News tagged with night

Citizen scientist: Helping scientists help themselves

We are all scientists now, thanks to SETI@home, Galaxy Zoo, The Great Sunflower Project, Folding@home and counltess other projects that allow individuals to take part in scientific research directly or indirectly. In the ...

Sep 20, 2010
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Night lights affect songbirds' mating life

In today's increasingly urbanized world, the lights in many places are always on, and according to a report published online on September 16 in of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that's having a real ...

Sep 16, 2010
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Goodbye to cold nights

Given the impact of climatic extremes on agriculture and health in Spain, researchers at the University of Salamanca (USAL) have analysed the two factors most representative of these thermal extremes between 1950 and 2006 ...

Aug 31, 2010
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STAR TRAK: August 2010

Every three years, the same phase of the moon happens on about the same date of each month. The annual Perseid meteor shower of August last happened in a moonless sky in 2007, so this year if the sky is clear ...

Aug 02, 2010
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Comet Visible During Brief Visit

(PhysOrg.com) -- Comet McNaught is quickly approaching the sun this week, but it is visible with binoculars or telescopes in the early hours before dawn. The best views are away from city lights, according ...

Jun 21, 2010
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Foxconn worker dies in China; 10th in a year

(AP) -- A Chinese employee of Foxconn Technology Group fell from a building and died Tuesday, state-run media said, in the 10th such death this year at the world's largest contract maker of electronics, such ...

May 25, 2010
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Artificial light at night disrupts cell division

Just one "pulse" of artificial light at night disrupts circadian cell division, reveals a new study carried out by Dr. Rachel Ben-Shlomo of the University of Haifa-Oranim Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology ...

Apr 12, 2010
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Shooting for Shooting Stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- You know them as "shooting stars," or meteors. Space scientists know them as the fiery end of tiny visitors from space. Those momentary streaks of light across the night sky are nothing more ...

Apr 08, 2010
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