Monthly Archives: January 2013

Free-Roaming Cats Are Top Bird-Killers, Researchers Say

Free-Roaming Cats Are Top Bird-Killers, Researchers SayNews from Bloomberg: Free-roaming cats, including domestic pets allowed out of the house, kill as many as 3.7 billion birds in the U.S. each year, far more than previous estimates, according to a report … Continue reading

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AP Interview: CERN chief sees certainty on ‘God particle’ by summer

AP Interview: CERN chief sees certainty on ‘God particle’ by summerNews from Fox News: DAVOS, Switzerland –  The world should know with certainty by the middle of this year whether a subatomic particle discovered last summer is a Higgs boson … Continue reading

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Dung Beetle Uses The Milky Way For Navigation, First Animal Found To Do So

Dung Beetle Uses The Milky Way For Navigation, First Animal Found To Do SoNews from PlanetSave.com: The dung beetle is now the first animal proven to use the light of the milky way for orientation and navigation, thanks to new … Continue reading

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Curiosity, Then Concern for a Dolphin in Difficulty

Curiosity, Then Concern for a Dolphin in DifficultyNews from New York Times: Alec Tabak A dolphin swam in the Gowanus Canal on Friday afternoon. A dolphin found its way into the headwaters of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn on Friday, … Continue reading

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NASA testing vintage engine from Apollo 11 rocket

NASA testing vintage engine from Apollo 11 rocketNews from NBCNews.com: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A rocket engine that was built to launch the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon more than 40 years ago is again rumbling across the Southern landscape. … Continue reading

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New images of Sun will ‘help predict violent solar flares’

New images of Sun will ‘help predict violent solar flares’News from Telegraph.co.uk: The University of Central Lancashire in collaboration with Nasa, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and other partners have captured the highest resolution images ever achieved of the Sun’s … Continue reading

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New venture ‘to mine asteroids’

New venture ‘to mine asteroids’News from BBC News: 22 January 2013 Last updated at 11:39 ET By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website Advocates hope asteroid mining could turn into a trillion-dollar business; others are sceptical A new venture … Continue reading

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Mars Rover Makes it to ‘Jackpot’ Location on Red Planet

Mars Rover Makes it to ‘Jackpot’ Location on Red PlanetNews from PC Magazine: January 20, 2013 02:35pm EST The Curiosity Mars Rover has hit a “jackpot,” as phrased by NASA administrators and researchers alike. But just what exactly is that … Continue reading

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Celestial Wonder Looks Uncannily Like a Manatee

Celestial Wonder Looks Uncannily Like a ManateeNews from Space.com: The W50 supernova remnant, shown in radio (green) against the infrared background of stars and dust (red), is being nicknamed the Manatee Nebula.CREDIT: NRAO/AUI/NSF, K. Golap, M. Goss; NASA’s Wide Field … Continue reading

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Quails Have Amazing Camouflage Skills to Protect Eggs

Quails Have Amazing Camouflage Skills to Protect EggsNews from French Tribune: A recent study published in the journal Current Biology has hinted that quail have got expertise in camouflage. Conducted by researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the review has … Continue reading

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