Archive: 5/12/2005

Physicists describe strange new fluid-like state of matter

University of Chicago physicists have created a novel state of matter using nothing more than a container of loosely packed sand and a falling marble. They have found that the impacting marble produces a jet of sand grains ...

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The cold truth about climate change and snow

What would the Earth be like if one fine day all the snow melted away? Obviously, it would be a much warmer place. But what's interesting is how much warmer, says Stephen Vavrus, an associate scientist at the Center for Climatic ...

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Rare early Mayan portrait is found

University of Calgary archaeologist Kathryn Reese-Taylor and an international team of researchers have discovered an early Mayan portrait of a woman.

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Butterfly evolution is studied

University College London scientists say they've found why so many species of butterflies live in Central and South America, as compared with other places.

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Mathematician's insight helps unravel knotty problem

The latest insight from Rice University assistant professor Shelly Harvey is the kind of idea that comes along rarely for a theorist in any discipline: It's an idea that is both simple and capable of explaining much.

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