Archive: 18/06/2007

Mystery of Earth's Innermost Core Solved

New studies show that iron, the principal constituent of the innermost parts of the earth’s core, becomes unusually ‘soft’ at the extreme pressures and temperatures that prevail there. The findings, now being published ...

dateJun 18, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Arctic spring comes weeks earlier than a decade ago

In the Earth’s cold and icy far north, the harsh winters are giving way to spring weeks earlier than they did just a decade ago, researchers have reported in the June 19th issue of Current Biology. The finding in the Arctic, ...

dateJun 18, 2007 in Environment
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Gannet population under threat from global warming

Researchers at the University of Leeds have warned that global warming is a major threat to the gannet, a species known for its stable populations and constant breeding success.

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Fish die-off in Ontario lake a mystery

So many carp have died in a lake near Toronto that local public works officials have scheduled special pickup days for dead fish.

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ISS Astronauts Complete 4th Spacewalk

STS-117’s final spacewalk came to an end Sunday at 6:54 p.m. EDT. During the 6-hour, 29-minute orbital stroll, Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Steven Swanson performed tasks to activate the International Space ...

dateJun 18, 2007 in Space Exploration
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