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News | Archive (9 January 2011)

Archived news stories published on 9 January 2011 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Planet from another galaxy discovered
Planet from another galaxy discovered — Over the last 15 years, astronomers have detected nearly 500 planets orbiting stars in our cosmic neighbourhood, but none…
The Beatles on iTunes
The Beatles on iTunes — Apple Corps, EMI and Apple announced that the Beatles, the most influential rock band in music history, are now available…
Three stunning new frogs found in Colombia
Three stunning new frogs found in Colombia — A team of scientists on a quest to rediscover several 'lost' amphibians in western Colombia has returned with a surprising…
Prehistoric winged beasts 'pole-vaulted' into flight
Prehistoric winged beasts 'pole-vaulted' into flight — Controversial claims that enormous prehistoric winged beasts could not fly have been refuted by the most comprehensive study…

Climate change to continue to year 3000 in best case scenarios

— 19:13 GMT | Environment

New research indicates the impact of rising CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere will cause unstoppable effects to the climate for at least the next 1000 years, causing researchers to estimate a collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet by the year 3000, and an eventual rise in the global sea level of at least four metres…

Surprise: Dwarf galaxy harbours supermassive black hole

— 19:13 GMT | Astronomy

The surprising discovery of a supermassive black hole in a small nearby galaxy has given astronomers a tantalising look at how black holes and galaxies may have grown in the early history of the Universe. Finding a black hole a million times more massive than the Sun in a star-forming dwarf galaxy is a strong indication that supermassive black holes formed before the buildup of galaxies, the astronomers said…

Wildflower colours tell butterflies how to do their jobs

— 19:12 GMT | Biology

The recipe for making one species into two requires time and some kind of separation, like being on different islands or something else that discourages gene flow between the two budding species…

Supercomputer unravels structures in DVD materials

— 19:12 GMT | Technology

Although the storage of films and music on a DVD is part of our digital world, the physical basis of the storage mechanism is not understood in detail. In the current issue of the leading journal Nature Materials, researchers from Juelich, Finland, and Japan provide insight into the read and write processes in a DVD. This knowledge should enable improved storage materials to be developed…

Mayo researchers describe measles viral protein movement

— 19:11 GMT | Health

Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that proteins on the surface of a cell twist a viral protein into position, allowing the virus to start infection and cause disease, all in a movement as graceful as a ballroom dance. The findings appear in the current online issue of Nature Structural and Molecular Biology…

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