Archive: 02/15/2008

Antarctic life hung by a thread during ice ages

Frozen in time... frozen in place... frozen solid... All of these phrases have been used to describe Antarctica, and yet they all belie the truth about this southerly point on the globe. Although the area is covered in ...

dateFeb 15, 2008 in Environment
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Bottom trawling impacts, clearly visible from space

Bottom trawling, an industrial fishing method that drags large, heavy nets across the seafloor stirs up huge, billowing plumes of sediment on shallow seafloors that can be seen from space.

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Identical twins not as identical as believed

Contrary to our previous beliefs, identical twins are not genetically identical. This surprising finding is presented by American, Swedish, and Dutch scientists in a study being published today in the prestigious journal ...

dateFeb 15, 2008 in Genetics
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Melting snow provides clues for acidification

In forests of the northeastern United States, sulfate and nitrate are the dominant dissolved forms of sulfur and nitrogen in precipitation. In winter, these acidic agents accumulate in the snowpack and are released to groundwater ...

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A 'Golden Channel' for New Physics

A group of physicists has dubbed a particular particle decay, the decay of the Bs meson into a neutral kaon and neutral antikaon, as a “golden channel” for new physics, suggesting that probing and studying the decay could ...

dateFeb 15, 2008 in General Physics feature
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