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January 2015

Reproducing The White Rhino - January 20, 2015
Veterinarians at the San Diego Zoo who breed white rhinoceroses are finding themselves, well, on the horns of a dilemma. Their female white rhinos aren't reproducing -- and no one's sure why. There are five species of rhinos. In the w...

Environmentally Friendly Public Buildings - January 19, 2015
What is green and gold and read all over? Give up? It's Southern California's Santa Monica Public Library. Allow me to explain. Like many cities with aging public buildings, Santa Monica knew its library badly needed new digs. But,...

Waves Of Energy - January 16, 2015
Interest in developing new sources of renewable energy is on the rise, and scientists at Florida Atlantic University are going with the flow. They're installing an underwater turbine 15 miles off Florida's coast, to capture the energy of...

Mystery Cat - January 15, 2015
Deep in a Borneo rainforest, a mysterious catlike creature pads across the jungle floor. It has dark red fur, a bushy tail, and could be the first new carnivore discovered there in more than 100 years. Aside from that, little is known about it. Be...

Buzzing Bees Move Elephants - January 14, 2015
If you ever need to shoo a herd of elephants out of your backyard, new research suggests that you may want to unleash: The bees! While their fear of mice is just a cartoon-based myth, African elephants do appear to have a phobia of nature's buzz...

How Invasive Fish Travel - January 13, 2015
By 1999 the Round Goby, a harmless-looking little bug-eyed fish from the Black Sea, was found in all five of the Great Lakes. And it was wreaking havoc on the local eco-system. The only good thing scientists could say about the Goby was that it at...

Great Lakes Invaded By Goby - January 12, 2015
In April of 1990, biologist David Jude pulled a little bug-eyed fish from the Saint Claire River near Detroit. It was a Round Goby. Immediately, alarm bells went off in Jude's head. What was a Goby doing here? This was North America, not the ...

Hydrogen Fuel Cells - January 9, 2015
Hydrogen fuel cells could make for a better car. Proponents say if we can get past the technology's many hurdles, at a cost people can afford, they could cut carbon dioxide emissions significantly. The primary hurdle is storage. Hydrogen m...

Hydrogen And Egg Shells - January 8, 2015
Engineers at Ohio State University are cracking up over a new way of separating gasses. And they've possibly created a new process to produce a cleaner burning fuel, hydrogen, while they're at it. It starts by combining a gasified fossil...

Health And Pollution - January 7, 2015
The latest air pollution discovery reads like a murder mystery. Thousands died from strokes and heart attacks within 24 hours after jumps in particulate matter air pollution. Too small to be filtered out by the nose or mouth, these tiny pieces of ...

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