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 (13 August 2007)

Archived news stories published on 13 August 2007 [chronologically, reverse order]
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NASA's Kepler mission discovers two planets transiting same star
NASA's Kepler mission discovers two planets transiting same star — NASA's Kepler Mission has discovered the first confirmed planetary system with more than one planet transiting the same star.…
3-D movies via Internet and satellite
3-D movies via Internet and satellite — Blockbusters like Avatar, UP or Toy Story 3 will bring the 3-D into home living rooms, televisions and computers. There are…
International study shows some asteroids live in own little worlds
International study shows some asteroids live in own little worlds — While the common perception of asteroids is that they are giant rocks lumbering about in orbit, a new study shows they actually…
Tiny, new, pea-sized frog is Old World's smallest
Tiny, new, pea-sized frog is Old World's smallest — The smallest frog in the Old World (Asia, Africa and Europe) and one of the world's tiniest was discovered inside and around…

First glimpses from the Perseid meteor shower

— 16:09 GMT | Astronomy

Enthusiastic observers were rewarded by a nice display of the Perseid meteor shower that was visible at its best in the night between 12 and 13 August 2007. We present glimpses of the spectacle and the scientific rewards of staying up all night. The comet Swift-Tuttle orbits the Sun with a period of about 130 years. Whenever the comet comes close to the Sun in its orbit, it ejects a stream of dust particles, which are then distributed along its orbit. When the Earth passes through their path - a regular occurrence every August - we see a meteor shower, a fabulous spectacle for viewers on Earth. The last such ejection from Swift-Tuttle took place in 1992…

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