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New species of dinosaur from Alberta

— 7 May 2013 18:48 | Geology and palaeontology

Acrotholus audeti, a new species of pachycephalosaurid dinosaur, was identified from recently discovered and historically collected fossils from Alberta, Canada. The article describing the new species was published today, 7 May, in the journal…

New species of dinosaur from Alberta

New device can extract human DNA very fast

— 6 May 2013 18:56 | Technology

Engineers have created a device that can extract human DNA in a simpler and more efficient way than conventional methods. They designed microscopic probes that dip into a fluid sample and apply an electric field within the liquid. That draws…

New device can extract human DNA very fast

New species of small theropod discovered in China

— 5 May 2013 19:17 | Geology and palaeontology

A new species of small fossil theropod have been discovered in northwestern China by a team of international researchers. In a paper published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, the authors explain recovering the skull, mandible and…

New species of small theropod discovered in China

A mid-level solar flare seen by NASA

— 4 May 2013 18:26 | Astronomy

A mid-level solar flare, peaking on 3 May, was seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This flare was classified as an M5.7-class flare. M-class flares are the weakest ones. They can cause some space weather effects near Earth…

A mid-level solar flare seen by NASA

Strange new 'species' of ultra-red galaxy discovered

— 2 Dec 2011 10:29 | Astronomy

In the distant reaches of the universe, almost 13 billion light-years from Earth, a strange species of galaxy lay hidden. Cloaked in dust and dimmed by the intervening distance, even the Hubble Space Telescope couldn't spy it. It took the revealing…

Strange new 'species' of ultra-red galaxy discovered

Cassini chronicles life of Saturn's giant storm

— 18 Nov 2011 17:07 | Astronomy

New images and animated movies from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the birth and evolution of the colossal storm that ravaged the northern face of Saturn for nearly a year…

Cassini chronicles life of Saturn's giant storm

Scientists create light from vacuum

— 18 Nov 2011 17:04 | Physics

Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in creating light from vacuum - observing an effect first predicted over 40 years ago. The results were published in the journal Nature. In an innovative experiment, the scientists…

Scientists create light from vacuum

Scientists discover gene switch responsible for flight muscle formation

— 17 Nov 2011 17:43 | Biology

Flies are real flight artists, although they only have small wings compared to their body size. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried near Munich, Germany, recently identified the genetic switch that regulates…

Scientists discover gene switch responsible for flight muscle formation

Scientists find evidence for 'great lake' on Europa

— 16 Nov 2011 21:37 | Astronomy

In a significant finding in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere have discovered what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes locked inside…

Scientists find evidence for 'great lake' on Europa

Newly merged black hole eagerly shreds stars

— 9 Apr 2011 11:52 | Astronomy

A galaxy's core is a busy place, crowded with stars swarming around an enormous black hole. When galaxies collide, it gets even messier as the two black holes spiral toward each other, merging to make an even bigger gravitational monster…

Newly merged black hole eagerly shreds stars
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