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Genetics, Wildlife, Biodiversity, Acadia, Maine

Genetic Diversity Study Of Wildlife In Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park has been awarded grants for a pioneering genetic diversity study of wildlife to be conducted by The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor and the federal Cooperative Park Studies Unit at the University of Maine.

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Wildlife, Conservation, Coral, Reefs, Belize, Kenya

Society Studies Splendor of Coral, Brooklyn to Belize

With 1997 designated as the International Year of the Reef by marine scientists and conservationists, coral conservationissues have taken center stage. Recognizing the importance of these reef systems as one of the world's greatest habitats, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) targets coral conservation in both hemispheres, coupled with the Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation's coral breeding lab in New York.

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Medicine, Technology, LIFE, SCI, Social, PHYS

New Scientist Press Release

Press release of issue dated February 22 for New Scientist: 1) Web Bank Robbers Poised To Pounce; 2) A Cheeky Little Powder And It Travels Well; 3) Go On Then, Have The Broccoli If You Must; 4) Did Lax Officials Let Britons Drink A Deadly Pint?; 5) Jaws Bids For Olympic Glory; 6) Cracking The Code Of Custom Drugs; 7) Planes At Risk From Space Intruders; 8) Mighty Mouse Takes On Hepatitis; 9) Best Noses In Town ; #10: An Awfully Deep Adventure; 11) Australia's Giant Lab; 12) Welcome To Clusterworld

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Sperm, Whales, Giant, Squid, Crittercam, Bioacoustics, National, Geographic

Bioacousticians track whales hunting giant squid

When the National Geographic Society hunt for living giant squid sends sperm whales with video cameras to the ocean depths this month off New Zealand's South Island, the camerawhales will be tracked by the Cornell University Bioacoustics Research program. Distinctive click sounds produced by diving sperm whales will reveal their whereabouts to an array of hydrophones hanging vertically in the water, using Cornell equipment that pinpoints sound sources.

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Computers, Communication

Awards: Can Computers Communicate Like People Do?

A set of 15 awards in a new $10 million program led by the National Science Foundation -- Speech, Text, Image and Multimedia Advanced Technology Effort (STIMULATE) -- will fund university researchers investigating human communication and seeking to improve our interaction with computers.

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Biodiversity, Biodiversity Prospecting, Conservation, Pharmaceutical Products, Contingent Valuation

Shopping Nature for New Products Offers Few Incentives for Conservation

Conservation advocates may be overstating the promise of biodiversity prospecting -- the search for new products among genes found in wild organisms that may be of potential commercial value -- as a mechanism for financing the conservation of biological diversity, according to a new article published in Resources, the quarterly publication of Resources for the Future.

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Los, Alamos, Materials, Technology, Construction, Concrete

Catching Concrete Flaws Early

Los Alamos scientists have developed a simple, environmentally friendly test that can spot flaws in concrete long before visible signs of failure become apparent. The test, which involves special chemical dyes, could replace a current one that uses uranyl nitrate with its special environmental headaches.

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Silicon, Surface, Images, High, Resolution, Electron, Micrscope

Clearest Images To Date Of Silicon Surface

Silicaon is one of the most common elements on earth, yet its surface structure is probably the most complicated of all --- a three-layered geometric construction of atoms with tiny holes at the peaks. Researchers at Northwestern University and the NEC Corporation in Japan have made the clearest images to date of this complex surface.

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Tigers, Conservation, Wildlife, Ecology

WCS, WWF Unveil Tiger Strategy

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will unveil a new strategy for conserving tigers at the Zoological Society of London symposium, "Tigers 2000." The meeting, scheduled for February 20-21, will bring together many of the world's top tiger experts.

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Medicine

Education, Psychology, Grades, Personality, men, Dependency

Dependent Personality Linked to Higher GPA

Men with dependent personalities are more likely to have a significantly higher grade-point average than men with non-dependent personalities. That's according to research on the topic by Robert F. Bornstein, professor of psychology at Gettysburg College, PA.







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