Archive: 09/10/2010

Life's origins in need of metals

Scientists have proposed a new potential catalyst for jump-starting metabolism, and life itself, on the early Earth. Transition metals like iron, copper and nickel along with small organic molecules could ...

Sep 10, 2010
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SEINet offers desert plant guide online

Imagine that you're going to take a hike in the Superstition Mountains. You love plants, and are always curious about the various bushes, trees and flowers that you encounter in the desert.

Sep 10, 2010
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Blue whales have perfect pitch

Blue whales have the remarkable ability to synchronize the pitch of their songs so that they all hit the exact same note, according to a new study. Professor of Physics Roger Bland recorded thousands of whale ...

Sep 10, 2010
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Mapping new paths for stressed-out Internet

(PhysOrg.com) -- The San Diego Supercomputer Center and Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) at the University of California, San Diego, in a collaboration with researchers from Universitat ...

Sep 10, 2010
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