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2011-08-29 08:43:40

  Preserving just 4 percent of the ocean could protect crucial habitat for the vast majority of marine mammal species, from sea otters to blue whales, according to researchers at Stanford University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Their findings were published in the Aug. 16 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Of the 129 species of marine mammals on Earth, including seals, dolphins and polar bears, approximately one-quarter are...

2011-08-02 10:45:00

Researchers, led by ecologist Sandra Pompa from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, have identified 20 of the most important regions of the world's oceans and lakes that are crucial to ensuring the survival of marine mammals such as seals, whales and porpoises, reports the Guardian. Marine mammals are under constant threat from climate change, ocean acidification, hunting and other perils. Of the 20 important sites chosen, 11 include creatures that are found nowhere else on Earth,...

2010-03-22 07:40:00

About 23% of the Universe is made up of mysterious "Ëœdark matter', invisible material only detected through its gravitational influence on its surroundings. Now two astronomers based at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have found a hint of the way it behaves near black holes. Their results appear in a letter in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. In the early Universe clumps of dark matter are thought to have attracted gas, which then...

2010-02-16 13:52:00

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing effort to support debate on the development of Mexico, Grupo Salinas is proud to announce the forum "Analisis De La Nueva Reforma Politica: La Democracia Que Tenemos, El Estado Que Queremos," which was held jointly by Caminos de la Libertad and the Fundacion Freidrich Naumann at Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM) to discuss important aspects of proposed political reform in Mexico. The event brings together top...

2009-06-24 10:15:00

A recent study found that the island of Bermeja, which several ancient maps of the Gulf of Mexico from the 17th and 18th centuries depicted as a mere speck of wasteland, does not actually exist. According to the ancient maps, Bermeja was located off the north coast of the Mexican state of Yucatán, but it is not present on even the oldest satellite pictures of the area dating back to the late 1970s and early 1980s. It may seem petty to mourn the loss of a 31-square-mile island that does...

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