Archive: 26/09/2011

Breaking chemistry's bad rap

Breaking Bad, cable channel AMC's popular series chronicling the dark transformation of Walter White from suburban chemistry high school teacher to crystal meth master chef and criminal mastermind, makes chemistry entertaining ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Other
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Hemlocks still abundant despite adelgid infestations

A recent analysis of two decades of USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data shows the live volume of hemlocks in the eastern United States still increasing despite spreading infestations of hemlock woolly ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Ecology
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Investors pour $85 million into Tumblr

Tumblr on Monday announced a fresh round of funding that poured $85 million into the fast-growing online service for sharing pictures, videos, written musings and other digital snippets.

dateSep 26, 2011 in Internet
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Calif quake project aimed to ID future hotspots

In the ongoing quest to better anticipate future earthquakes, scientists embarked on an ambitious experiment: Identify the likeliest places where magnitude-4.9 quakes or stronger would occur in seismically active California ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The benefits of marriage

Marriage can potentially help reduce crime by enabling people to develop greater self-control, according to a new study examining changes in marital status, self-control and marijuana use between late adolescence and early ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Star formation laws

Take a cloud of molecular hydrogen add some turbulence and you get star formation – that’s the law. The efficiency of star formation (how big and how populous they get) is largely a function of the density of the ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Astronomy
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