261World Science: Record-distance galaxy may confirm theories
- Sep 21, 2012
* Record-distance galaxy may confirm theories:
Leading cosmological theories hold that early, small
galaxies merged into the big ones of today.
* Ancient text said to suggest Christ was married:
Scholars are awaiting further test results on a
tantalizing papyrus fragment.
* Study suggests people can reverse opinions in
moments without knowing:
Using a mere trick adapted from stage magic,
scientists say they exposed a surprising flexibility
in human moral attitudes.
* Scrub jays found to react to their dead:
A small North American bird calls others to screech
over the body of a dead bird, though no one knows
* Most "junk" DNA not junk, studies find:
The vast majority of our DNA is active in at least
one type of cell, according to biologists who made
public a series of new studies.
* Eating far less doesn't extend monkey lives,
A 23-year project was designed to show whether
effects found in rodents would extend to a species
more closely related to humans.
* Rover sends new images from Red Planet:
Curiosity's landing site is starting to come into
focus, NASA scientists say.
* Arctic sea ice measured at record low:
* Common chemical linked to nearly tripled odds
of youth obesity:
* Dad's advancing age gives newborns two extra
mutations per year, study finds:
* New monkey species identified:
* Friendliness to minorities may often be a
performance -- a fragile one:
* No shortage of dark matter in Sun's neighborhood,
* Human lineage had diverse offshoots, research finds:
* Global warming probably causing heat waves,
* Why people participate in atrocities: mere
obedience, or something more?:
* Long-running Pioneer spacecraft mystery may
* Fifth Pluto moon found:
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