastal Pelagic ...

Carnivores in recent study help Bergmann's rule reach the 21st century

... Bergmann's rule is one of the most studied and controversial ... team of researchers have analyzed Bergmann's rule in European carnivore mammals. Their approch ... a unified framework to interpret Bergmann's rule across different taxonomic levels (within and ...

AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 6, 2007

... 5. A universal rule for the timing of repeating earthquakes? In ... earthquake repeat times, and that a universal rule governing recurrence intervals of repeating ... tectonic settings. Title: Towards a universal rule in the recurrence interval scaling of repeating ...

First 'rule' of evolution suggests that life is destined to become more complex

... Scientists have revealed what may well be the first pervasive rule of evolution. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National ... in parallel. This is the nearest thing to a pervasive evolutionary rule thats been found. Of course, there are exceptions within the ...

Group led by Stanford physicist says there's an urgent need for nuclear detectives

... tell the presidentand the worldwhere the bomb fuel came from, or at least rule out some suspects. Nuclear forensics can make a difference, May said in ... or DNA, May said, but would in most cases allow officials to at least rule out or in broad classes of possible sources. Tracing bomb material to ...

Slow-motion video study shows shrews are highly sophisticated predators

... identify the specific detection methods that the tiny hunters use and to rule out some others. By recording audible and ultrasonic calls, the researchers were able to rule out the possibility that the tiny shrews use sonar, echolocation or ...

Air quality forecasts see future in space

... NASA satellites are helping researchers evaluate the Clean Air Interstate rule instituted in 2005 by the EPA. The rule calls for eastern U.S. power plants to cut sulfur dioxide and nitrogen ...

Balzan Foundation announces 2007 winners

... books, writings, articles and court decisions in defence of the rule of law and human rights; for her leading role in strengthening and ... receive the Balzan Prize on 23 November in Berne (in compliance with the rule of alternation between the Italian and the Swiss capitals). It is ...

DNA computation gets logical at the Weizmann Institute of Science

... by Aristotle over 2000 years ago as a simple ifthen proposition: 'All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal.' When fed a rule (All men are mortal) and a fact (Socrates is a man), the computer answered the question 'Is Socrates Mortal?' correctly. The team went on to set up ...

1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity

... The paper, "Maximal Voluntary Fingertip Force Production is Not Limited by Movement Speed in Combined Motion and Force Tasks," goes on to discuss and rule out several possible explanations for the result, including differing levels of dexterity by the subjects, non-linear responses by muscles, and ...

Chemical in blood may explain susceptibility to bladder pain

... recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and pelvis, and often both an urgent and frequent need to urinate. A diagnosis typically follows tests to rule out other diseases, such as infections or cancer. No diagnostic test currently exists for IC, and the cause is unknown. Treatments range from oral ...

Researchers from around the globe coming to K-State June 21 for workshop on Fusarium fungus

... that more than 1,000 researchers worldwide work on Fusarium , a common fungus found on plants, in soil and in the air worldwide. "The simplest rule is that if it is green, there is a Fusarium that will be able to attack it," he said. Leslie said that the potency of the fungus lies in the ...

A genetic link to premature ejaculation

... in a group of two hundred men. The new data from Finland independently show a genetic link to premature ejaculation in a much larger group, and rule out environmental factors. Faculty of 1000 Medicine member David Goldmeier notes that the increasing evidence for a genetic cause of premature ...

Songbird study from CSHL, CCNY provides concrete measure of biology's impact on culture

... with a strong bias that wild-type song culture would spontaneously emerge." His colleagues, the experimentalists, were careful to design the study to rule out potential artifacts. "There were all manner of environmental factors the presence of the females, for instance that could have changed the ...

Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases

... leading cause of death in the country. In the study, none of the family members without the ACTA2 defect had any vascular disease, helping to rule out other genetic or environmental causes. In four families, members younger than age 20 suffered a stroke and five strokes resulted from Moyamoya ...

Native Americans descended from a single ancestral group, DNA study confirms

... long stretches of DNA surrounding it, including the functionless 9-repeat allele, would be carried along with the beneficial allele. To rule out these possibilities, the research team, which was headed by Noah Rosenberg at the University of Michigan, scrutinized DNA samples of people from ...

Translating the conversation between the brain and blood vessels

... said of one aspect of her work. "We believe this is due to something about the obese state: We don't know what that is, but we're starting to rule things out." Indeed, the Schreihofer laboratory has already answered one question: Does hypertension occur because the brain loses its ability to ...

Study: Health undervalued in reproductive rights debate

... consider it in their decisions." Burkstrand-Reid says women's health will remain at risk even if President Obama rescinds a federal conscience rule this month, as expected. Several states have their own laws on the books, she said, and others may consider legislation to fill the federal void. ...

Children who are dissatisfied with their appearance often have problems with their peer group

... with one's appearance is one of the most important prerequisites for a positive self image. However, in today's appearance culture it is the rule rather than the exception that children and young people are dissatisfied with their appearance. Those children who are teased or subject to ...

Relationships in rank and file

... into account during the comparison. This idea should be generally applicable in other areas of sequence searching and sequence analysis. The rule for both genes and proteins is: their function is primarily based on the sequence of their DNA or amino acid components. Genes with similar sequences ...

