Archive: 05/08/2007

You Snooze, You Lose? Not True

Tired after lunch or by mid-afternoon? You might think that you should go buy yourself some coffee. But according to UCSD researcher Sara Mednick, you’re better off taking a nap.

May 08, 2007 4.3 / 5 (11) 0

Hot Fluids and Deep Earthquakes

Fluids in the Earth's lower crust are an underlying force in shaking things up where continental plates slip under each other, according to a study recently published in Nature. Donna Eberhart-Phillips, a UC Davis researcher ...

May 08, 2007 4 / 5 (9) 0

Genome Institute Reaches Milestone with a Mighty Microbe

Shewanella baltica OS185 is a tiny, ocean-dwelling microbe that could be an answer to cleaning up certain kinds of radioactive contamination, but for a few days this month the microbe is in the spotlight at Los Alamos for ...

May 08, 2007 5 / 5 (1) 0

Biosensor sniffs out explosives

Temple University School of Medicine researchers have developed a new biosensor that sniffs out explosives and could one day be used to detect landmines and deadly agents, such as sarin gas, according to a ...

May 08, 2007 4.2 / 5 (10) 0

Researchers at Illinois explore queen bee longevity

The queen honey bee is genetically identical to the workers in her hive, but she lives 10 times longer and – unlike her sterile sisters – remains reproductively viable throughout life. A study from the ...

May 08, 2007 4.5 / 5 (17) 0