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 (6 August 2007)

Archived news stories published on 6 August 2007 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Ground-based eclipse observations yield unique insights
Ground-based eclipse observations yield unique insights — Earth's optical and near-infrared transmission spectrum has been measured from ground-based observations of a recent lunar…
Study reveals how snakes slither on flat terrain
Study reveals how snakes slither on flat terrain — Snakes use both friction generated by their scales and redistribution of their weight to slither along flat surfaces, researchers…
'Jellyfish joyride' a threat to the oceans
'Jellyfish joyride' a threat to the oceans — Early action could be crucial to addressing the problem of major increases in jellyfish numbers, which appears to be the…
Rebooting resembles February event
Rebooting resembles February event — NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is in safe mode and in communications with Earth after an unexpected rebooting of its…

Spitzer Space Telescope spies monster galaxy collision

— 20:07 GMT | Astronomy

Four galaxies are slamming into each other and kicking up billions of stars in one of the largest cosmic smash-ups ever observed. The clashing galaxies, spotted by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, will eventually merge into a single, behemoth galaxy up to 10 times as massive as our own Milky Way. This rare sighting provides an unprecedented look at how the most massive galaxies in the universe form…

Largest transiting extrasolar planet found around a distant star

— 17:07 GMT | Astronomy

An international team of astronomers with the Trans-atlantic Exoplanet Survey announce today the discovery of TrES-4, a new extrasolar planet in the constellation of Hercules. The new planet was identified by astronomers looking for transiting planets - that is, planets that pass in front of their home star - using a network of small automated telescopes in Arizona, California, and the Canary Islands. TrES-4 was discovered less than half a degree (about the size of the full Moon) from the team's third planet, TrES-3…

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