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    • Posted by Anne Korn
    • May 17, 2013
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    "Spring is like a perhaps hand," wrote the poet E. E. Cummings: "carefully / moving a perhaps / fraction of flower here placing / an inch of air there... / without breaking anything." 
    With the hand of nature trained on a beaker of chemical fluid...
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    • May 16, 2013
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    A scientist has discovered an ancient extinct creature with ‘scissor hand-like’ claws in fossil records and has named it in honour of his favourite movie star.
    The 505 million year old fossil called Kooteninchela deppi (pronounced Koo-ten-...
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    • May 15, 2013
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    An international team of scientists have revealed a new species of ichthyosaur (a dolphin-like marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs) from Iraq, which revolutionises our understanding of the evolution and extinction of these ancient marine reptiles....
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    • May 13, 2013
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    American kestrels, small colorful falcons often seen perched along roadways, are abundant in urban and agricultural areas. Shorter grass makes insects, snakes, mice and other prey more visible, and signposts, fences and telephone poles provide excellen...
    • Posted by Anne Korn
    • May 10, 2013
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    The so-called Elephant's Tomb in the Roman necropolis of Carmona (Seville, Spain) was not always used for burials. The original structure of the building and a window through which the sun shines directly in the equinoxes suggest that it was a temple o...
    • Posted by Anne Korn
    • May 8, 2013
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    An international team of physicists, including researchers from the Universities of York and St. Andrews, has demonstrated that chaos can beat order - at least as far as light storage is concerned.
    In a collaboration led by the King Abdullah Universit...
    • Posted by Anne Korn
    • May 7, 2013
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    At the current temperatures, all hibernators have probably emerged from their winter hibernation and are enjoying the warm weather. However, this is quite different during the cold season. Many small mammals such as marmots, hedgehogs, bats and some ha...
    • Posted by Anne Korn
    • May 2, 2013
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    NGC 6559 is a cloud of gas and dust located at a distance of about 5000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). The glowing region is a relatively small object, just a few light-years across, in contrast to the one hun...
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    • May 1, 2013
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    Parts of the UK are at greater risk of invasion by non-native aquatic species than previously thought, according to new research. The first to include human factors in models used to predict where invasive species will arrive and spread, the study show...
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    • April 30, 2013
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    A way to improve detection rates in police interviews has been discovered by researchers following a mock terrorism scenario where suspects plotted to blow up a building.  
    They found that dripfeeding evidence to the suspect boosted the dete...