Archive: 6/12/2010

Image: Speck between rings

Saturn's moon Atlas can be seen just above the center of this Cassini spacecraft image as it orbits in the Roche Division between Saturn's A ring and thin F ring.

dateDec 06, 2010 in Space Exploration
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First Australians did not boost fire activity

(PhysOrg.com) -- The arrival of the first people in Australia about 50,000 years ago did not result in significantly greater fire activity, according to a landmark new research report on the continent's fire history going ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in Environment
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New book on 100 years of Illinois birds

A new book, Illinois Birds: A Century of Change, literally took 100 years to write. The first comprehensive survey of birds in Illinois was conducted from 1906-1909. It was repeated from 1956-1958 and a technical book was ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Indigenous peoples adapt to climate change

The climate in the Northeastern United States changed drastically more than five times before the first Europeans arrived. A new study suggests that the indigenous people in the area were able to adapt their culture and agriculture ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in Archaeology & Fossils
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