Archive: 15/03/2011

See Mercury at sunset

The timing couldn't be better. Just as NASA's MESSENGER probe is about to enter orbit around Mercury, the innermost planet is popping out of the twilight for its best apparition of 2011.

dateMar 15, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Researchers reveal that sharks are hygienic

( -- Scientists at Bangor University have shown for the first time, that sharks visit shallow tropical reefs or 'seamounts', to benefit from cleaning services and rid themselves of cumbersome parasites. The strategy ...

dateMar 15, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Golf courses that reuse water irrigate too much

Irrigation is one of the most controversial aspects in the sustainable management of golf courses. Researchers from the Canary Islands have spent 25 years analysing the practices relating to reclaimed water at one of the ...

dateMar 15, 2011 in Environment
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