Archive: 12/16/2011

Seeking a pot of geological gold

Researchers are moving a step closer to solving one of the greatest murder mysteries of all time. It happened roughly 200 million years ago, marking the boundary between the Triassic and Jurassic periods, ...

dateDec 16, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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A new home for Santa Claus?

(PhysOrg.com) -- After the many years of commuting on Christmas Eve, jolly old St. Nicholas is reconsidering his home at the North Pole. Given his job description, extreme isolation has lost its appeal. In ...

dateDec 16, 2011 in Other
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Vega moves closer to its first liftoff

(PhysOrg.com) -- The integration of Vega's first, second and third stages is now complete at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The new rocket is moving full speed ahead towards its maiden flight at ...

dateDec 16, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Compound in Apples Inhibits E. coli O157:H7

A compound that is abundant in apples and strawberries inhibits the highly pathogenic E. coli O157:H7 biofilms while sparing a beneficial strain of E. coli that also forms biofilms in the human gut, according to a paper in ...

dateDec 16, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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EU stuck on three new GM authorisations

Failure by EU agriculture ministers to decide on authorisation for three genetically-modified maize and cotton strains overnight left the matter in the hands of the EU executive on Friday.

dateDec 16, 2011 in Biotechnology
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