Archive: 09/14/2009

Barcoding endangered sea turtles

Conservation geneticists who study sea turtles have a new tool to help track this highly migratory and endangered group of marine animals: DNA barcodes. DNA barcodes are short genetic sequences that efficiently ...

Sep 14, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

Goose bumps, laughter and butterflies

The human body is as mysterious as it is magnificent. For every essential function like thought or a heartbeat, the body exhibits quirky behaviors that seem to defy explanation. Like goose bumps. Or hiccups. ...

Sep 14, 2009 3 / 5 (2) 1

Black Hole Pumps Iron

(PhysOrg.com) -- This composite image of the Hydra A galaxy cluster shows 10-million- degree gas observed by Chandra in blue and jets of radio emission observed by the Very Large Array in pink. Optical data ...

Sep 14, 2009 4.3 / 5 (15) 6