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.

Apr 18, 2011
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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 ...

Apr 18, 2011
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Scientists: Gulf health nearly at pre-spill level

(AP) -- Scientists judge the overall health of the Gulf of Mexico as nearly back to normal one year after the BP oil spill, but with glaring blemishes that restrain their optimism about nature's resiliency, ...

Apr 18, 2011
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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 ...

Apr 18, 2011
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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 ...

Apr 18, 2011
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