News tagged with years

Close encounters of the stellar kind

The movements of more than 300 000 stars surveyed by ESA's Gaia satellite reveal that rare close encounters with our sun might disturb the cloud of comets at the far reaches of our solar system, sending some towards Earth ...

dateAug 31, 2017 in Astronomy
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Baby boomer squirrels master tricky timing

Female squirrels who align their reproduction to take advantage of food-rich years and align have more pups that survive to maturity, according to new research from UAlberta biologists

dateAug 24, 2017 in Ecology
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