Archive: 06/2/2008

Globalization exposes food supply to unsanitary practices

As the United States continues to import increasingly more of its food from developing nations, we are putting ourselves at greater risk of foodborne disease because many of these countries do not have the same sanitary standards ...

Jun 02, 2008 5 / 5 (5) 0

Scientists find new 'quasiparticles'

Weizmann Institute physicists have demonstrated, for the first time, the existence of 'quasiparticles' with one quarter the charge of an electron. This finding could be a first step toward creating exotic types of quantum ...

Jun 02, 2008 4.4 / 5 (52) 2

How to construct a 'firefly' worm

Research describing a new modified luminescent worm that allows, for the first time, to measure, in real time, the metabolism of an entire living organism has just been published in the journal BMC Physiology.

Jun 02, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

For barn swallows, feathers make the man, says study

A new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder has shown the testosterone of male North American barn swallows skyrocketed early in the breeding season when their breast colors were artificially ...

Jun 02, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0