Daily Archives: March 5, 2012

Human origins traced to worm fossil

Paleontologists have traced the origins of humans and other vertebrates to a worm that swam in the oceans half a billion years ago, said a study published Monday. A new analysis of fossils unearthed in the Canadian Rockies determined that the … Continue reading

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One Hell of a Photo!

One Hell of a Photo
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Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer

Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese-born navigator and one of the great explorers of his era – the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean, he also played a crucial role in the first circumnavigation of the world. He was born … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones – TV’s best Intro

Deskarati loves HBO’s Game of Thrones and the Intro is simply stunning.

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Oxygen detected in atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Dione

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and an international research team have announced discovery of molecular oxygen ions (O2+) in the upper-most atmosphere of Dione, one of the 62 known moons orbiting the ringed planet. The research appeared recently in Geophysical … Continue reading

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New mathematical model explains how hosts survive parasite attacks

In nature, how do host species survive parasite attacks? This has not been well understood, until now. A new mathematical model shows that when a host and its parasite each have multiple traits governing their interaction, the host has a … Continue reading

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