Archive: 17/02/2010

Chubby birds get there faster

( -- Small migratory birds, like the garden warbler, must make stopovers on their journeys to their breeding grounds. When they have crossed extensive ecological barriers, such as deserts or oceans, they must ...

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Permafrost line recedes 130 km in 50 years

The southern limit of permanently frozen ground, or permafrost, is now 130 kilometers further north than it was 50 years ago in the James Bay region, according to two researchers from the Department of Biology at Université ...

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Dark matter detective arrives at ESTEC

( -- One of the most exciting scientific instruments ever built, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), arrived at ESA's Test Centre in the Netherlands for testing before being launched on the Space Shuttle to ...

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Space Exploration
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