Monthly Archives: March 2012

2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies

2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee ColoniesNews from New York Times: Julian Stratenschulte/European Pressphoto Agency Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of … Continue reading

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Unearthed fossil foot could belong to new human ancestor, scientists say

Unearthed fossil foot could belong to new human ancestor, scientists sayNews from Fox News: CLEVELAND –  Ancient foot bones discovered in Ethiopia point to the existence of a previously-unknown human ancestor whose feet were specially adapted to tree climbing. U.S. … Continue reading

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Lucy’s Species Was Not Alone, Foot Fossil Indicates

Lucy’s Species Was Not Alone, Foot Fossil IndicatesNews from New York Times: Now it seems that Lucy shared eastern Africa with another prehuman species, one that may have spent more time in trees than on the ground. A 3.4-million-year-old fossil … Continue reading

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Plummeting to the ocean’s lowest point

Plummeting to the ocean’s lowest pointNews from Washington Post:   Filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron is congratulated by ocean explorer and U.S. Navy Capt. Don Walsh, right, after completing the first ever solo dive to the “Challenger Deep,” … Continue reading

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Dive to ocean bottom was like trip to ‘another planet and back,’ Cameron says

Dive to ocean bottom was like trip to ‘another planet and back,’ Cameron saysNews from Fox News: In James Cameron’s fantasy films, like “Avatar” and “The Abyss,” the unexplored is splashed in color and fraught with alien danger. But on … Continue reading

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Cameron completes journey to Earth’s deepest point

Cameron completes journey to Earth’s deepest pointNews from The Associated Press: James Cameron begins dive to deepest spot on Earth (AP) – 15 minutes ago  HONOLULU (AP) — Director James Cameron has begun his solo journey to explore a place … Continue reading

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Space Station Crew Scrambles as Debris Passes Nearby

Space Station Crew Scrambles as Debris Passes NearbyNews from New York Times: HONG KONG — Crew members aboard the International Space Station temporarily scrambled into spacecraft capable of returning them to Earth early on Saturday as remnants of a discarded … Continue reading

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Astronauts take refuge in escape capsules as space station threatened by debris

Astronauts take refuge in escape capsules as space station threatened by debrisNews from Telegraph.co.uk: The incident highlighted growing concerns about a collision in space as a growing volume of such junk, mainly from old satellites, swirls around the planet. Nasa … Continue reading

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Hyperspeed Planets Are Hurtling Out of the Milky Way?

Hyperspeed Planets Are Hurtling Out of the Milky Way?News from National Geographic: If you think life on Earth moves too fast, imagine being perched on a planet that’s hurtling through space 400 times faster than our home world. According to … Continue reading

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Mercury Not Too Hot For Polar Water Ice?

Mercury Not Too Hot For Polar Water Ice?News from Discovery News: Mercury is the closest planet to the sun; it must therefore be the hottest and least likely place to find a reservoir of water ice. However, according to observations … Continue reading

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