Archive: 09/15/2011

Arctic ground squirrels muscle up to hunker down

When Arctic ground squirrels are getting ready to hibernate they don't just get fat – they pack on muscle at a rate that would make a bodybuilder jealous. And they do it without suffering the harmful effects that high ...

Sep 15, 2011
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Small distant galaxies host supermassive black holes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the Hubble Space Telescope to probe the distant universe, astronomers have found supermassive black holes growing in surprisingly small galaxies. The findings suggest that central black ...

Sep 15, 2011
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All credit ratings not created equal

At least one of the "Big Three" credit ratings agencies exaggerated credit scores of private debt compared to public bonds during the last 30 years, according to a new study by researchers from Rice University, American University ...

Sep 15, 2011
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Indian state in great laptop giveaway

The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday began a $2 billion giveaway of free laptops to every student in state-run schools and colleges over the next five years.

Sep 15, 2011
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