Archive: 19/10/2011

How the Milky Way killed off its satellites

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two researchers from Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg have revealed for the first time the existence of a new signature of the birth of the first stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. More than 12 billion ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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Improving training efficiency in horses

It is well known that hard training can lead to degradation of muscle protein. A number of nutritional strategies have been developed to counter this but surprisingly there has to date been very little attention paid to the ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Herbivorous fish like eating meat

The grass carp, thought to be a strict vegetarian, seems to have a preference for amphipoda. NWO researcher Liesbeth Bakker made this discovery during her research into the food preferences of fish. The discovery turns our ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Ecology
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In search of virus fossils

Here's a theory for a comedian to consider: dinosaurs done-in by avian flu. Silly as that may be, we imagine that viruses have been infecting organisms since life first appeared on Earth, but this is mostly just a hunch. ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Sweet innovation for citrus fruits

Researchers in Spain have developed sophisticated machines to sort citrus fruit before they reach consumers. The prototypes can detect and separate rotten oranges, and can classify mandarin segments. Citrus fruit field pickers ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Engineering
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