Archive: 13/09/2011

When plants go polyploid

( -- Plant lineages with multiple copies of their genetic information face higher extinction rates than their relatives, researchers report in Science magazine.

dateSep 13, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Space image: New supernova remnant lights up

( -- Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers are witnessing the unprecedented transition of a supernova to a supernova remnant, where light from an exploding star in a neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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Non-native earthworms are damaging hardwood forests

Think of earthworms and a few things come to mind: they make great bait for fishing, they aerate the soil, and they're an excellent addition to a compost pile. But what a lot of people don't know is many earthworms are actually ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Ecology
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Herschel paints new story of galaxy evolution

( -- ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has discovered that galaxies do not need to collide with each other to drive vigorous star birth. The finding overturns this long-held assumption and paints a more ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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