Archive: 10/14/2010

Code RED for biodiversity

While not an outright failure, a 2010 goal set by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for staunching the loss of the world's species fell far short of expectations for "The International Year of Biodiversity."

dateOct 14, 2010 in Environment
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Mysterious pulsar with hidden powers discovered

Dramatic flares and bursts of energy - activity previously thought reserved for only the strongest magnetized pulsars - has been observed emanating from a weakly magnetised, slowly rotating pulsar. The international ...

dateOct 14, 2010 in Astronomy
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PiggyBac joins armory in fight against cancer

Researchers have developed a genetic tool in mice to speed the discovery of novel genes involved in cancer. The system – called PiggyBac – has already been used by the team to identify novel candidate cancer-causing ...

dateOct 14, 2010 in Cancer
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Crew circles North Pole in one summer

A trimaran sailing boat circled the North Pole in a single summer season, a feat made possible by global warming and the melting of the Arctic ice cap, the boat's international crew said Thursday.

dateOct 14, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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