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Understanding the Complete Meltdown at Fukushima Unit 1

Last week, workers entered the stricken unit 1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and began work to further stabilize it. One of their first tasks was to recalibrate some of the sensors on the reactor, so that engineers had a better sense of how it was doing. That recalibration has led to a startling revelation: virtually all of the fuel inside the unit 1 reactor appears to have "melted down."

from Nature News

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Noise Pollution Hard On Heart as Well as Ears

According to a recent study, noise pollution could be costing lives. A World Health Organization report finds Western Europeans lose years to death or disability from excessive sound. Though European countries have taken steps to turn the volume down, the U.S. backed off the effort decades ago.

from NPR

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Neanderthals' Last Stand Possibly Found

A Neanderthal-style toolkit found in the frigid far north of Russia's Ural Mountains dates to 33,000 years ago and may mark the last refuge of Neanderthals before they went extinct, according to a new Science study.

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Mars Landing Sites Narrowed Down to Final 4

LOS ANGELES (Associated Press) -- After years of poring through images from space and debating where on Mars the next NASA rover should land, it comes down to four choices.

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British Parakeet Boom Is a Mystery, and a Mess

STANWELL, England -- The evening started peacefully enough at Long Lane Recreation Park in the western suburbs of London, disturbed only by the occasional rumble of a distant jet landing at Heathrow Airport. But just before sunset, five bright green missiles streaked through the air toward a row of poplars at the park's edge.

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Is That Fish Worth Chasing? A Seal's Whiskers Know

The waters of the North Sea are among the murkiest on the planet, so dark and silty that a seal sometimes can't see its own whiskers. Even so, the harbor seals there can hunt and catch fish. Marine biologists have known for several years that a seal relies on its whiskers to follow the wake a fish leaves behind. But according to a new study, whiskers supply detailed information that the seal may use to decide which fish are most worthwhile to hunt.

from ScienceNOW Daily News

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Volcanology: Europe's Ticking Time Bomb

It starts with a blast so strong that a column of ash and stone rockets 40 kilometres up into the stratosphere. The debris then drops to Earth, pelting the surface with boiling hot fragments of pumice and covering the ground with a thick layer of ash. Roofs crumble and vehicles grind to a halt. Yet the worst is still to come. Soon, avalanches of molten ash, pumice and gas roar down the slopes of the volcano, pulverizing buildings and burying everything in their path. Almost overnight, a packed metropolis becomes a volcanic wasteland.

from Nature News

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Theory of Recycled Universe Questioned

In November, cosmologists claimed to see echoes of violent collisions that happened before the Big Bang in the form of circular patterns in the early universe's relic radiation. But two new analyses of the same data, which are the first papers on the subject to be published in peer-reviewed journals, assert that those circles are nothing special.

from Wired Science

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VIDEO: From Biology to Military History: Patterns in Animal Weaponry

What are the parallels between an ancient war ship and a dung beetle? More than you would think, actually! Douglas J. Emlen, PhD, has a unique perspective on animal weaponry that looks at patterns in military history.

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