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Death Stars Blast Planets Before They Even Form
Posted on March 10, 2014 at 01:23:55 pm
The Orion Nebula is home to hundreds of young stars and even younger protostars known as proplyds. Many of these nascent systems will go on to develop planets, while others will have their planet-forming dust and gas blasted away

Deer Disrupt a Forest's Natural Growth
Posted on March 09, 2014 at 09:38:15 am
By literally looking below the surface and digging up the dirt, Cornell researchers have discovered that a burgeoning deer population forever alters the progression of a forest's natural future by creating environmental havoc

Plasma Plumes Shields Earth from Solar Storms
Posted on March 08, 2014 at 08:12:44 am
Earth's magnetic field, or magnetosphere, stretches from the planet's core out into space, where it meets the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emitted by the sun

Mystery of Planet-Forming Disks: Magnetism
Posted on March 07, 2014 at 06:14:14 pm
Astronomers say that magnetic storms in the gas orbiting young stars may explain a mystery that has persisted since before 2006

Icy Wreckage in Nearby Planetary System
Posted on March 07, 2014 at 09:22:28 am
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have discovered the splattered remains of comets colliding together around a nearby star

New Dino: Europe's Largest Terrestrial Predator?
Posted on March 06, 2014 at 10:29:10 am
A new dinosaur species found in Portugal may be the largest land predator discovered in Europe, as well as one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs from the Jurassic

Meat, Cheese May Be as Bad for You as Smoking
Posted on March 05, 2014 at 07:22:28 pm
Researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet -- a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking.

Fossil: 160-Million-Year-Old Doahugou Biota
Posted on March 04, 2014 at 06:27:41 pm
A new article shows that several Jurassic sites are linked together by shared species and can be recognized as representing a single fossil fauna and flora, containing superbly preserved specimens

What Makes Flying Snakes Such Gifted Gliders?
Posted on March 04, 2014 at 03:17:13 pm
They slither, they hiss, they… fly? Don't let their wingless bodies fool you -- some snakes can glide as far as 100 feet through the air, jumping off tree branches and rotating their ribs to flatten their bodies and move from side to side

Talking Neanderthals Challenge Speech Origins
Posted on March 04, 2014 at 01:09:50 pm
Ground-breaking research by an expert from the University of New England shows that our 'misunderstood cousins,' the Neanderthals, may well have spoken in languages not dissimilar to the ones we use today


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