Archive: 04/05/2011

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 a causative agent ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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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. Finnegan distinguished ...

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

( -- 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 of life ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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