Archive: 07/1/2010

Man in the Moon has 'Graphite Whiskers'

Up to now scientists thought that the trace amounts of carbon on the surface of the Moon came from the solar wind. Now researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory have detected and dated ...

Jul 01, 2010
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DNA mutation rates raise curtain on cause of cancer

What if we could understand why cancer develops? We know that certain risk factors, such as smoking or excessive sun exposure, can increase the chances of developing this terrible disease, but cancer can form in any tissue, ...

Jul 01, 2010
4 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

RXTE Homes in on a Black Hole's Jets

(PhysOrg.com) -- For decades, X-ray astronomers have studied the complex behavior of binary systems pairing a normal star with a black hole. In these systems, gas from the normal star streams toward the black ...

Jul 01, 2010
5 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Russian mathematician rejects $1 million prize

(AP) -- He said nyet to $1 million. Grigory Perelman, a reclusive Russian mathematics genius who made headlines earlier this year for not immediately embracing a lucrative math prize, has decided to decline ...

Jul 01, 2010
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