Archive: 04/18/2011

'Royal star' was a supernova, say astronomers

One of the abiding legends of Britain's royal family is that a noon-day star appeared at the birth in 1630 of King Charles II, who was to restore the English monarchy after the execution of his father.

dateApr 18, 2011 in Astronomy
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Ancestors of land plants revealed

It was previously thought that land plants evolved from stonewort-like algae. However, new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology shows that the closest relatives to land plants ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Evolution
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Match.com to check users in sex offender registry

(AP) -- Singles website Match.com said Sunday that it will begin screening its users against the national sex offender registry after a woman filed a lawsuit against the company saying she had been assaulted by someone she ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Internet
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Arctic coasts on the retreat

The coastline in Arctic regions reacts to climate change with increased erosion and retreats by half a metre per year on average. This means substantial changes for Arctic ecosystems near the coast and the population living ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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