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 (25 August 2007)

Archived news stories published on 25 August 2007 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Researchers conclusively linked T. rex with the birds
Researchers conclusively linked T. rex with the birds — Scientists have put more meat on the theory that dinosaurs' closest living relatives are modern-day birds. Molecular analysis,…
Views of colliding galaxies captured by Hubble
Views of colliding galaxies captured by Hubble — Astronomy textbooks typically present galaxies as staid, solitary, and majestic island worlds of glittering stars. But galaxies…
Apple reports record second quarter financial results
Apple reports record second quarter financial results — Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2008 second quarter ended 29 March 2008. The Company posted revenue of $7.51…
Scientists reveal structure of DNA-repair protein
Scientists reveal structure of DNA-repair protein — A team of University of Chicago scientists has shown how two proteins locate and repair damaged genetic material inside cells.…

Spitzer Space Telescope celebrates fourth anniversary with celestial fireworks

— 01:45 GMT | Astronomy

A newly expanded image of the Helix nebula lends a festive touch to the fourth anniversary of the launch of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This spectacular object, a dying star unravelling into space, is a favourite of amateur and professional astronomers alike. Spitzer has mapped the expansive outer structure of the six-light-year-wide nebula, and probed the inner region around the central dead star to reveal what appears to be a planetary system that survived the star's chaotic death throes…

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