Archive: 11/13/2008

Mineral kingdom has co-evolved with life

( -- Evolution isn't just for living organisms. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution have found that the mineral kingdom co-evolved with life, and that up to two thirds of the more than 4,000 ...

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Sicilian word enters British genetic language

A scientific team from the John Innes Centre and University of St Andrews has identified a key gene that was transferred from a Sicilian plant into a close relative in Britain, showing how genetic cross-talk ...

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First fuzzy photos of planets outside solar system

( -- Astronomers using the Gemini North telescope and W.M. Keck Observatory on Hawaii's Mauna Kea have obtained the first-ever direct images identifying a multi-planet system around a normal star. ...

dateNov 13, 2008 in Astronomy
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