Articles by Shweta Iyer

egret
How The Cattle Egret Is Gradually Overpopulating Parts Of Brazil
May 11, 2014 12:03 PM E
The cattle egret is an invasive bird that is able to adapt to almost any climate, and now it's overpopulating Brazil.
gas mask
Air Quality Sensors Help Government Counter Bioterrorism; Could Detect Anthrax In The Air
May 11, 2014 11:39 AM E
Post 9/11, the U.S. government has ramped up efforts to prevent another attack, including bioterrorism. Air quality sensors can help detect dangerous pathogens, and will help save lives.
dead sea
How A Salt-Loving Fungus Survives In The Dead Sea
May 11, 2014 10:41 AM E
The Dead Sea isn't completely dead. It's actually a thriving ecosystem for bacteria, algae, and fungi. In a new study, scientists learn how some fungi live in such salty conditions.
bee biodiversity
More Species Of Bees Pollinate Crops, Making Blueberry Farms See Increased Yield
May 09, 2014 17:06 PM E
Blueberries are good examples of insect pollinated plants. Recent research shows that bees not only help in proliferation but also aid in production of larger berries and more seeds.
salmon
New Genomic Method Can Be Used To Study The Effect Of Salmon Breeding On Environment
May 08, 2014 17:13 PM E
A new method of analyzing the sediments known as "DNA barcoding" has been developed by Swiss researchers that study impacts on micro-organisms found in the sediments and provides indicators for environmental changes that may be occurring as a result of salmon breeding.
dinosaur
Dinosaur Ancestors Of Birds Shrunk In Size To Survive
May 07, 2014 17:53 PM E
Dinosaurs that evolved into birds were able to maintain their lineage because shrinking their bodies may have helped them adapt to changing ecology through their evolution.
penquin
New Type Of Avian Influenza Virus Found In Antarctic Penguins
May 07, 2014 17:43 PM E
Chicken and other farm birds are known carriers of avian influenza virus. But now it seems that penguins in faraway Antarctica may also be susceptible to this virus.
ancient crater
Ancient Crater Found In Canada: Meteorite Thought To Be Responsible For Huge Crater Found In Alberta, Canada
May 07, 2014 10:30 AM E
A crater in Canada may have been caused by meteorite strike.
streptococcus
Bacterial Recombination Helps Build Antibiotic Resistance
May 04, 2014 15:25 PM E
Bacteria may become antibiotic resistant after going through a process called recombination, during which they pick up genes from other, dead bacteria.
Swedish lake
Chemical Compositions Of Lakes Leaves Clues To How Global Warming Will Affect Underwater Ecosystems
May 04, 2014 14:05 PM E
By testing the chemical compositions of lakes, a team of scientists will be able to see how global warming affects underwater ecosystems.
volcanoes
Predicting How Volcanoes Will Erupt May Save Millions Of Lives
May 04, 2014 13:21 PM E
Understanding the way that volcanoes erupt may help scientists predict where lava will flow, thus saving millions of lives.
lasers
A New Technique For Measuring Microscopic Temperatures
May 04, 2014 13:18 PM E
A new technique for measuring temperatures at the nanoscale looks at how objects collide with air molecules to gauge temperature differences.
global warming
100 Years Of Global Warming Shows That Temperature Changes Have Been Inconsistent
May 04, 2014 13:11 PM E
A new analysis of 100 years-worth of temperature changes across the globe has found that they have been relatively inconsistent, depending on where in the world you look.
glacier
Glacial Activity Measured By Earthquake Monitoring Systems Can Be Very Useful
May 01, 2014 15:55 PM E
The current earthquake monitoring system could be "tweaked" to target the dynamic movement of Alaskan glaciers.
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