Archive: 11/29/2011

A black hole unmasked

Black holes are among the most amazing and bizarre predictions of Einstein's theory of gravity. A black hole is thought to be point-like in dimension, but it is surrounded by an imaginary surface, or "edge," ...

dateNov 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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A Tocqueville for our time

Almost two centuries after he traveled around the United States studying its people and government, the French writer Alexis de Tocqueville remains one of the most influential of all commentators on American ...

dateNov 29, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Women backed by women: taking risks

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from The Australian National University has shown that women are more likely to make risky choices when they are surrounded by other women. The findings could help to reduce gender inequality ...

dateNov 29, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Breakthrough: 'Global warming gene'

The molecular mechanism which makes some plants grow more rapidly when the temperature rises has been identified by researchers at the University of Bristol in a paper published today in Proceedings of th ...

dateNov 29, 2011 in Biotechnology
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