Archive: 02/14/2008

Protein's strength lies in h-bond cooperation

Researchers in Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT reveal that the strength of a biological material like spider silk lies in the specific geometric configuration of structural proteins, which have ...

Feb 14, 2008
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Older siblings get more attention

A U.S. report said first-born children may attain more education and make more money because they get more parental attention.

Feb 14, 2008
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Beach guard fired for protecting seal

A private security guard in La Jolla, Calif., was fired for blocking access to a popular beach on the day the first harbor seal of the season was born.

Feb 14, 2008
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As graduation rates go down, school ratings go up

A new study by researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas-Austin finds that Texas' public school accountability system, the model for the national No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), directly contributes to lower ...

Feb 14, 2008
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British doctors should be nationally licensed

All British doctors should be licensed by taking a national examination according to research outlined in the online open access journal BMC Medicine. A UK-based research team assessed the performance of UK medical graduates ...

Feb 14, 2008
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