Archive: 04/05/2011

Giant fossil ants linked to global warming

( -- Four paleontologists, including two at Simon Fraser University, have discovered the fossil of a gigantic ant whose globetrotting sheds light on how global warming events affected the distribution of life ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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The sea dragons bounce back

( -- The evolution of ichthyosaurs, important marine predators of the age of dinosaurs, was hit hard by a mass extinction event 200 million years ago, according to a new study from the University of Bristol published ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Titanate cigarette filter could be safer

( -- While current cigarettes are made with a filter created from cellulose acetate which absorbs things like nicotine, tar, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Chinese researchers have discovered that nanomaterials ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Nanomaterials report
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Two views of a lopsided galaxy (w/ video)

( -- The Meathook Galaxy, or NGC 2442, has a dramatically lopsided shape. One spiral arm is tightly folded in on itself and host to a recent supernova, while the other, dotted with recent star formation, extends ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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