Monthly Archives: March 2014

Comet close call: boon for science, but worry for craft orbiting Mars

Comet close call: boon for science, but worry for craft orbiting MarsNews from Christian Science Monitor: Siding Spring comet, on track to pass close by Mars, will give scientists a good look, but related debris, traveling at 1.3 million miles … Continue reading

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Comet lander awakes from long hibernation – Phys.Org

Comet lander awakes from long hibernation – Phys.OrgNews from Comet lander awakes from long hibernation – Phys.Org: >>> Read the full article . ‘Mars Yard’ in Britain tests space roversNews from USA TODAY: Add Videos or PhotosBe first to contribute … Continue reading

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Planetlike object nicknamed Biden could help explain solar system’s origins

Planetlike object nicknamed Biden could help explain solar system’s originsNews from Washington Post: More than 7 billion miles away from the sun, out on the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spotted a planet-like object they’ve never seen … Continue reading

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Global warming means food, water shortages warns UN report

Global warming means food, water shortages warns UN reportNews from CBC.ca: Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, according to a UN report due this week that will put … Continue reading

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‘It would be a catastrophe’ if Putin cut off Soyuz service

‘It would be a catastrophe’ if Putin cut off Soyuz serviceNews from The Space Reporter: Some U.S. leaders, such as Arizona Senator John McCain, are calling for a “fundamental reassessment” of U.S. relations with Russia as the country moves to … Continue reading

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Scientists are calling this dinosaur the “chicken from hell”

Scientists are calling this dinosaur the “chicken from hell”News from San Jose Mercury News: Print   Email   Font Resize By Patrick Hogan, Digital First Media Posted:   03/19/2014 04:59:14 PM PDT Updated:   03/19/2014 05:58:04 PM PDT >>> Read the full … Continue reading

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Largest Genome Sequenced: Loblolly Pine’s Genetic Code Is 7 Times Larger …

Largest Genome Sequenced: Loblolly Pine’s Genetic Code Is 7 Times Larger …News from International Business Times: A team of researchers have sequenced the genome of the Pinus taeda, commonly known as the loblolly pine, and found that the tree’s genetic … Continue reading

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Scientists unveil ‘chicken from hell’ dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago

Scientists unveil ‘chicken from hell’ dinosaur that lived 66 million years agoNews from Fox News: NEW YORK –  It’s called the chicken from hell: a birdlike dinosaur some 7 feet tall that weighed around 500 pounds when it roamed western … Continue reading

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The massive solar blast that almost wreaked havoc on Earth

The massive solar blast that almost wreaked havoc on EarthNews from Fox News: Earth dodged one of the most massive magnetic solar bursts ever on July 23, 2012, scientists with the University of California, Berkeley revealed on Wednesday — saving … Continue reading

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The $6 Mln Plant? Bionic Plants on the Horizon

The $ 6 Mln Plant? Bionic Plants on the HorizonNews from Discovery News: Consider for a moment the magical work done by chloroplasts. These are the plant organelles that absorb light from the sun, convert it into chemical energy and … Continue reading

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