Archive: 11/12/2008

Electronic heat trap grips deep Earth

(PhysOrg.com) -- The key to understanding Earth's evolution, including how our atmosphere gained oxygen and how volcanoes and earthquakes form, is to look deep, really deep, into the lower mantle—a region ...

Nov 12, 2008 4.1 / 5 (27) 2

Light triggers a new code for brain cells

Brain cells can adopt a new chemical code in response to cues from the outside world, scientists working with tadpoles at the University of California, San Diego report in the journal Nature this week.

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The relative risk of brain cancer

Doctors know that you're at a higher risk for breast, colon and prostate cancers if they've been found in your family. Brain cancer can now be placed on that same list, says a new study by Tel Aviv University and the University ...

Nov 12, 2008 4.7 / 5 (10) 1

Researchers trace octopuses' family tree

Many of the world's deep-sea octopuses evolved from species that lived in the Southern Ocean, according to new molecular evidence reported by researchers at Queen's University Belfast.

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New technique enables assessment of drought performance

Measurement of chlorophyll fluorescence is an effective way of determining how well plants can cope with low-water conditions. The technique described in the open access journal Plant Methods, published by BioMed Central, allows ...

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