Missouri officials want to contain mussels

Wildlife officials in Missouri are trying to get boaters to help stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels through the region's lakes and rivers.

Colour pattern spurs speciation in tropical fish

McGill researchers discover that coral reef fish colour patterns are responsible for the emergence of new species A team of researchers from McGill University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) has provided ...

Star Cluster Holds Midweight Black Hole, VLA Indicates

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope have greatly strengthened the case that supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies may have formed through mergers of smaller ...

How to Spot the Speediest Black Holes

Astronomers are hunting an elusive target: rogue black holes that have been ejected from the centers of their home galaxies. Some doubted that the quarry could be spotted, since a black hole must be gobbling matter from an ...

Screaming CMEs Warn of Radiation Storms

A CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) is a solar body slam to our high-tech civilization. CMEs begin when the sun launches a billion tons of electrically conducting gas (plasma) into space at millions of miles per hour. A CME cloud ...

NASA's FUSE satellite catches collision of titans

Using NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite and ground-based telescopes, astronomers have determined, for the first time, the properties of a rare, extremely massive, and young binary star system.

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