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2012-04-20 09:39:16

A pan-European study published in Science shows that mountain plants across the continent are moving to higher altitudes.

Looking At Quantum Gravity In A Mirror
2012-03-21 04:10:14

Einstein's theory of gravity and quantum physics are expected to merge at the Planck-scale of extremely high energies and on very short distances.

Image 1 - Climate Change Alters Mountain Vegetation At Large Scale
2012-01-09 04:52:05

Climate change is having a more profound effect on alpine vegetation than at first anticipated, according to a study carried out by an international group of researchers and published in Nature Climate Change.

Ravens Use Gestures To Signal Potential Partners
2011-11-30 06:37:06

Ravens use their beaks and wings to point and hold up objects in order to attract attention, much like humans use our hands to make gestures, according to a new study by German and Austrian experts.

2011-10-20 22:45:18

Even though previous studies have been shown the link between regular exercises and improved health the exact dose-response relation remains unclear.

1 Clock With 2 Times
2011-10-19 13:50:06

The unification of quantum mechanics and Einstein's general relativity is one of the most exciting and still open questions in modern physics.

Laser Light Used To Cool Object To Quantum Ground State
2011-10-06 04:28:08

For the first time, researchers have managed to cool a miniature mechanical object to its lowest possible energy state using laser light.

Image 1 - The Turbulent Lives Of Stars
2011-09-16 07:43:58

The stars are boiling! The reason is the energy generated in the center of the star that wants to escape.

2011-08-08 12:18:17

A liquid does not have to be a disordered bunch of particles: A team of researchers at Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) and the University of Vienna has discovered intriguing structures formed by tiny particles floating in liquids.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.