Archive: 2/10/2009

How to limit risk of climate catastrophe

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new analysis of climate risk, published by researchers at MIT and elsewhere, shows that even moderate carbon-reduction policies now can substantially lower the risk of future climate change. It also shows ...

dateOct 02, 2009 in Environment
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The Hot Saturn Exoplanet

(PhysOrg.com) -- Of the roughly 350 known exoplanets (i.e., extrasolar planets), the one orbiting the star HD149026 is unique.

dateOct 02, 2009 in Astronomy
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Herschel views deep-space pearls on a cosmic string

(PhysOrg.com) -- Herschel has delivered spectacular vistas of cold gas clouds lying near the plane of the Milky Way, revealing intense, unexpected activity. The dark, cool region is dotted with stellar factories, like pearls ...

dateOct 02, 2009 in Astronomy
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Black rat does not bother Mediterranean seabirds

Human activities have meant invasive species have been able to populate parts of the world to which they are not native and alter biodiversity there over thousands of years. Now, an international team of scientists has studied ...

dateOct 02, 2009 in Ecology
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