Archive: 23/01/2012

Shipwrecked: Women and children first?

Barely three months short of the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, which went down on 15 April 1912, another shipwreck has galvanised the world’s attention. With tragic stories of loss, chaos and fear, shipwrecks ...

dateJan 23, 2012 in Other
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Ancient lessons for a modern challenge

What caused the collapse of the Cambodian city of Angkor, the largest preindustrial city in the world, 600 years ago? Previous research suggests war and overexploitation of the land were to blame, but a new study says drought ...

dateJan 23, 2012 in Environment
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Stellar embryos

(PhysOrg.com) -- Stars form as gravity coalesces the gas and dust in interstellar clouds until the material produces clumps dense enough to become stars. But precisely how this happens, and whether or not the processes are ...

dateJan 23, 2012 in Astronomy
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Low carbon, moderate income and long life

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study shows that countries with high incomes and high carbon emissions do not achieve higher life expectancies than those with moderate incomes and lower carbon emissions.

dateJan 23, 2012 in Environment
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