Archive for September, 2008

8 great space telescopes

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: September 29, 2008   View Article

The Hubble Space Telescope has reshaped our understanding of the cosmos and dazzled the public with images of deep space. Hubble isn’t the only scientific eye in the sky. Since its launch in 1990, Hubble has been joined by a fleet of orbital observatories. Learn about six other great telescopes — and one more that is still to come.

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: McCartney in Israel, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 29, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include Durga Puja clay idols in India, Paul McCartney performing in Israel, the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle in Germany, an attempt at crossing the English Channel with a pedal powered ship, and the trip home for the Eid-al-Fitr holiday in Indonesia.

Interactive: Comparing candidates on science

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: September 25, 2008   View Article

Concerned that critical issues such as climate change, stem cell research, scientific integrity and education are getting short shrift by the nation’s presidential candidates, a grassroots organization called Science Debate 2008 drew up 14 questions on science and technology issues for the presidential campaign. See how Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama answered the questions.

Oldest Rocks on Earth Discovered?

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 25, 2008   View Article

An expanse of bedrock along Hudson Bay, Canada, may be a chunk of crust that formed not long after the solar system was born nearly five billion years ago, according to a new study.

Animal Photos Weekly: Flying Pig, Giant Fish, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 24, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include the Pig Racing and Diving Show in Australia, a piracuru captured from smugglers in Brazil, a puppy at a shelter in Texas, a baby lion fed melamine tainted milk in China, and cremation of a lion in India.

Neanderthals Ate Dolphins, Seals, Cave Remains Suggest

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 22, 2008   View Article

Neanderthals living in a pair of caves on the Mediterranean Sea regularly feasted on mussels, fish, and other types of marine life, according to a new study.

The finding suggests that Neanderthals actively foraged for seafood just like early modern humans, according to Clive Finlayson, an anthropologist at the Gibraltar Museum.

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: Yankees, Mass Games …

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 22, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include the Durga Puga festival in India, mass games in North Korea, the last game at Yankee Stadium, remembrances for Imam Ali in Iraq, and the Dozhinki harvest festival in Belarus.

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