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 (21 August 2007)

Archived news stories published on 21 August 2007 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Voyager 2 proves solar system is squashed
Voyager 2 proves solar system is squashed — NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has followed its twin Voyager 1 into the solar system's final frontier, a vast region at the…
How white dwarfs get their kicks
How white dwarfs get their kicks — NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is providing strong evidence that white dwarfs, the burned out relics of stars, are given a…
Student research makes the pages of Nature
Student research makes the pages of Nature — Leslie Hayden's research into deep Earth interactions has led to some important findings, particularly for someone so new…
Noctis Labyrinthus, labyrinth of the night
Noctis Labyrinthus, labyrinth of the night — These images taken by the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), onboard ESA's Mars Express imaged the Noctis Labyrinthus…

Scientists shed light on molecules in living cells

— 22:37 GMT | Chemistry

Clemson University chemists have developed a method to dramatically improve the longevity of fluorescent nanoparticles that may someday help researchers track the motion of a single molecule as it travels through a living cell. The chemists are exploiting a process called 'resonance energy transfer,' which occurs when fluorescent dye molecules are added to the nanoparticles. Their findings will be reported at the 234th annual national American Chemical Society meeting 19-24 August in Boston…

Ancient organisms discovered in Canadian gold mine

— 22:37 GMT | Geology and palaeontology

Scientists have suspected that the three known domains of life - eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea - branched off and went their separate ways around three billion years ago. But pinning down the time of that split has been an elusive task. Now, a team of scientists present direct evidence that the three domains of life coexisted at least as long as 2.7 billion years ago…

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