Archive: 05/04/2011

Q&A with Michael Craig on cirrus clouds

The Mid-latitude Airborne Cirrus Properties Experiment (MACPEX) is a NASA field campaign that is investigating cirrus cloud properties and the processes that affect their impact on solar radiation. The campaign ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Bacterial guests double as bodyguards

The bacterium Escherichia coli can be a scientist’s best friend when it’s being used as a tool for biological research, but some strains of it are better known for their nasty effects on humans as ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Technology to identify genes

(Medical Xpress) -- King’s researchers in the Division of Cancer Studies have developed new technology for the identification and validation of microRNA (miRNA) targets in research and clinical diagnostics, ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Genetics
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Big playoffs don't mean big payoffs

Two of Boston’s professional sports teams — the Celtics and the Bruins — have reached the second round of their league playoffs for the third consecutive season. We asked John Kwoka, Neal F. ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Economics & Business
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Giant fossil ants linked to global warming

(PhysOrg.com) -- Four paleontologists, including two at Simon Fraser University, have discovered the fossil of a gigantic ant whose globetrotting sheds light on how global warming events affected the distribution ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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The sea dragons bounce back

(PhysOrg.com) -- The evolution of ichthyosaurs, important marine predators of the age of dinosaurs, was hit hard by a mass extinction event 200 million years ago, according to a new study from the University ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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