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Oganesson: a most unusual ‘inert gas’

Posted on 19. July, 2018.

Oganesson, with the symbol Og, is the artificially prepared (i.e. ‘man-made’) elementwith atomic number 118, previously known as eka-radon or Uuo (‘ununoctium’), and recently ‘blessed’ with an official name by IUPAC3. Atoms of the element were first produced using the U400 cyclotron at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, via a heavy-ion fusion reaction utilising collision of a 4820Ca beam with a 24998Cf target. 


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Songbirds tweak their tunes to cope with clamor

Posted on 14. July, 2011.

Some birds that live near noisy sites can alter their songs to deal with din. But closely related species with similar songs may tweak their tunes in different ways, according a new study led by Clinton Francis of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, NC. The study was published in the May 25 issue of Biology Letters.


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Sale of poultry drug suspended

Posted on 13. July, 2011.

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that Alpharma, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., will voluntarily suspend US sales of the animal drug 3-Nitro (Roxarsone), a product used by poultry producers since the 1940s.


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Axis Deer threaten native birds on Hawaii's Big Island

Posted on 13. July, 2011.

A coalition of resource managers on Hawaii Island have confirmed the presence of a new threat to the island’s biodiversity – introduced axis.


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Contents: Journal Of Chemical Research Volume 35 Issue 6 2011

Posted on 12. July, 2011.

This journal is covered by the following secondary information sources: Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Current Abstracts of Chemistry/Index Chemicus, Current Chemical Reactions, Current Bibliography on Science and Technology, Science Citation Index, Bulletin Signalétique, Referativnyi Zhurnal and ChemInform.


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Rare Andean Bird escapes brush with extinction

Posted on 11. July, 2011.

The Pale-headed Brush-Finch – once considered extinct – has been downlisted from Critically Endangered to Endangered on the IUCN Red List of globally threatened birds after of more than a decade of sustained conservation action.


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Big birds lose out in a crowded world

Posted on 11. July, 2011.

One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List for birds, recently released by BirdLife International.


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Contents: Materials At High Temperatures Volume 28 Issue 2 2011

Posted on 11. July, 2011.

Materials at High Temperatures publishes peer reviewed contributions relating to high temperature applications in the power, chemical, engine, processing and furnace industries.


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Contents: Avian Biology Research Volume 4 Issue 2 2011

Posted on 11. July, 2011.

Avian Biology Research, formerly Avian & Poultry Biology Reviews, has adopted a new and exciting vision for publication of ornithological research in the 21st Century.


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