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UNITED STATES, FRANCE, CHINA Aug 2012 Twins festivals a draw for scientists
The Aug 3-5 twins festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, United States, promotes itself as the biggest in the world, but the Pleucadeu

August 1, 2012 - NULL

UNITED STATES, FRANCE, CHINA Aug 2012 Twins festivals a draw for scientists
The Aug 3-5 twins festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, United States, promotes itself as the biggest in the world, but the Pleucadeuc festival in France on Aug 15 and a May twins festival in China could contest the ranking. Scientists flock to the biggest festivals for the boon of having twins by the thousands on hand, an invaluable opportunity to untangle the influence of genes and the environment and answer questions on nature vs. nurture. The festivals also offer riches for the media, both for the spectacle of like

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Iconic radio telescope renamed at conference ;

August 1, 2012 - UNITED STATES

The two keynote lectures at the 219th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, in Austin, Texas, promise to draw a significant audience, but the announcement of the new name for the Expanded Very Large Array telescope could be the main newsmaker. An upgrade makes the iconic telescope 10 times as powerful, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory wants to celebrate by giving the EVLA a name — iJansky perhaps — that reflects its ability to see farther and deeper than ever before.

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