Archive: 12/5/2005

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 ...

Dec 05, 2005
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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 ...

Dec 05, 2005
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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.

Dec 05, 2005
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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.

Dec 05, 2005
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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 ...

Dec 05, 2005
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Study: Southern Louisiana is sinking

A Louisiana State University scientist says southern Louisiana is sinking and restoring flooded marshes to protect the state's Gulf coast is futile.

Dec 05, 2005
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Scientists sample soil in the Smokies

Scientists say they plan a soil study in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park next spring to determine levels of nutrient loss and acid accumulation.

Dec 05, 2005
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ZoomInfo mines deep for personal data

Googling someone has fast become an integral part of the English lexicon, and to Google someone before or after a date is de rigueur for many seeking that special someone.

Dec 05, 2005
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