Archive: 01/19/2010

Chimps dance in the face of fire

(PhysOrg.com) -- Unusual behaviors have been observed in wild chimpanzees in West Africa in the face of grass fires. The chimps did not panic or flee, and some made ritualistic displays that suggest they understand ...

Jan 19, 2010 5 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast report

Copper-Free Click Chemistry Used in Mice

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, the widely used molecular synthesis technique known as click chemistry has been safely applied to a living organism. A team of Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers ...

Jan 19, 2010 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

Top 15 chemical additives in your food

We don't just want our food to taste good these days: It also has to look good. As a result, food producers use any of 14,000 laboratory-made additives to make our food appear fresher, more attractive or last longer on the ...

Jan 19, 2010 4.1 / 5 (106) 7

Minimal changes alter an enzyme dramatically

A new study by a research team at Uppsala University shows how new functions can develop in an enzyme. This can explain, for example, how resistance to toxins can occur so simply. The findings are now being published in the ...

Jan 19, 2010 not rated yet 0

The changing facebook of genetic

(PhysOrg.com) -- Social factors such as what we eat and where we live influence how natural selection acts on human genes, according to a research that is bringing the worlds of genetics and human sciences closer together.

Jan 19, 2010 4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast