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 (30 August 2007)

Archived news stories published on 30 August 2007 [chronologically, reverse order]
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NASA and ESA complete comparative exploration architecture study
NASA and ESA complete comparative exploration architecture study — Over the last 6 months, representatives from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space…
Flatfish fossils fill in evolutionary missing link
Flatfish fossils fill in evolutionary missing link — Hidden away in museums for more that 100 years, some recently rediscovered flatfish fossils have filled a puzzling gap in…
Research puts solar spin on asteroids, their moons and Earth impacts
Research puts solar spin on asteroids, their moons and Earth impacts — Asteroids with moons, which scientists call binary asteroids, are common in the solar system. A longstanding question has…
Superfast vocal muscles in songbirds
Superfast vocal muscles in songbirds — Certain songbirds can contract their vocal muscles 100 times faster than humans can blink an eye - placing the birds with…

Elusive waves in the solar corona observed for the first time

— 18:02 GMT | Astronomy

Scientists for the first time have observed elusive oscillations in the solar corona, known as Alfven waves, that transport energy outward from the surface of the Sun. The discovery is expected to give researchers more insight into the fundamental behaviour of solar magnetic fields, eventually leading to a fuller understanding of how the Sun affects Earth and the solar system. The research, led by Steve Tomczyk of the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), is being published this week in Science…

Mars rovers continue to persevere in hard conditions

— 14:54 GMT | Astronomy

The NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity continue to persevere in hard conditions. It is clearly visible in images of the sun they are sending. The images show how opaque the Martian atmosphere has been in the face of a very active, two-month dust storm. To understand the gravity of the storm, engineers and astronomers monitored the situation by examining the images and measuring the amount of dust or the opacity of the atmosphere…

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