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Spirals in a galaxy may arise from density waves

It's often said that the shape of a spiral galaxy follows the curve of a golden spiral. You can see this, for example, in the image above. While it's often implied that this curve matches exactly, that isn't ...

Oct 09, 2014
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Creating low-cost solar energy

Work by PhD student Alex Barker, under the supervision of Dr Justin Hodgkiss, a senior lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, is helping to improve the efficiency of next generation solar ...

Oct 08, 2014
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Are Montana's invasive fish in for a shock?

A new paper from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Montana State University, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the feasibility of electrofishing to selectively ...

Oct 06, 2014
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Have our bodies held the key to new antibiotics all along?

As the threat of antibiotic resistance grows, scientists are turning to the human body and the trillion or so bacteria that have colonized us—collectively called our microbiota—for new clues to fighting microbial infections. ...

Oct 01, 2014
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22 elephants poached in Mozambique in two weeks

Poachers slaughtered 22 elephants in Mozambique in the first two weeks of September, environmentalists said Monday, warning that killing for ivory by organised syndicates was being carried out on an "industrialised" ...

Sep 22, 2014
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Finding hints of gravitational waves in the stars

Scientists have shown how gravitational waves—invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time that propagate through the universe—might be "seen" by looking at the stars. The new model proposes that ...

Sep 22, 2014
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