Archive: 03/07/2012

Citizen scientists reveal a bubbly Milky Way

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of volunteers has pored over observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and discovered more than 5,000 "bubbles" in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy. Young, hot stars blow these ...

Mar 07, 2012
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Chimpanzees have policemen, too: study

Conflict management is crucial for social group cohesion, and while humans may still be working out some of the details, new research shows that some chimpanzees engage in impartial, third-party "policing" ...

Mar 07, 2012
4.5 / 5 (11) 28 | with audio podcast

Niger rare giraffe population makes a comeback

The last West African giraffes, now living in the wild only in southwestern Niger, are making a comeback with numbers standing at 310 last year, the environment ministry said here Wednesday.

Mar 07, 2012
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Bright is the new black: New York roofs go cool

On the hottest day of the New York City summer in 2011, a white roof covering was measured at 42 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the traditional black roof it was being compared to, according to a study including NASA scientists ...

Mar 07, 2012
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