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2010-05-11 10:00:00

Supermassive black holes with the mass of many millions of stars have been detected at the center of many large galaxies.

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2010-04-26 12:50:59

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research identify the active regions on the surface of comets.

2010-04-21 13:50:27

The results of genetic studies on migratory birds substantiate the theory that in the case of a continued global warming, and within only a few generations, migratory birds will - subject to strong selection and microevolution - at first begin to fly shorter distances and at a later stage, stop migrating, and will thus become so-called "residents".

2010-03-31 16:42:44

Space and time are intertwined in our thoughts, as they are in the physical world. For centuries, philosophers have debated exactly how these dimensions are related in the human mind. According to a paper to appear in the April, 2010 issue of Cognitive Science, children’s ability to understand time is inseparable from their understanding of space.

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2010-03-29 15:18:53

Despite the fact that bats are active after sunset, they rely on the sun as their most trusted source of navigation.

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2010-03-25 09:10:28

The molecular secrets of a bacterium which produces its own oxygen to use the green house gas methane was unraveled.

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2010-03-25 07:21:38

Scientists discover how ice jets on the moon feed Saturn's E ring and cause some slight snowfall to boot.

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2010-03-25 06:55:00

Up to now, primitive black holes, which occupy the cores of active galaxies and were around as far back as the early days of the universe, only existed in astronomer’s models.

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2010-03-24 10:43:53

Study suggests nonhuman animals also have metacognitive abilities - they know about what they have seen.

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2010-03-15 13:25:00

Not only land birds, but also some seabirds, cover enormous distances during migration: the sooty shearwater, for example, circumnavigates the earth one and a half times on its travels.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.