Archive: 12/31/2013

Debunking myths on nuclear power

It is the received wisdom that nuclear weapons and nuclear power are inseparable. Consequently, any country that builds a civilian nuclear power station is able to build an atomic bomb within a couple of ...

Dec 31, 2013
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Impact of urban areas on fish restoration

The restoration of salmon and steelhead habitat in the Pacific Northwest has focused largely on rural areas dominated by agricultural and forested lands, but researchers increasingly are looking at the impact ...

Dec 31, 2013
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Image: Hubble eyes galaxy as flat as a pancake

(Phys.org) —Located some 25 million light-years away, this new Hubble image shows spiral galaxy ESO 373-8. Together with at least seven of its galactic neighbors, this galaxy is a member of the NGC 2997 ...

Dec 31, 2013
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Ancient traditions: Why we make New Year resolutions

As many of us start to think about our New Year's resolutions (or breaking them), we may not realise that the tradition of making promises on the first day of the year is a custom started by our Roman ancestors.

Dec 31, 2013
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