Archive: 26/05/2011

Crickets that live fast die young

Male crickets advertise their attractiveness with a loud and clear call to females. Calling effort has been linked to more mating success, but what are the hidden costs of showing off?

dateMay 26, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Space image: Burning

(PhysOrg.com) -- Because of the absence of gravity, fuels burning in space behave very differently than they do on Earth. In this image, a 3-millimeter diameter droplet of heptane fuel burns in microgravity, producing soot. ...

dateMay 26, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Ancient El Nino clue to future floods

(PhysOrg.com) -- Dramatic climate swings behind both last year's Pakistan flooding and this year’s Queensland floods in Australia are likely to continue as the world gets warmer, scientists predict.

dateMay 26, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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