Archive: 21/07/2005

NASA honors former astronaut John Young

Space pioneer John Young has been named a NASA Ambassador of Exploration. The award, along with a commemorative moon rock, were presented Wednesday during a ceremony at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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Size matters: preventing large mammal extinction

Saving large mammals such as elephants and rhino from extinction could be made more effective by focusing efforts on individual species as well as their habitats. Scientists at the Zoological Society of London’s Institute ...

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Christians may have copied Jewish rites

Scientists say radiocarbon dating of organic material from the catacombs of ancient Rome indicates Christians might have copied Jewish burial customs.

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Is ours the only universe?

Is ours the only universe? Astronomers Chris Palma and Jane Charlton answer: Palma: There's a distinction that needs to be made here. When we loosely throw around the term "universe," usually what we mean is the observable ...

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