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new york schools help cornell monitor local waterways for invasive species




invasive aquatic species like round goby, asian carp, and sea lamprey are a growing problem in new york state. their presence impacts water quality, food supply, recreation and tourism, as well as human and animal health. early detection is a critical first step in monitoring a species' spread and m...



new york schools help cornell monitor local waterways for invasive species




brooklyn students collect water samples to test for the presence of invasive species. credit: cornell universityinvasive aquatic species like round goby, asian carp, and sea lamprey are a growing problem in new york state. their presence impacts water quality, food supply, recreation and tourism, as...



calls for volunteers to clean up canberra's polluted catchments




canberrans are urged to swap their vacuum cleaners with rubbish pickers this sunday to help clean up the city's polluted waterways.in the wake of a damning report by clean up australia revealing the amount of rubbish in the city's waterways doubled in the 12 months since they were found to be the d...



mating mix-up with wrong fly lowers libido for mr. right




first spotted in the us in the early 1980s, a sexually confused fruit fly called drosophila subobscura may have contributed to a collapse in native fruit flies through misdirected mating attempts. credit: malcolm storey, bioimages.org.uk/if you've ever suffered through a nightmare date and were hesi...



invasive and native marsh grasses may provide similar benefits to protected wetl




an invasive species of marsh grass that spreads, kudzu-like, throughout north american wetlands, may provide similar benefits to protected wetlands as native marsh grasses. according to new research from north carolina state university, the invasive marsh grass's effects on carbon storage, erosion p...



11 of 27 reef fish species in hawaii are overfished




u.s. officials say the first-ever assessment of hawaii's reef fish shows that 11 of 27 species are experiencing some level of overfishing. researchers with the national oceanic and atmospheric administration's pacific islands fisheries science center announced in a statement monday that 11 species i...



cursive is making a comeback: test your handwriting skills




getty images(new york) — cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students who know only keyboarding, texting and printing out their words longhand.alabama and louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schools, the l...



anti-safe schools flyers distributed around perth




anti-safe schools pamphlets distributed to homes in across perth have been branded 'dangerous' by wa lgbti advocacy groups. watoday understand pamphlets have been delivered to homes in gosnells, huntingdale, mandurah, mount lawley, fremantle and rossmoyne in the last four months, and detailed wh...



researchers discovered fungus gnat paradise in peruvian amazonia




image: maneta aligera is one of the new fungus gnats discovered in the peruvian amazonia. view more credit: olavi kurina, university of tartu, estoniafinnish and estonian researchers have discovered and identified 16 new fungus gnat species in the amazonia. the diverse gnat species maintain excepti...



ancient reptile mystery solved as 2 extinct species found to be the same




ichthyosaurs, which are similar-shaped to dolphins and sharks, but are reptiles, swam the seas for millions of years during the triassic, jurassic and cretaceous periods. they were the first, large extinct reptiles brought to the attention of the scientific world. dean lomax, a palaeontologist and h...



ancient reptile mystery solved as 2 extinct species found to be the same




artwork with 'bait ball' ichthyosaur. credit: julio lacerdaichthyosaurs, which are similar-shaped to dolphins and sharks, but are reptiles, swam the seas for millions of years during the triassic, jurassic and cretaceous periods. they were the first, large extinct reptiles brought to the attention o...



study sheds new light on how species extinction affects complex ecosystems




research by the university of southampton has found that methods used to predict the effect of species extinction on ecosystems could be producing inaccurate results. this is because current thinking assumes that when a species vanishes, its role within an environment is lost too.



bird-slaying snakes ravage island forests too: study




the venomous brown treesnake can grow up to three metres in lengtha non-native snake species that has already wiped out most of guam's tree-dwelling birds is also decimating the pacific island's forests, researchers said wednesday. growth of new trees on the us island territory may have dropped by a...



reducing pressure on predators, prey simultaneously is best for species' recover




corvallis, ore. - reducing human pressure on exploited predators and prey at the same time is the best way to help their populations recover, a new study indicates.the findings about synchronous recovery are important because historically about half the attempts at species restoration have amounted ...



new frog from the peruvian andes is the first amphibian named after sir david at




life male holotype of pristimantis attenboroughi. credit: dr. edgar lehrwhile there are already a number of species named after famous british broadcaster and naturalist sir david attenborough, including mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants, both extinct and extant, not until now has the host...



research shows nature can beat back scientific tinkering with genes of entire sp




an artist's conception of a genetically altered mosquito gone rogue. a researcher at ku says it won't happen anytime soon. credit: kent smith, university of kansasrest easy, folks. armies of genetically modified super-species are unlikely to conquer earth anytime soon. in a paper recently appearing ...



selective schools increasingly cater to the most advantaged students




today thousands of year 6 students will sit the selective schools test, hoping to gain entry to one of these top performing high schools. in 2016, selective schools made up eight of the top 10 schools in the higher school certificate  leaderboard. most students sitting for the selective schools t...



most act primary schools fail to improve at national rate




most canberra primary schools failed to improve their students' literacy and numeracy at the same rate as other schools around australia.and two government high schools' students actually had worse writing scores in year 9 than they did two years earlier when they were in year 7. st francis of assis...



research shows nature can beat back scientific tinkering with genes of entire sp




image: an artist's conception of a genetically altered mosquito gone rogue. a researcher at ku says it won't happen anytime soon. view more credit: kent smith | university of kansaslawrence -- rest easy, folks. armies of genetically modified super-species are unlikely to conquer earth anytime soon....



theresa may tells of - personal priority' to keep scotland in uk - this is local




with the union between scotland and england under pressure in the wake of the brexit vote, the prime minister will use a visit north of the border to highlight her commitment to "strengthening and sustaining the bonds that unite us". she will tell nicola sturgeon and the snp that "politics is not a ...



best usb-c monitors for mac




what's the best usb-c monitor for mac? right now, it's more like what's available.updated march, 2017: added some new product informationusb-c is the future. transfer rates are lightning quick, it's easy to plug in, it can replace just about any cable under the sun — what more could you need? the ...



clown tree frogs—newly discovered and already threatened?




an international team of scientists discovered two new species of clown tree frogs in the amazon region. until recently, these colorful amphibians had erroneously been considered part of another species. now, dna studies and an analysis of the calls of the examined populations revealed a much higher...



cross-species jumps may play unexpectedly big role in virus evolution




on occasion, a virus may jump from one host species to another and adapt to the new host. such cross-species transmission happens more often than expected, according to new research published in plos pathogens, and it may play a much bigger role in virus evolution than previously thought.



flowering times shift with loss of species from a grassland ecosystem




wildflowers (sisyrinchium, eschscholzia, lasthenia, muilla, and others) bloom on the experimental site at coyote ridge, california. loss of species from the grassland made the remaining species flower earlier than usual. credit: amy wolfscientists have documented many cases in which the timing of se...



dutch to invest €10.7m in boosting international school places




the plan includes guidelines for teachers. photo: depositphotos.comthe economic affairs ministry and the hague and amsterdam city councils are to invest a total of €10.7m to create an extra 1,150 places at international schools.half of the cash will come from central government and the rest from t...