Archive: 12/19/2012

Study looks at gray seal impact on beach water quality

(Phys.org)—Scientists from the newly created Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium (NASRC) are using data collected by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) to investigate whether seals ...

Dec 19, 2012
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One of the largest astronomical images ever made

Looking for a stunning new desktop image to wrap up the year? Try this: it's an amazing panorama of the Cygnus Loop, a supernova remnant located 1,500 light-years away in the constellation (you guessed i ...

Dec 19, 2012
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The limits of the productive capacity of ecosystems

In a letter to Science published last week, Karl-Heinz Erb from the Institute of Social Ecology Vienna and a number of co-authors discuss how the measurement of biomass production and consumption can be used to gain a bett ...

Dec 19, 2012
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Cell biology: Flushing out fats

The Wip1 protein is important for survival, but mutations that inactivate it carry some surprising features. "A lack of Wip1 results in an excessive immune reaction to infectious organisms, in some cases ...

Dec 19, 2012
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