Archive: 16/03/2010

New lentil being readied for market

"Essex," a new lentil variety developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, has a lot to offer: high seed yields for growers, nitrogen-fixing bacteria for wheat crops, and a tasty source of protein for consumers ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Ecology
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From international harbor to native habitat

In the 1930s, soil used as ballast to weigh down cargo ships from South America to Mobile, Alabama introduced the red imported fire ant to the southern United States. Since then, the ants have been found as far north as Maryland ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Ecology
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When tweets can make you a jailbird

(AP) -- Maxi Sopo was having so much fun "living in paradise" in Mexico that he posted about it on Facebook so all his friends could follow his adventures. Others were watching, too: A federal prosecutor in Seattle, where ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Internet
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Long polymer chains dance the conga

Understanding the steps to the intricate dance inside a cell is essential to one day choreographing the show. By studying the molecules that give a cell its structure, University of Illinois researchers are moving closer ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in General Physics
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Cloves are the best natural antioxidant

Using spices eaten in the Mediterranean diet as natural antioxidants is a good way forward for the food industry, given the beneficial health effects of these products. This has been shown by researchers from the Miguel Hernández ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Biochemistry
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