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Volume 11, Number 33
August 13, 2012


Physical sciences
Technology
Life sciences
Neuroscience, psychology, behavior
Health and medicine
Physical sciences

Dark matter
Ultramassive stars in R136
Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey
Global warming
Topological insulators
Plate tectonics on Mars
Climate modeling

Technology

Quantum computing

Life sciences

New hominid species

Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior

Health and medicine



Physical sciences


Dark matter

References:
  1. August 6, 2012 - Shedding Light on the Existence of Dark Matter
  2. August 9, 2012 - Plenty of dark matter near the Sun - also here
Background


Ultramassive stars in R136

References:
  1. August 7, 2012 - Astronomers crack mystery of the 'monster stars' - also here
  2. August 10, 2012 - 'Monster' stars are just misunderstood
Background


Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey

References:
  1. August 8, 2012 - Astronomers Release the Largest Ever Three-Dimensional Map of the Sky - also here, here
  2. August 8, 2012 - The first public data release from BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey - also here, here, here
  3. August 8, 2012 - New 3D map of massive galaxies and black holes offers clues to dark matter, dark energy - also here,
  4. August 8, 2012 - Largest Ever 3-D Map of the Universe Published with UA Help - also here
  5. August 8, 2012 - You Are Here; A Black Hole Is There
  6. August 9, 2012 - New 3-D map of massive galaxies, distant black holes offers clues to dark matter and energy
  7. August 9, 2012 - Biggest 3-D Universe Map Created
Background, Background


Global warming

References:
  1. August 8, 2012 - July was hottest recorded month in U.S. history
  2. August 8, 2012 - What Cornfields Show, Data Now Confirm: July Set Mark as U.S.'s Hottest Month
  3. August 8, 2012 - Little relief from the heat after hottest July ever
  4. August 8, 2012 - Hottest July on record: Dust Bowl redux?
  5. August 8, 2012 - July was hottest month ever for continental U.S.: NOAA
  6. August 10, 2012 - July 2012 hottest U.S. month on record
Background


Topological insulators

References:
  1. August 9, 2012 - Topological Insulators by the Slice
Background


Plate tectonics on Mars

References:
  1. August 9, 2012 - UCLA scientist discovers plate tectonics on Mars
Background, Background


Climate modeling

References:
  1. August 9, 2012 - Cloud simulations improving in climate models
Background



Technology


Quantum computing

References:
  1. August 6, 2012 - Discord strikes the right quantum note
  2. August 6, 2012 - Information Advantage Gained from Surprising Quantum Source
  3. August 6, 2012 - Physicists gain new insights into the remote control of quantum systems - also here
  4. August 7, 2012 - Discordant bits and single photons boost quantum power
Background



Life sciences


New hominid species

References:
  1. August 8, 2012 - New Fossils Put Face on Mysterious Human Ancestor
  2. August 8, 2012 - Fossils confirm three early humans roamed Africa
  3. August 8, 2012 - New fossils hint at ancestral split
  4. August 8, 2012 - Fossils point to a big family for human ancestors
  5. August 8, 2012 - New Kenyan Fossils Shed Light on Early Human Evolution
  6. August 8, 2012 - New fossils complicate human family tree
  7. August 8, 2012 - New Fossils Indicate Early Branching of Human Family Tree
  8. August 8, 2012 - New Kenyan Fossils Shed Light on Early Human Evolution
  9. August 8, 2012 - New human species identified from Kenya fossils
  10. August 9, 2012 - Early man was not alone
  11. August 9, 2012 - New fossils confirm diversity was the rule for human evolution
  12. August 9, 2012 - New Fossil Finds Confirm That Human Ancestors Were Not Alone in East Africa
  13. August 9, 2012 - New Human Species Discovered?
Background



Neuroscience, psychology, and behavior



Health and medicine


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