Archive: 12/19/2011

'Portal 2,' 'Skyrim' top a thrilling year in games

(AP) -- It's a good time to be a gamer, as studios continue to release thrilling adventures with clever stories, tight gameplay and spectacular production values. So many fine games have been released in 2011 ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Software
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A new kind of metal in the deep Earth

(PhysOrg.com) -- The crushing pressures and intense temperatures in Earth's deep interior squeeze atoms and electrons so closely together that they interact very differently. With depth materials change. New ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Sensational bird finding in China

In June 2011, a team of Chinese and Swedish researchers rediscovered the breeding area for the poorly known Blackthroat Luscinia obscura, in the Qinling mountains, Shaanxi province, north central China.

dateDec 19, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Exotic plants do not necessarily become invasive

Introduced plant species do not necessarily have to outgrow indigenous plant species. That makes it difficult to predict the potential harm of exotic plants. NWO-funded researcher Annelein Meisner recently published an article ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Ecology
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