Monthly Archives: September 2011

Around the world in 60 seconds: Incredible time-lapse video from the International Space Station

By OLIVER PICKUP The Daily Mail (UK) 20th September 2011 It took Phileas Fogg 80 days to circumnavigate the world but, thanks to the wonders of technology, it is now possible to do it in just a minute. This whirlwind … Continue reading

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Video Gamers solve decade old AIDS puzzle in ten days

Using the spatial-based game Foldit, in less than two weeks gamers managed to decipher the complex structure of M-PMV, an AIDS-like enzyme that has stumped scientists for over a decade. By RYAN FLEMING digitaltrends.com SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 The next time … Continue reading

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Scientists Reveal How Hummingbirds Sing with Their Tail Feathers

By Staff International Business Times September 10, 2011 The hummingbird, one of the smallest birds famous for its mid-air hovering, has its name derived from a hum it produces during the male hummingbird’s courtship ritual. The exact source of its … Continue reading

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Huge Australian bushfires ignited rare plant growth

By Wendy Zukerman www.newscientist.com 19 September 2011 Rare plants are springing up in an Australian park ravaged by bushfires – plants that had never been recorded there before the fire. The astonishing revival is providing new insights into the way … Continue reading

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Students grow from community experience

http://youtu.be/LZv-yB6ug3A By Britteny Dee www.statenews.com 09/06/2011 This summer, Michael Malloy left the green of MSU’s campus to introduce an environmental initiative in Metro Detroit. Malloy, a social relations and policy sophomore, spent his summer working in Detroit suburb Highland Park, … Continue reading

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Marine scientists call for industrial deep-sea fishing ban

By Juliet Eilperin September 7, 2011 The Washington Post Industrial fishing in the deep sea should be banned because it has depleted fish stocks that take longer to recover than other species, according to a paper by an international team … Continue reading

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Is economic growth incompatible with sustainable development?

By Jo Confino Guardian Professional Network guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 7 September 2011 It is easier to point out the problems than find a systemic solution, but it is vital that we are able to articulate a better future In the next … Continue reading

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THE STICKY PROBLEMS WITH TAR SANDS

By Cristen Conger news.discovery.com Sep 2, 2011 Actress Darryl Hannah and NASA scientist James Hansen are just two of the more than 800 environmental protesters that have been arrested in front of the White House this week. The crowd has … Continue reading

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‘The noise rang in my head for hours': Incredible photos of 1.3million geese taking off on their migration home

By Staff DAILY MAIL (UK) September 3, 2011 These amazing images show a landscape dominated by a huge gathering of snow geese, as 1.3million of them descend on a single wildlife park. There are so many geese they appear to … Continue reading

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