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Loblolly Pine Genome Is 7 Times Bigger Than Human Genome
Mar 20, 2014 13:04 PM E
Understanding the loblolly pine's genome will help scientists grow more resistant and improved varieties of pine tree.
.plant horns
Plants Develop Horn Like Structures To Ward Of Intrasexual Competition
Mar 20, 2014 12:44 PM E
A team of researchers has uncovered that plants are evolving weaponry in order to spread their pollen.
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Scientists Map Neural Activity In Behaving Zebrafish
Mar 19, 2014 14:43 PM E
Neuroscientists have described the first neural activity maps at the resolution of single cells and throughout the entire brain of freely behaving zebra fish.
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Supernova Collapse Explained Using 3-D Model
Mar 18, 2014 17:22 PM E
Scientists have developed a powerful three-dimensional model, which shows the violent explosions that leads to the death of a supernova.
praying mantis
The Discovery Of 19 New Praying Mantis Species Is Pretty Astounding
Mar 18, 2014 14:19 PM E
Nineteen new species of praying mantises were discovered in and around the tropical forests of Central and South America and also in museum collections.
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Inspired By The Colorful Cotinga Bird, Scientists Attempt To Create Everlasting Color
Mar 16, 2014 14:31 PM E
Regular inks use pigments that, sooner or later, begin to deteriorate. But with inspiration from the colorful cotinga bird, researchers tried to replicate a different kind of color, known as structural color.
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Yellow And Black Raspberries, Along With Red, Make Tri-Colored Jellies
Mar 16, 2014 12:44 PM E
Most people only know about red raspberries, but there are also black and yellow ones too, and now researchers are testing whether the three of them can make delicious jellies and jams.
E. coli
Scientists Create Radiation Resistant E.Coli To Learn How Bacteria Develop Antibiotic Resistance
Mar 15, 2014 16:31 PM E
As antibiotic-resistant bacteria become stronger, scientists are trying to learn how they are able to mutate and develop resistance. In this experiment, they learned how E. coli can become resistant to radiation.
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Little Foot, Our Oldest Ancestor, Is Older Than Previously Thought
Mar 15, 2014 14:40 PM E
Found in the Sterkfontein Caves of South Africa, many scientists believed that Little Foot, a nearly complete skeletal fossil of our ancient ancestors, was 2.2 million years old. Now, they believe he might be older.
Thrush
Good Fungi Can Be Used To Reduce Bad Fungi That Causes Oral Thrush
Mar 14, 2014 15:08 PM E
Anew treatment for oral thrush has been discovered. It uses the therapeutic effects of the beneficial fungal yeast.
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Why Google’s Big Data Pill May Not Be Best Medicine For Flu Bug
Mar 13, 2014 14:12 PM E
Google Flu Trend (GFT) is a web service operated by Google and provides up-to-date estimates of influenza activity for more than 25 countries.
porpoise
Porpoise With Distinct Underbite Revealed After Analysis Of Museum Specimen
Mar 13, 2014 13:42 PM E
According to researchers, the extinct porpoise, which mainly inhabited the coast of California, had a significant underbite, which means its lower jaw extended well beyond its upper jaw.
gem
Vast Bodies Of Water Underground? Water-Rich Gem May Yield New Discovery
Mar 12, 2014 16:02 PM E
The first discovery of ringwoodite confirms the presence of massive amounts of water beneath the Earth's surface.
plants
Scientists Discover Protein That Activates Plant Immune Response
Mar 12, 2014 13:16 PM E
After three decades of searching, scientists have finally identified the source, which triggers the enzyme that helps plants resist diseases
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