Archive: 9/02/2007

Italy's wolves bounce back

Italy's wolves, once at risk of extinction, have bounced back, but still are at risk, an expert speaking in Rome said.

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Mummy's amazing American maize

The far-reaching influence of Spanish and Portuguese colonisers appears not to have extended to South American agriculture, scientists studying a 1,400-year-old Andean mummy have found.

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Expedition 14 Crew Completes 3rd Spacewalk

With all scheduled tasks accomplished, Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Suni Williams finished a 6-hour, 40-minute spacewalk Thursday. Their completed tasks will allow for the attachment of a cargo platform ...

dateFeb 09, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Shedding New Light on Proteorhodopsin

New light has been shed on proteorhodopsin, the light-sensitive protein found in many marine bacteria. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California ...

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Can expert reasoning be taught?

In addition to mastering a large body of knowledge, successful researchers must acquire a host of high-level cognitive skills: critical thinking, "framing" a problem, ongoing evaluation of the solution as it progresses, and ...

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Supernovae -- cosmic lighthouses

Supernovae stand out in the sky like cosmic lighthouses. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and at the National Astronomical Institute of Italy have now found a way to use these cosmic beacons to measure ...

dateFeb 09, 2007 in Astronomy
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