August 2007 (Archive)

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McDonald's recalls Shrek glasses due to potential cadmium risk — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced…
Hogchoker - the new Internet star — A small flatfish living along the coast of North America is the…
Cancer deaths are projected to double by 2030 — Cancer deaths are projected to double in the next two decades.…

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Wasps clock faces like humans — Face recognition in golden paper wasps may be an adaptation to…
Entangled diamonds vibrate together — Objects big enough for the eye to see have been placed in a weirdly…
How animals predict earthquakes — Animals may sense chemical changes in groundwater that occur…
New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact — Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there…

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News | Archive (2 August 2007)

Archived news stories published on 2 August 2007 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Amazing horned dinosaurs unearthed on 'lost continent'
Amazing horned dinosaurs unearthed on 'lost continent' — Two remarkable new species of horned dinosaurs have been found in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah.…
Mars rover Opportunity approaching possible meteorite
Mars rover Opportunity approaching possible meteorite — Images that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took at the end of an 81-metre (266-foot) drive on Sept. 16 reveal…
The hot atmosphere of Venus might cool the interior of Earth's sister planet
The hot atmosphere of Venus might cool the interior of Earth's sister planet — The heat in the atmosphere of Venus, induced from a strong greenhouse warming, might actually have a cooling effect on the…
Better marker for breast cancer may reduce need for second surgeries
Better marker for breast cancer may reduce need for second surgeries — A new material could help surgeons more accurately locate breast cancers, reduce the need for second surgeries and minimise…

Orangutan charades

— 20:09 GMT | Biology

Orangutans communicate as if they were playing charades, according to University of St Andrews research. When using gestures to get their points across, orangutans rely on the same basic strategy that humans follow when playing the popular game and intentionally modify or repeat hand (or other) signals based on the success or failure of their first attempt. The findings are published in today's edition of Current Biology…

Planet orbiting a giant red star discovered with Hobby-Eberly Telescope

— 20:09 GMT | Astronomy

A planet orbiting a giant red star has been discovered by an astronomy team led by Penn State's Alex Wolszczan, who in 1992 discovered the first planets ever found outside our solar system. The new discovery is helping astronomers to understand what will happen to the planets in our solar system when our Sun becomes a red-giant star, expanding so much that its surface will reach as far as Earth's orbit. The star is 2 times more massive and 10 times larger than the Sun. The new planet circles the giant star every 360 days and is located about 300 light years from Earth, in the constellation Perseus…

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