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Teamwork Key To Humanity's Success, Scientists Claim
2012-03-04 06:24:07

Researchers from France, the UK, and the US believe they have discovered why mankind emerged as the planet's dominant species, and surprisingly, it isn't because of superior intellect.

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2011-12-31 08:50:05

Chimpanzees might be able to determine whether or not their fellow chimps need to hear a specific message.

Parenting Styles Among Seals Differ
2011-11-23 04:20:53

Grey seals have different types of personality that affect the extent to which they guard and care for their young, according to new research.

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2011-08-09 10:10:00

Despite becoming a popular idea through science fiction, fantasy novels and films, a cloak that renders its wearer invisible is usually dismissed as impossible. However this does not dissuade some researchers from exploring the idea of it.

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2011-04-21 14:57:30

Astronomers from the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) have produced a completely new catalogue of ~15,000 groups of galaxies that gives a new insight into dark matter, the material of unknown composition that makes up a fifth of the mass of the Universe.

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2011-04-20 10:20:34

A British-based team of astronomers has discovered carbon monoxide gas in the atmosphere of Pluto, after a worldwide search lasting for nearly two decades.

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2011-04-19 08:30:00

A sky with two suns is a favorite image for science fiction films, but how would a binary star system affect life evolving on an orbiting planet?

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2011-04-18 09:40:00

Jupiter-like worlds around other stars push shock waves ahead of them, according to a team of UK astronomers.


Word of the Day
lahar
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.
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