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Rare binary asteroids discovered by undergraduate students

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 17:27

Undergraduate students taking classes for non-astronomy majors at the University of Maryland have made a rare discovery- a pair of binary asteroids that orbit and eclipse each other.

Climate change causing mangroves to grow in Florida

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 16:20

Mangrove trees, which are highly sensitive to cold, have expanded enormously on the Atlantic coast of Florida as the frequency of frosts has diminished, says a study.

Multiple mates increase reproductive success for female prairie dogs

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 21:11

A new study has suggested that mating with more than one male increases reproductive success for female prairie dogs, despite an increase in risks.

Antarctic ice lab sees sub-atomic particles in space

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 11:37

Ghostly sub-atomic particles called neutrinos in outer space have been glimpsed from an icy observatory in Antarctica, offering a rare new view of the universe, scientists said Thursday.

Google Earth maps forest change across the globe

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 00:44

A high-resolution global map of forest extent, loss and gain has been developed the help of Google Earth by a group of scientists.

Experts develop new soil testing gear for developing countries

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 00:28

Scientists from the University of Maryland and Columbia University have designed a new soil testing kit for the benefit of the farmers in developing countries.

Deep Impact comet research mission ends: NASA

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 08:31

The US space agency has announced an end to its eight-year Deep Impact mission that included an unprecedented impact, comet flybys and the return of approximately 500,000 images of celestial objects.

Whooping cranes learn migration from elders: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 08:30

Whooping cranes learn how to migrate by following elders in their midst, suggesting that social influence has a larger bearing than genetics on the birds` behavior, scientists said.

How starbursts stunt galaxy growth

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 15:13

A new study has tried to find out how there are far fewer galaxies at the most massive end of the galactic scale than expected, which scientists have long sought to explain.

US Army develops realistic robot bird

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 18:25

The US Army has developed a realistic robot bird that has even tricked real flocks and hawks to attack it midair, making it a potential unsuspecting future war agent.

US Army’s new robotic bird drone too realistic

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 14:55

A robotic bird created for the US Army for being used as a miniature spy drone is so convincing that it has been attacked by hawks and eagles.

Bats` and rats` brains work differently on the move

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 21:46

Scientists have found significant differences between the rhythms in a part of the brain used in navigation in rats and bats.