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April 1, 2014
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Researchers Describe Oxygen’s Different Shapes

Oxygen-16, one of the key elements of life on earth, is produced by a series of reactions inside of red giant stars. Now a team of physicists, including one from North Carolina State University, has revealed how the element’s nuclear … Continue reading

July 29, 2013
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How Mars’ atmosphere got so thin: New insights from Curiosity

ANN ARBOR — New findings from NASA’s Curiosity rover provide clues to how Mars lost its original atmosphere, which scientists believe was much thicker than the one left today. “The beauty of these measurements lies in the fact that these … Continue reading

April 2, 2013
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Foundations of Carbon-Based Life Leave Little Room for Error

Life as we know it is based upon the elements of carbon and oxygen. Now a team of physicists, including one from North Carolina State University, is looking at the conditions necessary to the formation of those two elements in … Continue reading

December 11, 2012
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Researchers Reveal Structure of Carbon’s ‘Hoyle State’

A North Carolina State University researcher has taken a “snapshot” of the way particles combine to form carbon-12, the element that makes all life on Earth possible. And the picture looks like a bent arm. Carbon-12 can only exist when … Continue reading

November 8, 2012
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Saber-toothed Cats and Bear Dogs: How They Made Cohabitation Work

ANN ARBOR — The fossilized fangs of saber-toothed cats hold clues to how the extinct mammals shared space and food with other large predators 9 million years ago. Led by the University of Michigan and the Museo Nacional de Ciencias … Continue reading

January 22, 2012
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Ancient Domesticated Dog Skull Found in Siberian Cave

*A 33,000-year-old dog skull unearthed in a Siberian mountain cave presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication and, together with an equally ancient find in a cave in Belgium, indicates that modern dogs may be descended from … Continue reading