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Toward a better understanding of earthquakes

The earth is shaken daily by strong earthquakes recorded by a number of seismic stations worldwide. Tectonic tremor, however, is a new type of seismic signal that seismologist started studying only within the last few years. ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Menacing monsoons

Studying the long rainy seasons in Indochina can help climatologists understand the accompanying and often threatening weather phenomenon and hopefully bring relief to its inhabitants.

dateJun 27, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Girls' response to honor-related violence

Girls in families characterised by strong social control often live a double life. Yet the roles and relations in these families are much less static than commonly thought, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University ...

dateJun 18, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Amateur scientists find niche in locating new planets

Over the past decade, scientists have found evidence of hundreds of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. A group of volunteers has also joined the search, and they have found several additional planets that initially ...

dateJun 13, 2012 in Astronomy
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