Archive: 6/06/2006

Distant ball of dust not dusty enough

One of the youngest supernova remnants known, a glowing red ball of dust created by the explosion 1,000 years ago of a supermassive star in a nearby galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, exhibits the same problem as exploding ...

dateJun 06, 2006 in Astronomy
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Our Ancestors Survived 'Snowball Earth'

It has been 2.3 billion years since Earth's atmosphere became infused with enough oxygen to support life as we know it. About the same time, the planet became encased in ice that some scientists speculate was more than a ...

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Ancient human fossils find modern virtual home

First discovered 150 years ago, Neanderthals have been studied more widely than any other form of human. Thanks to a new interactive inventory and online catalogue developed in Europe, scientists worldwide can now probe the ...

dateJun 06, 2006 in Software
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Physicists generate ball-lightning in the lab

Scientists in the joint study group of Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik and Berlin’s Humboldt University have generated ball-lightning in the laboratory - or, to be more precise, ball-lightning-like plasma clouds. ...

dateJun 06, 2006 in General Physics
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