Category: Science

Bird Droppings Led to U.S. Possession of Newly Protected Pacific Islands

Bird Droppings Led to U.S. Possession of Newly Protected Pacific Islands

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

This red-footed simpleton enjoys the view from its nest forward Cooper Island in the Palmyra Atoll, business of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Photograph by Tui De Roy, Minden/National Geograhic Blame it on “guano mania.” A craze for original fertilizer made from bird droppings spurred the U.S. to take lunacy of a group [...]

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Early Spread of AIDS Traced to Congo’s Expanding Transportation Network

Early Spread of AIDS Traced to Congo’s Expanding Transportation Network

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The HIV juncture first took hold in Kinshasa, Congo, a new genetic analysis reveals. Shown here is each AIDS clinic in Kinshasa in 1995, which time the disease had reached epidemic proportions. Photograph through . Stuart Franklin, Magnum As the Ebola general spreads, new information has emerged without ceasing the origins of a far again [...]

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Why Binary Stars Are So Abundant

Why Binary Stars Are So Abundant

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

These images inform the distribution of density in the central smooth of a three-dimensional model of a corpuscular cloud core from which stars are born. The representation computes the cloud’s evolution besides the free-fall timescale, which is for what reason long it would take an external reality to collapse under its own weight without any [...]

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NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory to Study Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases

NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory to Study Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Artist’s general of an atom chip for appliance by NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) on board the International Space Station. CAL determine use lasers to cool atoms to ultracold temperatures. Image Credit: NASASource featured

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Killer Whales Engage in Cross-Species Vocal Learning

Killer Whales Engage in Cross-Species Vocal Learning

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A newly published study reveals that killer whales (Orcinus orca) be able to engage in cross-species vocal erudition, revealing that they shifted the types of sounds they made to more closely match the bottlenose dolphins they waspish-socialized with. Washington, D.C. — From barks to gobbles, the sounds that principally animals use to communicate are organic, [...]

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Cassini Image of Tethys and Saturn’s Rings

Cassini Image of Tethys and Saturn’s Rings

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Taken this farther than summer, this Cassini image shows Saturn’s month Tethys through several of Saturn’s rings. Like a distil of dew hanging on a blade, Tethys appears to be stuck to the A and F rings from this perspective. Tethys (660 miles, or 1,062 kilometers across), like the ring particles, is imperturbable primarily of [...]

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Giant Blast of X-Rays Traced to Dead Star

Giant Blast of X-Rays Traced to Dead Star

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Intense x-rays (perfection) emanate in pulses from one soil tarnish in the M82 galaxy, suggesting their cause is a pulsar. Such ultrabright x-rays had before been thought to originate only in actively feeding lowering holes. Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SAO Astronomers hold pinned down the origins of each especially spectacular fountain of x-rays from a distant galaxy. The [...]

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New Model Reveals Spreading Continents Kick-Started Plate Tectonics

New Model Reveals Spreading Continents Kick-Started Plate Tectonics

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A snapshot from the thin skin after 45 million years of spreading. The minnow is the region where the mantel-shelf underneath the early continent has melted, facilitating its spreading, and the instruction of the plate tectonic process. Credit: Patrice Rey, Nicolas Flament and Nicolas ColticeSource featured

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New Research Mathematically Proves Quantum Effects Stop the Formation of Black Holes

New Research Mathematically Proves Quantum Effects Stop the Formation of Black Holes

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

New exploration by Laura Mersini-Houghton at UNC-Chapel Hill mathematically proves that quantum furniture are strong enough to stop the production of black holes, opening up a newly come round of discussions about the origins of the universe. Black holes have long captured the the community imagination and been the subject of approved culture, from Star [...]

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Human Ingenuity Can Fix Past Mistakes and Shape the Future

Human Ingenuity Can Fix Past Mistakes and Shape the Future

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Humans take so completely dominated the world, smooth creating giant megacities such as Shanghai (too proud for), that scientists have advocated changing the name of the current era to the Anthropocene, or Age of Humans. Photograph through . Jodi Cobb, National Geographic Creative In her commencing book, The Human Age, Diane Ackerman, best-selling author of [...]

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