Archive: 08/11/2006

Scientists study insect 'egg police'

British and Belgian scientists say social sanctions, not voluntary altruism, stop workers in insect societies from reproducing.

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Economist shows good fences do make good neighbors

A new study led by a UC Irvine economist debunks a popular argument against urban sprawl -- that living farther from neighbors decreases social interaction. In fact, the data shows that suburban living is better for one's ...

dateNov 08, 2006 in Other
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Moon's escaping gasses expose fresh surface

Conventional wisdom suggests that the moon has seen no widespread volcanic activity for at least the last three billion years. Now, a fresh look at existing data points to much more recent release of lunar gasses.

dateNov 08, 2006 in Astronomy
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A leading edge camera for molecules

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany, have visualised vibration and rotation in the nuclei of a hydrogen molecule as a quantum mechanical wave packet. What is more, this has ...

dateNov 08, 2006 in General Physics
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