Archive: 6/12/2011

Pressure prepares lobsters for long-distance delivery

Autumn is the prime season for catching lobsters in the cold waters off New England, and the red shellfish will soon find its way into many winter feasts, from office holiday parties to Christmas dinners and New Year's Eve ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in Other
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SAM I am

The Mars Science Laboratory is on its way to the red planet, and its rover Curiosity should touch down next summer. If the mission hits paydirt and comes across organic material, then one instrument in particular has the ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Today's severe drought, tomorrow's normal

( -- While the worst drought since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s grips Oklahoma and Texas, scientists are warning that what we consider severe drought conditions in North America today may be normal for the continent ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Are gas-formed gullies the norm on Mars?

In June 2000, Martian imaging scientists made a striking discovery — data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft found gullies on the red planet. Gullies on Earth form when water runs down steep slopes and ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in Space Exploration
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