Archive: 22/11/2006

Researchers gaze at cloud formations

Finnish researchers analyzing cloud formations say ozone destruction in the Earth's stratosphere might be occurring at a faster pace than thought.

dateNov 22, 2006 in
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Lasers Shine Light on Chemical Reactions

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have been using a high-resolution laser technique to learn how molecules absorb light and fall apart during photodissociation reactions — chemical ...

dateNov 22, 2006 in General Physics
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Daily grind: Fossil molars add to Neanderthal debate

Palaeontologists have fired a new round in a verbal battle over the Neanderthals, the hominids who were our closest evolutionary cousins before they met a strange and possibly tragic end.

dateNov 22, 2006 in
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Vesper Could Explore Earth's Fiery Twin

Earth has a twin sister, and she's gone bad. The planet Venus is almost the same size as Earth, so it has been called Earth's twin. It's only about 30 percent closer to the sun than Earth, and at the dawn of the space age, ...

dateNov 22, 2006 in Astronomy
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We're more different than we thought, says gene study

New research shows that at least 10 percent of genes in the human population can vary in the number of copies of DNA sequences they contain--a finding that alters current thinking that the DNA of any two humans is 99.9 percent ...

dateNov 22, 2006 in
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