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Posts by Holly Clark Coburn

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Blogs | Feb 13, 2012

Video shows how hummingbirds sing with their tail feathers

Watching hummingbirds in slow motion has turned up new insights into their behavior – like how males use their tail feathers to “sing” to females.

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Blogs | Feb 10, 2012

Jumping spiders zoom in with green light

Jumping spider eyes have special receptors for green light in their multi-layered retina, according to a new study.

Image Credit: Uli Benz / Technical University of Munich
Blogs | Nov 08, 2011

Mask-bot: a robot with a human face

Researchers create a robot face — Mask-bot — animated by the beam of an internal projector.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Mehdi Benna
Blogs | Sep 29, 2011

Solar wind sandblasts Mercury’s poles

Mercury’s weak magnetic field provides little protection for our sun’s innermost planet from the fierce solar wind, a squall of charged particles from the sun.

Image Credit: Auersperg et al
Blogs | Jun 12, 2011

Parrots and crows solve same puzzle in their own way

Study shows how two highly intelligent bird species use native talents to inform their decisions.

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Blogs | Jun 08, 2011

Comparing theory to observation in eating habits of giant black holes

Astrophysicists have scrutinized X-rays from accretion disks surrounding eight black holes and confirmed differences between black hole observation and theory.

Image Credit: Fabio.com
Blogs | Jun 06, 2011

Falling ash from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano in Chile

The Chilean volcanic eruption on Saturday, June 4, 2011 reached six miles up into the sky and sent a plume of ash toward Argentina.

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FAQs | Jun 04, 2011

Can a human singing voice shatter glass?

Not just any loud sound will shatter a glass. It has to be the right resonant frequency.

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Blogs | May 22, 2011

Images from the photo ambassadors of ESO

The European Southern Observatory designated six Photo Ambassadors, who share their dazzling view with the world.

Via Planetary Habitability Laboratory
Blogs | May 01, 2011

Earth as seen from space 500 million years ago

An animation from the Planetary Habitability Laboratory shows Earth during the Cambrian Period, when land masses clustered in the southern hemisphere.