Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Corals May Get Temporary Reprieve from Bleaching

Climate models show the absence of a global atmospheric circulation pattern which bolsters high ocean temperatures key to coral bleaching

– Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Bees Learn Soccer from Their Buddies

The insects show sophisticated learning for non-bee–related tasks, and can even improve on what they are taught

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Five things to consider when designing a policy to measure research impact

By Andrew Gunn, University of Leeds and Michael Mintrom, Monash University.  This year will see the Australian government pilot new ways to measure the impact of university research. As recommended by the Watt Review, the Engagement and Impact Assess…

Teaching Our Teeth to Heal Themselves

Instead of filling our cavity-ridden teeth with putties and cements, a new method that kicks stem cells into action could help teeth repair themselves.

Researchers from King’s College London implanted collagen sponges soaked with three inhibitor,s in…

We Got The Mesentery News All Wrong

Earlier this week, a story begging to go viral fell onto writers’ laps: We have a new organ called the mesentery, which is a broad, fan-shaped fold that lines the guts. Here at Discover we pounced on the story, and so did CNN, the Washington Post, L…

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