Monthly Archives: May 2013

Why did our ancestors start walking upright? Ancient terrain may hold clue

Why did our ancestors start walking upright? Ancient terrain may hold clueNews from Christian Science Monitor: A study suggests that rocky landscapes in East and South Africa could have pushed our apelike ancestors toward bipedalism.     Being four-legged has … Continue reading

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Big Bang’s extragalactic background light may reveal secrets of dark matter

Big Bang’s extragalactic background light may reveal secrets of dark matterNews from Science Recorder: In an article published Friday in the Astrophysical Journal, seven co-authors describe a method by which they measure all of the light emitted by every galaxy … Continue reading

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Scientists: Arctic bacteria discovered on Earth may prove life could thrive on Mars

Scientists: Arctic bacteria discovered on Earth may prove life could thrive on MarsNews from The Space Reporter: Scientists say a newly discovered form of life founding living in subzero temperatures of –15 Celsius may resemble life living underground on Mars. … Continue reading

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Astronomers: Massive galaxy collision a ‘train wreck’ in early universe

Astronomers: Massive galaxy collision a ‘train wreck’ in early universeNews from Science Recorder: Scientists recently observed the convergence of two galaxies whose aftermath, a super-sized elliptical galaxy known as HXMM01, is an explosively productive generator of as many as 2,000 … Continue reading

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Merger of ancient galaxies could explain the origin of today’s giants

Merger of ancient galaxies could explain the origin of today’s giantsNews from Ars Technica: The elliptical galaxy NGC 4150. Observation of a merger between two galaxies early in the life of the Universe could explain the origin of large elliptical … Continue reading

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Climate change boosted human development: study

Climate change boosted human development: studyNews from AFP: Climate change boosted human development: study (AFP) – 1 hour ago  PARIS — Early humans living in South Africa made cultural and industrial leaps in periods of wetter weather, said a study … Continue reading

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Mice and lizards return from a month in space aboard an orbiting Russian capsule

Mice and lizards return from a month in space aboard an orbiting Russian capsuleNews from Washington Post: MOSCOW — A Russian capsule carrying mice, lizards and other small animals returned to Earth on Sunday after spending a month in space … Continue reading

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Russia retrieves mice, lizards from space in preparation for Mars mission — all …

Russia retrieves mice, lizards from space in preparation for Mars mission — all …News from The Space Reporter: Speaking late Sunday, Russian space officials announced the return of a number of creatures from space, saying most died during their time … Continue reading

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Huge Rock Crashes Into Moon, Sparks Giant Explosion

Huge Rock Crashes Into Moon, Sparks Giant ExplosionNews from Space.com: This artist’s illustration shows a meteor crashing into the surface of the moon. Scientists say hundreds of space rocks impact the lunar surface every year.CREDIT: NASA The moon has a … Continue reading

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Watch: Space rock strikes moon with force of 5 tons of TNT

Watch: Space rock strikes moon with force of 5 tons of TNTNews from Los Angeles Times: The biggest explosion ever recorded on the moon was caused by a space rock roughly the size of a beach ball. It weighed 80 … Continue reading

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