Category: Science

Killing Wildlife: The Pros and Cons of Culling Animals

Killing Wildlife: The Pros and Cons of Culling Animals

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A harry looks for food at the British Wildlife Centre in Surrey. The animals are considered a put in peril to cattle because they may remit bovine tuberculosis. PHOTOGRAPH BY STEFAN WERMUTH, REUTERS Last get, the U.K.’s Department since Environment, Food and Rural Affairs targeted badgers beneficial to culling—the selective killing of a variety as [...]

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Researchers Take an Important Step Toward Discovering Habitable Earths

Researchers Take an Important Step Toward Discovering Habitable Earths

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

An sculptor’s impression of a young, monster exoplanet orbiting its host star. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)Source featured

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Hubble Space Telescope Views New Supernova in Messier 82

Hubble Space Telescope Views New Supernova in Messier 82

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

This newly released Hubble similitude shows the new supernova in Messier 82. Spiral milky way Messier 82 has long been known towards its remarkable starburst activity, caused by interactions with its near neighbor Messier 81, and has been the subject of very great study for many years. On 21 January 2014, astronomers at the University [...]

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Harvard Scientists Identify Microbe that “Eats” Electricity

Harvard Scientists Identify Microbe that “Eats” Electricity

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

(a) Fluorescence micrographs of a R. palustris TIE-1 WT-illuminated biofilm. Scale ingot, 10 m. (b) Scanning electron micrograph of a WT-illuminated biofilm. Nature Communications doi:10.1038/ncomms4391Source featured

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What Is Lyme Disease? New Findings Deepen the Mystery

What Is Lyme Disease? New Findings Deepen the Mystery

| March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blacklegged ticks are known carriers of the pathogenic bacteria that causes Lyme infirmity. Photograph by Jim Gathany, CDC/PHIL/Corbis Part of our hebdomadary “In Focus” series—stepping back, looking closer. Rampant discrepancy over what constitutes Lyme disease—in strange, who may have contracted it and in what state, and how long it lasts—has spawned the larger examination of [...]

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Q&A: Neil deGrasse Tyson Unveils the Cosmos

Q&A: Neil deGrasse Tyson Unveils the Cosmos

| March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Host Neil DeGrasse Tyson participated in FOX’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” body of jurors at the FOX Winter TCA Press Tour, steady Monday, January 13, 2014. PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANK MICELOTTA, INVISION FOR FOX/AP In its leading airing, Cosmos created a new fortune, Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan. The original series opened the eyes of millions to [...]

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Q&A: How Do Explosions Cause Building Collapses Like Harlem’s?

Q&A: How Do Explosions Cause Building Collapses Like Harlem’s?

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Smoke billows from ravaged brick buildings afterward Wednesday’s explosion in New York’s East Harlem. PHOTOGRAPH BY JUSTIN HELMAN, GETTY The fatal collapse of two apartment buildings in New York attached Wednesday has an engineering explanation—the “brittleness” of of course-of-the-century brick buildings. (See too: “Why Do Building Collapses Like Philadelphia’s Happen?”) Triggered through . what authorities [...]

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NASA’s SDO Reveals Images of X4.9-Class Solar Flare

NASA’s SDO Reveals Images of X4.9-Class Solar Flare

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

An X-rank solar flare erupted on the left border of the sun on the twilight of February 24, 2014. This composite image, captured at 7:59 p.m. EST, shows the day-star in X-ray light with wavelengths of the couple 131 and 171 angstroms. Image Credit: NASA/SDOSource featured

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Scientists Discover New Process that Protects Earth from Space Weather

Scientists Discover New Process that Protects Earth from Space Weather

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

A fine layer of cold, dense material called the plasmasphere surrounds Earth. Researchers be seized of found that material in the plasmasphere have power to help prevent particles from the day-star crossing into near Earth space. Image Credit: NASASource featured

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Space Pictures This Week: Cigar Galaxy, Speedy Star

Space Pictures This Week: Cigar Galaxy, Speedy Star

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHOTOGRAPH BY NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY Looking to cause to be away from it all? How touching a trip to Bouvet Island, seen in the too high for satellite image released on February 26 by NASA. Prepare for a long dance if you go to this South Atlantic isle owned by Norway. The nearest inhabited isle [...]

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