Scientists find black gold amidst overlooked data

... in Massachusetts. "Scientists might be able to use this to forensically study old spills, to watch how new ones evolve in real time, and to rule out a spill when there is none. Ultimately, this could lead to a better use of our public resources." The technique could be useful for detecting ...

Good liquid, bad liquid

... determination on the best way to use the technology. Researchers hope to have the machines detecting dangerous fluids by 2012, and the "3-1-1" rule may eventually become a thing of the past. ...

February 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... to the way the El Nio Southern Oscillation produces intermittent changes in Pacific Ocean temperatures and rainfall. Perron and Huybers do not rule out the possibility that the layers they observe are part of an orbital signature, and they note that new data from current and future Mars missions ...

CSHL scientists clarify editing error underlying genetic neurodegenerative disease

... between U1 and its target RNA occurs only when the RNA bases in U1 and the target line up in a unique way," explains Roca. "We now find that this rule sometimes has exceptions." The CSHL team has now demonstrated that U1 is more flexible in its binding than previously thought. Instead of only ...

Arctic heats up more than other places

... variability. The past tells us that when thresholds in the climate system are crossed, climate change can be very large and very fast. We cannot rule out that human induced climate change will trigger such events in the future. "By integrating research on the past 65 million years of climate ...

How chromosomes meet in the dark -- Switch that turns on X chromosome matchmaking

... or Turner's Syndrome. In our cells most genes are expressed from both types of each chromosome linked gene, but the most notable exception to this rule are X-linked genes in female mammals. During embryo development, in a step necessary to survival, one of the X chromosomes is silenced in each female ...

Light pollution offers new global measure of coral reef health

... that would seem insignificant to humans can be incredibly significant to marine organisms and even terrestrial organisms," Longcore said. As a rule of thumb, artificial light tends to benefit predators, which is why many organisms rely on darkness to maximize their odds of survival. Light can ...

Transporting broiler chickens could spread antibiotic-resistant organisms

... find some antibiotic-resistant organisms since it's pretty clear that the transportation conditions for these chickens are not closed or contained," rule said. "Our study shows that there is a real exposure potential, especially during the summer months, when people are driving with the windows down; ...

Methylmercury warning

... Grandjean emphasizes that little research has been carried out into the effects of other neurotoxic chemicals. "Until there is enough evidence to rule out effects of certain chemicals on the developing nervous system, a cautious approach would involve strict regulation of suspected developmental ...

Forest peoples' rights key to reducing emissions from deforestation

... Conference organizers worry that REDD could fuel corruption and provoke tensions and land grab situations unless good governance, policies and the rule of law are first put in place. "Indigenous peoples are rightly concerned about how these new investments could affect their access to the forests ...

Florida's 'worm grunters' collect bait worms by inadvertently imitating mole sounds

... outdoor bin, fill it with 300 worms, and wait for thunderstorms. Even in very heavy downpours, only 1-2 worms came out in an hour. That seemed to rule out the hypothesis that worm grunting mimics the sound of rainfall. Finally, Catania compared the vibrations produced by worm grunting and those of ...

Human Microbiome Project awards funds for technology development, data analysis and ethical research

... Tools Daniel Haft, Ph.D., J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Md.; $1.6 million (3 years); Algorithmically Tuned Protein Families, rule Base and Characterized Proteins Robin Knight, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; $1.1 million (3 years); New Tools for Understanding the ...

University professor stresses links between US Navy sonar and whale strandings

... India, China and the Caribbean as well as the United Kingdom. Though Parsons believes that there is a good chance the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in favor of the Navy, he thinks there is a chance for a win-win situation on both sides. "If the Navy uses proper mitigation efforts, it can still ...

Food for thought -- regulating energy supply to the brain during fasting

... financial climate has taught us anything, it's that a system where over-borrowing goes unchecked eventually ends in disaster. It turns out this rule applies as much to our bodies as it does to economics. Instead of cash, our body deals in energy borrowed from muscle and given to the brain. ...

Cross kingdom conflicts on a beetle's back

... We can look into other bacterial genomes and investigate other anti-fungal processes." Suspecting that this symbiotic dynamic is far more the rule than the exception, Clardy and Currie are investigating other insect species as well to see how universal this "story arc" is. ...

8 National Medals of Science awardees to be honored at gala, then the White House

... of tomorrow. Mostafa El-Sayed, an Egyptian-American chemical physicist and leading nanoscience researcher, is known for the spectroscopy rule named after him, the "El-Sayed Rule." He is currently the Julius Brown Chair and Regents Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia ...

Fires regenerate African grassland

... selected an area measuring 500 by 500 metres in Etosha National Park because it has one dominant grass species and because it was possible to rule out interference such as grazing and other human influences. Etosha National Park in the north of Namibia is the second largest nature reserve in ...

No helicopter moms among Rutgers mutant mice

... can profoundly change important behaviors for the survival of progeny and the species," he said. The researchers conducted several experiments to rule out other reasons why the mutant mice were slow to retrieve pups. They ruled out diminished olfactory perception, as both normal and mutant mice ...
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