Monthly Archives: June 2012

Chinese spacecraft returns to Earth

Chinese spacecraft returns to EarthNews from msnbc.com: >>> big celebration in china. just look at how happy they are in mission control . their space capsule completed its mission carrying china’s first ever female astronaut. remember americans were the only … Continue reading

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Flavor Is Price of Scarlet Hue of Tomatoes, Study Finds

Flavor Is Price of Scarlet Hue of Tomatoes, Study FindsNews from New York Times: S. Zhong and J. Giovannoni A gene mutation that makes a tomato uniformly red also stifles genes that contribute to its taste, researchers say. Plant geneticists … Continue reading

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Human ancestor ate bark like a chimp

Human ancestor ate bark like a chimpNews from TG Daily: Bits of food stuck between the teeth of a two-million-year-old South African hominid show that, unlike almost all other known human ancestors, it ate tree bark and other hard foods. … Continue reading

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1969 Fireball meteorite reveals new ancient mineral

1969 Fireball meteorite reveals new ancient mineralNews from Fox News: A fireball that tears across the sky is not just a one-time skywatching event — it can reap scientific dividends long afterward. In fact, one that lit up Mexico’s skies … Continue reading

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Sea level in Northeastern US rising more than three times faster than global …

Sea level in Northeastern US rising more than three times faster than global …News from Christian Science Monitor: Records revealed faster rates of sea-level rise both globally and for the East Coast. Rates are expected to continue increasing as global … Continue reading

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California Condors face ‘epidemic’ lead poisoning, finds study

California Condors face ‘epidemic’ lead poisoning, finds studyNews from Christian Science Monitor: Ammunition left in animal corpses is the primary cause of lead poisoning among California Condors, whose numbers have remained low but stable thanks to conservation efforts.  Despite three … Continue reading

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Big step forward for Chinese space program after orbital docking

Big step forward for Chinese space program after orbital dockingNews from Globe and Mail: A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked manually with an orbiting module on Sunday, a first for the country as it strives to match American and … Continue reading

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China Shenzhou-9 spacecraft makes first manual docking

China Shenzhou-9 spacecraft makes first manual dockingNews from BBC News: 23 June 2012 Last updated at 16:30 ET Astronauts Liu Yang, Jing Haipeng and Liu Wang are carrying out the space mission China is to make its first ever attempt … Continue reading

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Alan Turing: Inquest’s suicide verdict ‘not supportable’

Alan Turing: Inquest’s suicide verdict ‘not supportable’News from BBC News: 23 June 2012 Last updated at 03:07 ET By Roland Pease BBC Radio Science Unit Turing was found dead in his bed by his housekeeper Alan Turing, the British mathematical … Continue reading

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Proximity Of Newly Discovered Planets Challenges Current Theories

Proximity Of Newly Discovered Planets Challenges Current TheoriesNews from PlanetSave.com: One of two newly discovered planets is a rocky planet that is 1.5 times the size of Earth. The second is a gas planet almost four times Earth’s size. Together … Continue reading

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