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Science News Archive - April 27, 2011

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Scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) played down claims of a significant discovery, after a leaked memo hinted that the elusive “God particle” may have been found.

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While wind turbines are an important source of renewable energy, they also produce wakes of invisible ripples that can affect the atmosphere and influence wind turbines downstream.

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On April 26, 1986, history's greatest nuclear accident took place northwest of the Ukrainian city of Chernobyl.

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As they might with most endangered animals, scientists consider the whereabouts and activities of right whales extremely important.

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Geochemist Albert Colman follows trail from Kamchatka microbes into the history of Earth’s atmosphere.

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Weather Services International (WSI) predicts 15 named storms this season, with 8 becoming hurricanes and at least 4 of them a category 3 or greater in strength on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale.

Eric Schwaab, assistant NOAA administrator for fisheries, joined officials from the town of Brewster, Mass., and other partners today on the shores of Cape Cod’s Stony Brook to celebrate the completion of a American Reinvestment and Recovery Act project that restored natural tidal flow to 20 acres of salt marsh and opened passage for fish to nearly 400 acres of ponds for spawning.

New research finds that consistent, “signature” brainwave patterns first noticed in short-term studies of adults are so robust that they’re also detectable over a matter of years in the notoriously turbulent brains of teens.

Manufacturers who design new materials often struggle to understand viscous liquids at a molecular scale.

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The WWF wildlife campaign group said on Wednesday that the world stands to lose 230 million hectares of forest by 2050 with drastic consequences for the climate, biodiversity and the global economy.

Word of the Day
ramage
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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