Archive: 10/12/2010

Wired up and ready to glow

Thirty years ago, no one believed that elements other than carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen could form double bonds at room temperature. But the discovery of 'kinetic protection' ligands -- large, bulky molecules that trap heavy ...

dateDec 10, 2010 in Materials Science
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Light games with DNA

The diagnosis of hereditary diseases and the identification of genetic fingerprints hinge on high-sensitivity DNA imaging biotechnologies. These imaging tools detect specific genes in cells using fluorophores—fluorescent ...

dateDec 10, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Out with LGBTQ bullying

Imagine, for a moment, how it feels to be verbally or physically assaulted on a regular basis. In families, it's considered domestic abuse. In workplaces, it's labeled harassment. Both are punishable by law.

dateDec 10, 2010 in Social Sciences
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The three ages of Mars

There is no place on Earth that is a perfect copycat of Mars as it is now, or as it was at any specific point in the past. But scientists suggest Earth has little versions of Mars as it might have been over decades. These ...

dateDec 10, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Schiaparelli on Mars shaped by wind, water

The small crater embedded in the northwestern rim of the Schiaparelli impact basin features prominently in this new image from ESA’s Mars Express. All around is evidence for past water and the great martian winds that ...

dateDec 10, 2010 in Space Exploration
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