Archive: 08/13/2008

Keeping an eye on the surroundings

Water is no passive spectator of biological processes; it is an active participant. Protein folding is thus a self-organized process in which the actions of the solvent play a key role. So far, the emphasis ...

Aug 13, 2008 4 / 5 (1) 0

Bringing Martian samples to Earth

New Rochelle, NY, August 13, 2008 – A critical component of NASA's Mars exploration program involves bringing planetary samples back to Earth for in-depth analysis, plans for which are detailed in the latest issue of Astrobiology, a peer ...

Aug 13, 2008 3.8 / 5 (6) 1

Smells like bees' spirit

Bumblebees choose whether to search for food according to how stocked their nests are, say scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

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Measuring the 'Colbert Bump'

Democratic politicians receive a 40% increase in contributions in the 30 days after appearing on the comedy cable show The Colbert Report. In contrast, their Republican counterparts essentially gain nothing. These findings ...

Aug 13, 2008 4.5 / 5 (20) 1