Archive: 27/09/2011

AGNs as a new standard candle?

Nope. A standard candle isn’t the same red, green, blue, yellow and omni-present pink wax sticks that decorate your every day birthday cake. Until now a standard candle meant a Cepheid variable star – or more recently ...

dateSep 27, 2011 in Astronomy
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Homeless supernovae

In a post earlier this month, we looked at a team of astronomers searching for stars that were on ejected from their birthplaces in clusters. These stars could receive the needed kick from a gravitational swing by the core ...

dateSep 27, 2011 in Astronomy
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Following the trail of conservation successes

A paper by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), James Cook University and Mongabay.com, which was published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution in early August, showed that although large-scale biodiversity ...

dateSep 27, 2011 in Ecology
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