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Paramecia need Newton for navigation

While single-celled paramecia have the ability to respond to certain external stimuli, they appear not to use that sensory system for simple navigation, new research finds. The work suggests that the ability ...

dateNov 18, 2014 in General Physics
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Warmest oceans ever recorded

"This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since their systematic measuring started. Temperatures even exceed those of the record-breaking 1998 El Niño year," says ...

dateNov 14, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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An air cushion for falling droplets

Falling droplets bounce as many as fifteen times before they come to rest on a flat surface. In the past, it was believed that this phenomenon is limited to water drops on superhydrophobic surfaces.

dateNov 11, 2014 in General Physics
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How variable are ocean temperatures?

The earth's climate appears to have been more variable over the past 7,000 years than often thought. This is the conclusion of a new study forthcoming online this week in the U.S. scientific journal Proceedings of ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Deathly effect of heatwaves ignored

Heat is an emerging problem in Sydney, but despite having its strongest effects on the poor, the elderly, the disabled and the very young, most community services don't formally cater for the impact of heatwaves ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in Environment
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Climate change affects whales

Researchers at the University of St Andrews believe that fin and humpbacked whales have changed the timing of their seasonal migration in response to global warming.

dateApr 08, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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