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Large eyes come at a high cost

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have shown that well-developed eyes come at a surprising cost to other organ systems. The study involving Mexican cavefish shows that the visual system can require between 5% and ...

dateSep 11, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Checking up on tropical sunlight

Science is not settled on a bet or a hunch. Measurements and data feed conclusions and provide clarity. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that two ground-based stations on a tropical island, though ...

dateJun 11, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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The 'habitable edge' of exomoons

Astronomers have their fingers crossed that within the haul of data collected by NASA's Kepler mission, which has already detected nearly three thousand possible exoplanets, hide the signatures of the very first exomoons.

dateMar 05, 2013 in Astronomy
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