As the dust fell on Microsoft’s 2011 Spring Showcase it wasn’t just the Xbox 360’s – on the go from midday until midnight – which were relieved to have survived.
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Cane toads were introduced to Australia in the 1930s to resolve theproblem of beetles decimating Queensland’s sugar cane crops. From an original 102 toads, the population soon rose to 3,000. But instead of going after the beetles, the toads ate insects, birds’ eggs and native frogs and its toxic skin killed off fish.
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Cheers echoed around the huge conference hall as the name was finally announced. For the second year running, Texas Republican Ron Paul had won the straw poll for the Presidential nomination at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). For most in attendance, particularly the 1100 or so supporters of the Texas Governor who had made [...]
Towering termite mounds are one of the spectacular sights in Savannah grasslands of Africa but just how much do these mounds tell us about annual rainfall patterns? Scientists from Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology have founda relationship between termite mounds and the hydrology and soil conditions.
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