Archive: 05/06/2006

New kind of mutation is reported

Belgium scientists say they have discovered a new kind of mutation that might be at the origin of many phenotypes in various species.

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EU revises position on software patents

Is software patentable in Europe? Following questioning from a member of the European parliament, the European Commission recently released a statement containing strong implications that computer programs aren't patentable, ...

dateJun 05, 2006 in Software
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Marmots are returned to the Dolomites

Twenty pairs of marmots -- Europe's version of the U.S.'s groundhog -- have been reintroduced into Italy's National Park of the Belluno Dolomites.

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Group Living Takes a Toll on Galaxies

Astronomers have detected substantial amounts of filamentary, cold gas in compact groups of galaxies, highlighting what may be an important force in galactic evolution, scientists announced today at the American Astronomical ...

dateJun 05, 2006 in Astronomy
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Scientists predict pulsar starquakes

Scientists have discovered how to predict earthquake-like events in pulsars, the dense remains of exploded stars. These are violent episodes that likely crack a pulsar's dense crust and momentarily increase its spin rate.

dateJun 05, 2006 in Astronomy
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