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 ...

May 04, 2011
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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 ...

May 04, 2011
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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, ...

May 04, 2011
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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. ...

May 04, 2011
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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 ...

May 04, 2011
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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 ...

May 04, 2011
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