Monthly Archives: April 2012

Weird ocean current may create coral refuges

Weird ocean current may create coral refugesNews from msnbc.com: Global warming is expected to have devastating effects on coral reefs, but recent research points to a few exceptions. Warming in the equatorial Pacific may actually create refuges for corals around … Continue reading

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Pacific islands may become refuge for corals in a warming climate, study finds

Pacific islands may become refuge for corals in a warming climate, study findsNews from Eureka! Science News: Published: Sunday, April 29, 2012 – 19:31 in Earth & Climate Scientists have predicted that ocean temperatures will rise in the equatorial Pacific … Continue reading

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Pacific reef sharks have declined by more than 90 percent, new study says

Pacific reef sharks have declined by more than 90 percent, new study saysNews from Washington Post: Pacific reef shark populations have plummeted by 90 percent or more over the past several decades, according a new study by a team of … Continue reading

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CMS collaboration discovers its first new particle

CMS collaboration discovers its first new particleNews from Symmetry magazine: April 27, 2012 | 4:48 am The excited, neutral Xi_b baryon decays in a multi-step process with long-lived particles, making it complicated for scientists to trace back to the original … Continue reading

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Shuttle Enterprise puts on an air show in NYC

Shuttle Enterprise puts on an air show in NYCNews from USA TODAY: Enterprise, the first shuttle ever built, though it never flew into space, made its final flight today with a tour over New York City atop a Boeing 747 … Continue reading

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Huge Spirals Found on Mars—Evidence of New Lava Type?

Huge Spirals Found on Mars—Evidence of New Lava Type?News from National Geographic: Hundreds of large spirals have been discovered on Mars, and scientists think the coiled features are evidence of a type of lava flow never before seen on the … Continue reading

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ocean driving Antarctic ice loss

ocean driving Antarctic ice lossNews from BBC News: 25 April 2012 Last updated at 13:17 ET By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Vienna Ice shelves float on the ocean and slow the flow of land glaciers into the ocean … Continue reading

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Asteroids may yield precious metals, cosmic riches

Asteroids may yield precious metals, cosmic richesNews from Fresno Bee: SEATTLE — Using space-faring robots to mine precious metals from asteroids almost sounds easy when former astronaut Tom Jones describes it – practically like clearing a snow-covered driveway. Jones, an … Continue reading

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James Cameron’s Trillion-Dollar Question

James Cameron’s Trillion-Dollar QuestionNews from BusinessWeek: Today an all-star cast of adventure capitalists and space entrepreneurs—James Cameron, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, Charles Simonyi, Peter Diamandis (creator of the X Prize), and others—will formally announce “a new space venture with a … Continue reading

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Mysterious explosion and daylight fireball in Nevada, California skies

Mysterious explosion and daylight fireball in Nevada, California skiesNews from Christian Science Monitor: A loud explosion and a streak of light occurred over roughly a 600-mile line across Nevada and California. It was probably a meteor, say astronomers. A loud … Continue reading

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