Streaming Sand Grains Help Define Essence Of A Liquid

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Enlarged microscopic image of sand grains

University of Chicago researchers recently showed that dry granular materials such as sands, seeds and grains have properties similar to liquid, forming water-like droplets when poured from a given source. The finding could be important to a wide range of industries that use “fluidized” dry particles for oil refining, plastics manufacturing and pharmaceutical production.

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Wildlife Faces Cancer Threat

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Animals all around the globe are dying from fibropapillomatosis,
a disease that causes tumors on the skin

While cancer touches the lives of many humans, it is also a major threat to wild animal populations as well, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Continue reading… “Wildlife Faces Cancer Threat”

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Hunters Are Depleting Lion And Cougar Populations, Study Finds

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Sport hunters are depleting lion and cougar populations as managers respond to demands to control predators that threaten livestock and humans.

Sport hunters are depleting lion and cougar populations as managers respond to demands to control predators that threaten livestock and humans, according to a study published in the June 17 issue of PLoS One. The study was led by Craig Packer, a University of Minnesota professor and authority on lion behavior, who worked with an international team of conservationists.

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Not One, But Two Kinds Of Males Found In Invasive Round Goby Fish

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Round goby fish

Scientists have found the existence of two types of males of a fiercely invasive fish spreading through the Great Lakes, which may provide answers as to how they rapidly reproduce.

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Bats Recognize The Individual Voices Of Other Bats

 

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Bats can use the characteristics of other bats’ voices to recognize each other, according to a study by researchers from the University of Tuebingen, Germany and the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz, Germany. The study explains how bats use echolocation for more than just spatial knowledge.

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New Extinct Lemur Species Discovered In Madagascar

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WHICH ONE IS THE LEMUR!!!!!!!

A third species of Palaeopropithecus, an extinct group of large lemurs, has just been uncovered in the northwest of Madagascar by a Franco-Madagascan team. Dubbed Palaeopropithecus kelyus, this new specimen is smaller than the two species of these ‘large sloth lemurs’ already known and its diet made up of harder-textured foodstuffs. This discovery supports the idea of a richer biodiversity in recent prehistory (late Pleistocene and beginning of the Holocene). Continue reading… “New Extinct Lemur Species Discovered In Madagascar”

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