Archive: 11/3/2011

Millisecond pulsar in spin mode

Astronomers have tracked down the first gamma-ray pulsar in a globular cluster of stars. It is around 27,000 light years away and thus also holds the distance record in this class of objects. Moreover, its ...

Nov 03, 2011 4.6 / 5 (5) 8 | with audio podcast

9 new gamma pulsars

Pulsars are the lighthouses of the universe. These compact and fast-rotating neutron stars flash many times per second in the radio or gamma-ray band. Pure gamma-ray pulsars are extremely difficult to find ...

Nov 03, 2011 4 / 5 (1) 3 | with audio podcast

Evolution during human colonizations

Most human populations are the product of a series of range expansions having occurred since modern humans left Africa some 50,000 years ago to colonize the rest of the world, but how have these processes influenced today's ...

Nov 03, 2011 4.6 / 5 (11) 3 | with audio podcast