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Science News Archive - February 25, 2009

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A new elusive species of fish with eyes on the side of its head and freaky characteristics like a fleshy chin and cheeks has been given a name.

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Roman artifacts which are nearly two thousand years old with similarities to ancient remains found at Pompeii in Italy were examined at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s ISIS neutron source last weekend.

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Exquisitely detailed and beautifully symmetrical, the snowflakes that David Griffeath makes are icy jewels of art.

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Researchers are exploring extreme conditions for life in a place not known for extremes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning against eating chicken or chunky ham salad made by Plaisirs Gastronomiques Inc. due to possible contamination. The CFIA said St.

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Most wild species are expected to colonize northwards as the climate warms, but how are they going to get there when so many landscapes are covered in wheat fields and other crops?

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Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ancient system of communication found in primitive bacteria, may also explain how plants and algae control the process of photosynthesis.

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A team of scientists, led by the University of Exeter, has used game theory to explain the bizarre behavior of a group of ravens.

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Glacier ice appears to be melting in the western portion of Antarctica and not only on the Antarctic Peninsula, scientists reported on Wednesday in conclusion to the 2007-2008 International Polar Year.

A U.S.-Australian study has determined high humidity levels, through a process called water vapor feedback, can aggravate global warming. Texas A&M University Professor Andrew Dessler says warming due to increases in greenhouse gases will lead to higher humidity in the atmosphere.

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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
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