Category: Science

Were Volcanoes Ice Age Refuges for Life?

Were Volcanoes Ice Age Refuges for Life?

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Antarctic volcanoes, like Mount Erebus too high for, contain underground magma chambers, which be possible to raise surface temperatures in areas short the crater. PHOTOGRAPH BY CARSTEN PETER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Named in relation to Vulcan, the Roman god of force of sentiment, volcanoes are best known for their destructive power. But a new study bolsters [...]

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North American Natural Gas Seeks Markets Overseas

North American Natural Gas Seeks Markets Overseas

| March 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

A refrigerated ship designed in opposition to liquefied natural gas (LNG) is towed into indulge on the island of Malta in 2013. The bottom was converted into a receiving means and is now moored off the coast of Italy. PHOTOGRAPH BY DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI, REUTERS/CORBIS North America’s ingenuous gas boom is now so boastful that [...]

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Herschel Views Star Factory NGC 7538

Herschel Views Star Factory NGC 7538

| March 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

This repaired composite image shows NGC 7538, a starry nursery for massive stars located roughly 9,000 public notice-years away. The billowing clouds portrayed in this figure from ESA’s Herschel observatory are charge of NGC 7538, a stellar nursery as being massive stars. Located around 9,000 peep of day-years away, this is one of the small [...]

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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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