Archive: 03/19/2009

The origin of supernovae confirmed

Where do supernovae come from? Astronomers have long believed they were exploding stars, but by analysing a series of images, researchers from the Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Astronomy
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Vaccine to prevent colon cancer being tested in patients

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have begun testing a vaccine that might be able to prevent colon cancer in people at high risk for developing the disease. If shown to be effective, it might ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Cancer
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Language of music really is universal, study finds

Native African people who have never even listened to the radio before can nonetheless pick up on happy, sad, and fearful emotions in Western music, according to a new report published online on March 19th in Current Biology. The re ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Major losses for Caribbean reef fish in last 15 years

By combining data from 48 studies of coral reefs from around the Caribbean, researchers have found that fish densities that have been stable for decades have given way to significant declines since 1995. The study appears ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Ecology
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