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Paraguay Unveils New Management Plan For Jaguars


Asunción, Paraguay (December 22, 2016) – The Government of Paraguay took a major step forward today to ensuring a future for the Western Hemisphere’s largest cat species by completing a country-wide management plan for jaguars, the culmination of two years of cooperation between government agencies, the public and private sectors, and researchers from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other NGOs.


Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences


Texas Tomato Growers Slicing Into Vegetable Market with Fresh Fruit All Fall

COLLEGE STATION – Tomatoes are the Type B’s of the vegetable world: Laid-back, creative, collaborative. Newswise — Want a slice on a burger? Fine. Chopped into a salad? Great. Pureed and slathered over a pizza crust? Yum. Steeped in a winter stew? Ahhhh.



Howard Nusbaum, Ali Hortacsu, Trading, Brain, Economic Bias

Zika prevention


Experience in trading changes how the human brain evaluates the sale of goods, muting a well-established economic bias known as the endowment effect, according to researchers at the University of Chicago. The findings, to be published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, come from a set of experiments on why traders are less susceptible to the effect—a phenomenon in which people demand a higher price to sell a good than they’re willing to pay for it.



Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education, Pop Culture, Law and Public Policy


Zika Virus

Outbreaks of Zika virus disease are currently occurring in many countries in South America and Central America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly updates the map showing where infections have been reported. As of August 17, 2016,


Dangerous zika virus


The Zika virus was first documented in May 2015 in Brazil. The virus is spread to humans via the bite of an infected mosquito, though transmission via blood transfusion and sexual contact have been reported.



Bacteria Harbor Secret Weapons Against Antibiotics


The ability of pathogenic bacteria to evolve resistance to antibiotic drugs poses a growing threat to human health worldwide. And scientists have now discovered that some of our microscopic enemies may be even craftier than we suspected, using hidden genetic changes to promote rapid evolution under stress and developing antibiotic resistance in more ways than previously thought. The results appear in a new paper in the journal Biomicrofluidics, from AIP Publishing.



Hydrology, Colonial America, History

Water Resources Played Important Role in Patterns of Human Settlement


Once lost in the mists of time, the colonial hydrology of the northeastern United States has been reconstructed by a team of geoscientists, biological scientists and social scientists, including University of New Hampshire Ph.D. candidate Christopher Pastore.



NASA Hubble Space Telescope, Whirlpool Galaxy, Advanced Camera For Surveys, Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer, American Astronomical Society Meeting, Seattle, Washington

The Two-Faced Whirlpool Galaxy


These images by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show off two dramatically different face-on views of the spiral galaxy M51, dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy. The images will be presented on Jan. 13, 2011, at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle, Wash.


Acoustics, Mining

Laser Sensing Techniques for Acoustic Detection of Buried Mines


Laser sensing techniques for acoustic detection of buried mines" (3aEAa1) by Vyacheslav Aranchuk et al


Acoustic, Cochlear Implant, Music, Hearing, Sound, Marine, Speech

Sound Research at Acoustical Society Meeting

The latest news and discoveries from the science of sound will be featured at the 161st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) held May 23-27, 2011, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Wash. During the meeting, the world's foremost experts in acoustics will present research spanning a diverse array of disciplines, including medicine, music, psychology, engineering, speech communication, noise control, and marine biology.

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