Archive: 05/28/2010

First horned dinosaur from Mexico

A new species of horned dinosaur unearthed in Mexico has larger horns that any other species - up to 4 feet long - and has given scientists fresh insights into the ancient history of western North America, ...

dateMay 28, 2010 in Archaeology & Fossils
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The epigenetic influence of the father

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) shed light on the highly debated question whether fathers transmit epigenetic information to their offspring. ...

dateMay 28, 2010 in Medical research
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The Polaris Cluster

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Cepheid star is one whose mass and age results in physical conditions that generate periodic oscillations in its photosphere. A Cepheid thus varies regularly in brightness, with a period ...

dateMay 28, 2010 in Astronomy
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Europa's Churn Leads to Oxygen Burn

Jupiter’s moon Europa has a salty ocean, and scientists have long wondered if life could be found there. One scientist says Europa also has enough oxygen to support an ocean teeming with life.

dateMay 28, 2010 in Space Exploration
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