Archive: 01/09/2009

Cradle and birthday of dog identified

Previous studies in the field have indicated that East Asia is where the wolf was tamed and became the dog. It was not possible to be more precise than that. But now researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Evolution
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Time to lift the geoengineering taboo

Hot on the heels of the Royal Society's Geoengineering the Climate report, September's Physics World contains feature comment from UK experts stressing the need to start taking geoengineering - deliberate interventions in ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Promise of nanodiamonds for safer gene therapy

Gene therapy holds promise in the treatment of a myriad of diseases, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes, among many others. However, developing a scalable system for delivering genes to cells both efficiently and ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Moon Rock Turns Out to be Fake

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Dutch national Rijksmuseum made an embarrassing announcement last week that one of its most loved possessions, a moon rock, is a fake -- just an old piece of petrified wood that's never been anywhere ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Space Exploration weblog
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Google Chrome gets boost with Sony tie-up

Sony said Tuesday that its Vaio-brand computers sold in the United States would have Google's Chrome as their default Internet browser, boosting the search engine giant's fight against rival Microsoft.

dateSep 01, 2009 in Internet
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Shifting Baselines Confound River Restoration

Steep reductions in the abundance of fish, shellfish, and other aquatic fauna in recent centuries are not restricted to animals that live in the sea: historical records show that species in rivers and lakes worldwide also ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Ecology
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