Archive: 10/12/2009

WISE Launch Delayed 24 Hours

( -- Liftoff of a Delta II rocket and its NASA payload, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), has been delayed 24 hours. At the soonest, launch now will be Saturday, Dec. 12, during a launch window that ...

dateDec 10, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Probing Question: What are wildlife corridors?

Imagine that an unknown force hacks your city into two chunks. Because of this new barrier, you can’t get from your home to your office or the grocery store. Suddenly, your access to critical resources is restricted and ...

dateDec 10, 2009 in Ecology
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Sucking Up To Survive

Shrink a human being down to the size of an insect, and you would no longer be able to sip lemonade from a straw. The forces that hold liquid together would simply be too great to overcome at that tiny scale.

dateDec 10, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Article Traces History of Darwinian Medicine

( -- Despite being a founding principle of modern biology for 150 years, evolutionary theory has played a limited role in the field of medicine. Only in the last 20 years has Darwinian medicine emerged as a discipline ...

dateDec 10, 2009 in Evolution
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