Archive: 15/06/2011

Stellar super soaker

Located in the constellation of Perseus and just a mere 750 light years from Earth, a young protostar is very busy spewing forth copious amounts of water. Embedded in a cloud of gas and dust, the hundred thousand year old ...

dateJun 15, 2011 in Astronomy
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June lyrid meteor shower underway

Although there’s more than enough Moon to go around right now, while you’re waiting on the eclipse, you just might want to see if you can spot a few stray meteors belonging to the June Lyrids. Thanks to John Chumack, ...

dateJun 15, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Spotlight on dynamic operation of enzymes

Our world is unique in that living organisms can undergo complex chemical reactions quickly and precisely, and sequence them together. But how can proteins integral to life effectively hasten these reactions? Researchers ...

dateJun 15, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Dawn of agriculture took toll on health

When populations around the globe started turning to agriculture around 10,000 years ago, regardless of their locations and type of crops, a similar trend occurred: The height and health of the people declined.

dateJun 15, 2011 in Other
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Do steaks make you big?

( -- Adjusting the intake of high protein foods like meat, eggs and milk products could determine whether you become a rugby player or marathon runner and may help you lose weight, according to new research published ...

dateJun 15, 2011 in Biochemistry
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