News tagged with isotopes

Impact on mummy skull suggests murder

Blunt force trauma to the skull of a mummy with signs of Chagas disease may support homicide as cause of death, which is similar to previously described South American mummies, according to a study published ...

Feb 26, 2014
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Dining habits of breeding terns revealed

Western Australian researchers have used stable isotope ratios from the tail feathers of bridled terns (Onychoprion anaethetus) on Penguin Island to assess how their feeding habits vary during the breeding ...

Dec 20, 2013
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Brown unveils powerful new mass spectrometers

Two plasma mass spectrometers, acquired with funding from Brown University and the National Science Foundation, are providing researchers in the region—at Brown, and other universities, government agencies, ...

Nov 07, 2013
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A crater as an abode for life

A new study shows how the heat generated from an asteroid impact could lead to a crater becoming a refuge for life, or even a potential birthplace for life's origin.

Nov 04, 2013
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