News tagged with monsters

Mesozoic turtle reconstructed

During the Mesozoic Era, between 252m and 66m years ago, the seas were ruled by a vast and intriguing array of reptiles. The most common ones were crocodiles (adapted to swimming in oceans), plesiosaurs (Loch ...

dateNov 25, 2013 in Archaeology & Fossils
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First 'bone' of the Milky Way identified

(Phys.org)—Our Milky Way is a spiral galaxy—a pinwheel-shaped collection of stars, gas and dust. It has a central bar and two major spiral arms that wrap around its disk. Since we view the Milky Way from ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Astronomy
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Why we create monsters

Experts in various aspects of the macabre include several University at Buffalo faculty members who specialize in what many cultures find horrible and terrifying.

dateOct 24, 2011 in Other
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Size matters in lizard research

(PhysOrg.com) -- For a species whose name suggests otherwise, Gila monsters are actually quite shy. Their size and bite are the only monstrous things about these animals, which are the second-largest and one ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Surf contest reminds bystanders of sea's power

(AP) -- The Mavericks Surf Contest was no day at the beach for participants or spectators. Unexpected waves breaking on shore Saturday swept dozens of spectators from their perches on the man-made jetty at ...

dateFeb 14, 2010 in Environment
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Crashing the size barrier

Like surfers on monster waves, electrons can ride waves of plasma to very high energies in a very short distance. Scientists have proven that plasma acceleration works. Now they're developing it as a way to ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in General Physics
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New research sheds light on freak wave hot spots

Stories of ships mysteriously sent to watery graves by sudden, giant waves have long puzzled scientists and sailors. New research by San Francisco State professor Tim Janssen suggests that changes in water depth and currents, ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in General Physics
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