Archive: 06/2/2008

Keeping beer fresher

Scientists in Venezuela are reporting an advance in the centuries-old effort to preserve the fresh taste that beer drinkers value more than any other characteristic of that popular beverage. Their study, which ...

Jun 02, 2008 3.5 / 5 (4) 0

Potential treatments from cryptic genes

Big pharma gave up on soil bacteria as a source of antibiotics too soon, according to research published in the June issue of Microbiology. Scientists have been mining microbial genomes for new natural products that may ha ...

Jun 02, 2008 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Fatal mine collapse covered 50 acres

New calculations show that the deadly Crandall Canyon mine collapse – which registered as a magnitude-3.9 earthquake – began near where miners were excavating coal and quickly grew to a 50-acre cave-in, ...

Jun 02, 2008 3.6 / 5 (7) 0