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Eighth-century cosmic rays preserved in trees and more of the latest research news from Nature1-June-2012
A rapid rise in radiocarbon around AD 775 measured in tree rings is attributed to an increase of cosmic-ray intensity. The specific cause of this cosmic-ray event remains to be determined, but this study suggests that neither a solar flare nor a local supernova is likely to have been responsible.
Genomics: Tomato genome bears fruit30-May-2012
The genome sequence of the tomato, a major crop plant and a model system for fruit development, is published in this week’s Nature. Analysis of the sequence provides insights into the evolution of genes that control fruit characteristics, such as colour and fleshiness.
Bird skulls resemble those of juvenile dinosaurs and more of the latest news from Nature25-May-2012
A study of the evolution of bird skulls from their primitive reptilian ancestors reveals that the skulls of adult birds are very similar to those of young dinosaurs. Retention of juvenile features in the adult may have had an important role in the evolution of bird skulls, according to the report in Nature this week.
Nature News: Fukushima’s doses tallied24-May-2012
Nature News has gained access to an independent report that offer a comprehensive assessment of radiation doses received by workers following last year's meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Independent experts contacted by Nature say that the risk presented by the doses described in each report are low.
How whales bite off more than they can chew and more of the latest research news from Nature23-May-2012
Discovery of a sensory organ in the jaws of rorqual whales might provide clues about how these large creatures feed. According to a report in this week’s Nature, the organ seems to be involved in coordinating a number of processes — from prey detection to jaw movements — that facilitates lunge feeding.
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