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11 new solar systems hosting 26 planets discovered

Friday, 27 January 2012 21:55
The Kepler space telescope science team has confirmed the discovery of 11 star systems piled with 26 exoplanets.

Over 40 new species discovered in South American forests

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 17:44
More than 40 species of creatures that scientists believe to be new to science have been discovered in tropical forests of a tiny South American country. An expedition to the pristine tropical forests of Suriname that led to the discovery…

Oldest known dinosaur nursery found in South Africa

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 16:15
An ancient dinosaur nursery - the oldest nesting site ever found - has been unearthed in an excavation at a site in South Africa. The 190-million-year-old nesting site of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus reveals significant clues about the evolution of…

Strongest solar storm in seven years bombarding earth

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:45
The sun is bombarding earth with radiations from the biggest solar storm since 2005, which are heading towards our planet at 93 million miles per hour, experts say. The solar flare took place at around 11pm Eastern Time on Sunday…

Carbon emissions speed up ocean acidification

Monday, 23 January 2012 17:41
Manmade emissions over the last two centuries have already raised ocean acidity far beyond the range of natural variations, threatening important species of marine life. “In some regions, the man-made rate of change in ocean acidity since the Industrial Revolution…

Rising CO2 emissions ‘damaging’ fish brains

Saturday, 21 January 2012 12:57
Rising levels of human carbon dioxide emissions may be affecting the brains and central nervous system of sea fishes, thereby threatening their survival in the long run, a new study has suggested. According to Professor Philip Munday of the ARC…

What will be the effect of global warming across the world

Friday, 20 January 2012 18:39
The impact of global warming could be similar across ecosystems, regardless of local environmental conditions and species, a new study suggests. A research team, from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, at Queen Mary, University of London, went to…

Soon, technology to convert seaweed into renewable fuels and chemicals

Friday, 20 January 2012 17:53
A team of scientists has developed breakthrough technology that extracts all the major sugars in seaweed and converts them into renewable fuels and chemicals, thus making it a cost-effective and renewable source of biomass. The technology used by researchers from…