Archive: 06/08/2008

Quantum Chaos Unveiled?

( -- A University of Utah study is shedding light on an important, unsolved physics problem: the relationship between chaos theory - which is based on 300-year-old Newtonian physics - and the modern theory of ...

dateAug 06, 2008 in General Physics
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Gender equality on the slide?

( -- Cambridge University study suggests growing numbers of people are concerned about working mums' impact on family life.

dateAug 06, 2008 in Other
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A potted history of milk

( -- Humans were processing cattle milk in pottery vessels more than two thousand years earlier than previously thought, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

dateAug 06, 2008 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Hunting the elusive L-function

( -- There was a lot of excitement last month about ‘L-functions’. A PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol, Ce Bian, in collaboration with his supervisor, Dr Andrew Booker, had ...

dateAug 06, 2008 in Mathematics
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Female guppies risk death to avoid sexual harassment

Sexual harassment from male guppies is so bad that long-suffering females will risk their lives to escape it, according to new research from Dr Safi Darden and Dr Darren Croft from Bangor University. Their work, which was ...

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Hot peppers really do bring the heat

Chili peppers can do more than just make you feel hot, reports a study in the August 1 Journal of Biological Chemistry; the active chemical in peppers can directly induce thermogenesis, the process by which cells convert ...

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