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Shark attack worries? Driving to the beach is more deadly

...akes big headlines. The drive you will make to the beach is far more dangerous, but an auto accident that k...fe at the beach. To put your mind at ease, go to a beach that has lifeguards. They should be looking for possible sharks. "Shark attacks are like airplane c...

New HIV drug candidate developed in Sweden

...akes big headlines. The drive you will make to the beach is far more dangerous, but an auto accident that k...fe at the beach. To put your mind at ease, go to a beach that has lifeguards. They should be looking for possible sharks. "Shark attacks are like airplane c...

Agilent Technologies introduces advanced zebrafish, mouse microarrays for stem cell and developmental biology research

...akes big headlines. The drive you will make to the beach is far more dangerous, but an auto accident that k...fe at the beach. To put your mind at ease, go to a beach that has lifeguards. They should be looking for possible sharks. "Shark attacks are like airplane c...

Beach pollution is worst during new and full moon

...ycles and seasonal rainfall. This complexity makes beach water monitoring difficult, with levels of bacteri...levels vary the most between high and low tides, a beach is twice as likely to be out of compliance with water quality standards. Spring tides are exceptiona...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

... "If we can train condors to find sites along the beach where there are seals and sea lions all the time, then they'll frequent those spots and it will get them off some of the terrestrial sources with lead poisoning," Chamberlain concludes. "It would be fabulous some day to see condors feeding all along ...

Wrinkled membranes create novel drug-delivery system

...the capsules to crumple and collapse like deflated beach balls, releasing the drug. "The release rate can be controlled by the amount of wrinkling that occurs," said Chaieb, who also is a professor of bioengineering and a researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. "And the am...

Marine 'dead zone' off Oregon is spreading

...s of dead Dungeness crab have been reported on the beach as far north as Kalaloch. Numerous species of bottom fish have been found dead on the beach south of the Quinault River in Washington. In Oregon, the most vulnerable area in recent years has ...

Exxon Valdez oil found in tidal feeding grounds of ducks, sea otters

...fortunately, because much of this oil is buried in beach sediments and not exposed to weathering and other elements that might degrade it, it could remain hazardous to wildlife for decades." The Exxon Valdez stuck an underwater rock formation on March 24, 1989, spilling 11 million gallons of heavy crude ...

All the eggs in one basket

...vation implications of historic sea turtle nesting beach loss," appears in the August issue of Frontiers in...vation implications of historic sea turtle nesting beach lossLoren McClenachan, Jeremy Jackson and Marah Newman (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)Frontier...

Microbe fixes nitrogen at a blistering 92 C

...ated from geothermally heated sand near an Italian beach and fixes nitrogen at temperatures up to 64 C. Nitrogen is necessary for all life because it is an essential part of amino acids and proteins. To be used by organisms, gaseous nitrogen must be converted to other compounds, or "fixed," which can onl...

By 2048 all current fish, seafood species projected to collapse

...e diversity also appeared to increase the risks of beach closures, harmful algal blooms (red tide, for example), oxygen depletion, fish kills and coastal flooding. "The good news is that it is not too late to turn things around," Worm said. The scientists studied 48 areas worldwide that have been protect...

QUT scientists on the way to sifting out a cure for HIV

...logy," he said. "Titania is a compound found in beach sand and alumina is an intermediate product of aluminium which is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust. "Australia is the largest producer of alumina and titania in the world meaning we can make nano-mesh relatively easily and chea...

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