Archive: 15/07/2009

Solving the mystery of DNA repair

( -- Penny Beuning, an assistant professor of chemical biology and biotechnology at Northeastern, this month received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early-Career Development grant to study how cells ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Biochemistry
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No ivory-billed woodpecker, but plenty of data

( -- They have searched the old-growth forests of the Carolinas, the swamps of Arkansas, the woods of Alabama and Mississippi, and now the vast river of grass, mangrove, cypress and wildlife that make up the Florida ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Australia investigates mysterious penguin killings

(AP) -- The first battered bodies were found on a small Australian beach, the white sand around them stained crimson with their blood. A few days later, the killer struck again - this time on the nearby cliffs overlooking ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Ecology
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Wide Awake in the Sea of Tranquillity

Neil Armstrong was supposed to be asleep. The moonwalking was done. The moon rocks were stowed away. His ship was ready for departure. In just a few hours, the Eagle's ascent module would blast off the Moon, something no ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Tracking trash

( -- What if we knew exactly where our trash was going and how much energy it took to make it disappear? Would it make us think twice about buying bottled water or "disposable" razors?

dateJul 15, 2009 in Engineering
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