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 ...

dateJan 19, 2010 in Plants & Animals report
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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 ...

dateJan 19, 2010 in Biochemistry
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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 ...

dateJan 19, 2010 in Health
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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 ...

dateJan 19, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Google suspects hacking by China staff: report

Google is checking whether any of its China staff helped hackers lead a major cyberattack against the US Internet giant, which is now mulling whether to leave the country, a report said Tuesday.

dateJan 19, 2010 in Internet
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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.

dateJan 19, 2010 in Genetics
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