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A recipe for dog bite injuries: Kids, dogs and warm weather

...ral anesthesia. Dog bites increased as the weather warmed, the researchers found, and a family pet was the culprit in 27 percent of the injuries. pit bull terriers were the breed most commonly reported or identified as the attacker, because of their notoriety. However, Behar notes that the breed of ...

Over 1,000 species discovered in the Greater Mekong in past decade

... rat, for example, thought to be extinct 11 million years ago, was first encountered by scientists in a local food market, while the Siamese Peninsula pit viper was found slithering through the rafters of a restaurant in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. "This report cements the Greater Mekong's rep...

Duke study pinpoints potential 'green collar' job growth in US

... Defense Fund (EDF), one of the report's sponsors. "It's concrete evidence of the link between U.S. jobs and climate solutions." "While some seek to pit the environment against economic growth, we see economic opportunity in the solutions to the climate crisis," added Bob Baugh, executive director of t...

Salmon smolt survival similar in Columbia and Fraser rivers

...(PIT) tag data to evaluate survival between the upper and lower most dams. Tens of thousands of smolts in the upper river are routinely implanted with pit tags by a number of resource agencies and the data is available online. Below Bonneville Dam and in the Fraser River they had to use acoustic tags, wh...

Scientists achieve first tracking of salmon from headwaters in Rockies through Pacific to Alaska

... fish migrate between fresh and salt water." pit tags The technologies used for the POST study ...dropower system. Though reliable and smaller, pit tags are very short-range, comparable in function ...nies to speed customers through gas stations. The pit system requires fish to be funnelled through struc...

Nanoscale coating protect products -- and the economy

...ocked. "It is intrinsic to the material," says Carolyn Aita, a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee (UWM). "A pit can begin to develop from a physiochemical defect in the steel itself." The pitting is cause for concern for industry because it can progress and ...

Seeing through the skin

...helping the blind regain sight and even read. Skin vision is not uncommon in nature. Plants orient themselves to light, and some animals -- such as pit vipers, who use infrared vision, and reptiles, who possess skin sensors -- can "see" without the use of eyes. Skin vision in humans is likely a natura...

Old growth giants limited by water-pulling ability

... water flows through the porous edges of the membrane, but if there's an air bubble in one tracheid, the membrane moves to the side and blocks off the pit so air bubbles can't spread. Although it's important to allow water to pass efficiently from one wood cell to the next, air bubbles would block wat...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 9, 2008

...us snakes produce venom that differs distinctly from one geographic area to another, the first study of the "snake venomics" of one of the most common pit vipers in Latin America has found. The study is scheduled for the August 1 issue of ACS' monthly Journal of Proteome Research . In the new study, ...

Conservation strategies must shift with global environmental change, says CU-Boulder study

...e year, warm season grasses emerge and fill into a lush stand of tall grass prairie, he said. A second Boulder County example is a reclaimed gravel pit where managers added low-budget topsoil and a mix of nine native grass species with widely varying moisture tolerances, he said. "The grassland that ...

Vega main engine test in Kourou

... Taking advantage of its similar dimensions, the propellant casting for the P80 is carried out at the Guiana Propellant Plant in Kourou, in the same pit as the 100-tonne lower segments of Ariane 5's solid boosters. However, instead of the steel outer structure used for the Ariane boosters, the P80 has ...

For Pacific white shrimp, gender matters when competing for food

...than the adult females of the same age. "Both size and gender are important factors in acquiring food," says study author Dustin Moss, "but when you pit male against female, gender becomes more important." Moss says this supports the theory that female shrimp aren’t larger because they eat more food, b...

New evidence of early horse domestication

...enriched soils inside what appear to be the remains of horse corrals beside pit houses, matches what would be expected from Earth once enriched by horse ma...ties in the soils. With this they were able to identify the locations of 54 pit houses and dozens of post moulds where vertical posts once stood. Some of t...

Snakes' virtual glasses, leopard spots and all-optical transistors

...the dark, snakes on a plane (at least those of the pit viper and boa varieties) could keep a close watch ...hanks to small cavities near their snouts known as pit organs. The organs are sensitive to the infrared r...its, and Samuel L. Jackson. An optical analysis of pit organs suggests that snakes shouldn't be able to u...

Typhoid fever led to the fall of Athens

... and colleagues using DNA collected from teeth from an ancient Greek burial pit points to typhoid fever as the disease responsible for this devastating epi... implicated in the emergence and spread of this epidemic. A mass burial pit unearthed in the Kerameikos ancient cemetery of Athens and dated back to th...

Skull study sheds light on dinosaur diversity

... With their long necks and tails, sauropod dinosaurs---famous as the Sinclair gasoline logo and Fred Flintstone's gravel pit tractor---are easy to recognize, in part because they all seem to look alike. The largest animals known to have walked the earth, sauropods were co...

Researchers develop assay that could be applied to drug screening

...is, simultaneously measured the minute movements made by coated pits as they invaginated and detected membrane scission, the process by which a coated pit is converted into a clathrin coated vesicle. In further experiments, the researchers showed how proteins linked to the actin framework of the cell are...

Are rice and wheat behind China's population boom?

...nly was millet grown, but rice was apparently the prevalent food source, and wheat was also on the scene. The discovery of wheat - excavated from a pit among ancient house ruins and garbage dumps - was especially intriguing. The Chinese were not known to have contact with western Asia - the likely sou...
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