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Heute schon fast eine Seltenheit: Blumen am Rande eines Getriedefeldes – weil hier die Pestizide hier offenbar nicht komplett flächendeckend eingesetzt wurden. Spuren der Gifte wurden nun in Brötchen und Getreide festgestellt.
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The strongest magnetic field in the universe has potentially been discovered – a dead star that packs the equivalent mass of our sun into an area just 12 miles across.
The former star, which has the catchy name SGR 0418+5729, is 6,500 light years from Earth and was initially thought to have an unusually low magnetic field. New observations using the European Space Agency’s XMM Newton Space Telescope have, however, revealed that it may be the strongest magnetic source in the known universe.
Astronomers calculated that SGR 0418 must have a magnetic field of more than 1 quadrillion, or 1,000 trillion, gauss, the unit used to measure the strength of a magnetic field. By comparison, the iron core of the Earth is thought to have a magnetic field of 25 gauss.
Physicists have estimated that the upper limit for a magnetar would be 100 quadrillion gauss, but none have been found to be this powerful yet.
“To explain our observations, this magnetar must have a super-strong, twisted magnetic field reaching 10E15 Gauss across small regions on the surface, spanning only a few hundred meters across,” said Dr Tiengo.
“On average, the field can appear fairly weak, as earlier results have suggested. But we are now able to probe substructure on the surface and see that the field is very strong locally.”
The researchers, whose findings are published in the journal Nature, now hope the new technique may help them discover other hidden magnetars and may help reveal more about those that have already been identified.
Norbert Schartel, ESA’s XMM-Newton project scientist, said: “The spectral data provided by XMM-Newton, combined with a new way of analysing the data, allowed us to finally make the first detailed measurements of the magnetic field of a magnetar, confirming it as one of the largest values ever measured in the universe."
“We now have a new tool to probe the magnetic fields of other magnetars, which will help constrain models of these exotic objects.”
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In this study, lab mice were made to compete for territory and reproductive partners as they would in real world situations. One group of mice was fed 25% of their daily Calorie allotment in refined white sugars – equivalent to the amount of about three cans of soda per day – and the other group received normal food.
Even though the refined white sugar group in this study did not exhibit noticeable signs of diabetes or obesity, they reproduced less frequently and died more frequently. The study also indicated that the toxic effects from the refined white sugars was very similar to the effects of inbreeding on mice. It was as if the mice’s parents were cousins, leading to genetic abnormalities.
British Energy giant Cuadrilla Resources has stopped its exploration work in the West Sussex countryside in southern England amid growing protests from locals and environmentalists, local media reported.