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Scientists Discover Protein Essential For Cell Volume Regulation
Apr 10, 2014 16:52 PM E
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified the protein that regulates the intake of water by cells and prevents them from bursting.
rare bird
Rare Birds Get All The Attention They Deserve, Thanks To New Approach To Species Conservation
Apr 10, 2014 15:39 PM E
As more and more species of birds are on the verge of extinction, biologists are relying on new and improved methods of conservation.
ecofarm
25 Year Study Reveals Eco-Farming To Be Economically Feasible And Sustainable
Apr 09, 2014 14:17 PM E
Midwest farmers with large farms are ready to deviate from their standard farming practices in exchange for payment.
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Rare Celestial Diamond Ring Formed In Space
Apr 09, 2014 12:15 PM E
An image showing the perfectly round planetary nebula, Abell 33, was captured by ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT).
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Trees For Energy Storage: Cellulose From Trees Can Be Used To Build High-Energy Capacitators
Apr 08, 2014 14:17 PM E
Trees may very soon help in building sophisticated storage devices.
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Human History: Early Humans Had Stronger Bones Which Got Weaker As Farming Progressed
Apr 08, 2014 12:12 PM E
New research has established that after the advent of farming, human bones became progressively weaker.
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Arid Lands May Help Stave Off Excess Carbon Emissions
Apr 06, 2014 14:18 PM E
Though most people might look to the rain forests and other green areas to help with absorbing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a new study finds that arid areas also help — a lot.
wheat
Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide May Reduce Protein Levels In Crops
Apr 06, 2014 13:43 PM E
The atmosphere’s rising carbon levels may affect the nutritious quality of key dietary crops, according to a new study, which found that high levels of carbon dioxide is lowering their protein levels.
nanomachines
Silver-Based Superlattices Create Molecular Machines With Varied Uses In Nanotechnology
Apr 06, 2014 13:41 PM E
A collection of about 500 silver atoms works together to create a so-called nanomachine with gears capable of being used in energy harvesting and molecular-scale sensing.
radiotherapy
Helium Ions Treat Cancer In Children With Better Precision
Apr 05, 2014 18:04 PM E
As scientists continue to develop radiation therapy, it will affect peripheral organs less and target cancer better. In the latest study, researchers have found that helium ions could be most effective.
graphene
2D Materials: After Graphene, Researchers Now Find Miracle Molybdenum Disulfide
Apr 04, 2014 14:13 PM E
Researchers have found that two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) exhibits properties as good as or even better than graphene.
sperm whale
You Are What You Eat: Insights Into The Sperm Whale Habitat, Based On Stomach Contents
Apr 04, 2014 14:02 PM E
In a research spanning over 13 years, researchers analyzed the stomach contents of dwarf and pygmy sperm whales to understand more about their feeding ecologies
volcano
Temperature Greatly Influences Volcanic Activity Along Mid-Ocean Ridges
Apr 03, 2014 15:00 PM E
A large number of volcanic eruptions occur along mid-ocean ridges each year.
butterfly
Some Butterflies Have Smaller Wings, Less Color Because They Didn't Eat Enough As Caterpillars
Apr 03, 2014 12:08 PM E
Next time you see a less-than-colorful monarch butterfly, it is quite likely that it may have starved as a caterpillar.
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