Archive: 01/20/2012

Thawing tundra a new climate threat

(PhysOrg.com) -- A significant source of greenhouse gases has started leaking into the Earth's atmosphere from an unlikely place. Above the Arctic Circle, land frozen for tens of thousands of years has begun ...

Jan 20, 2012 4.2 / 5 (15) 11

Unraveling the Chinese cabbage genome

Clues into the evolutionary diversification of brassicas have emerged from the draft Chinese cabbage genome sequence. Brassica crops include many agriculturally important vegetables, such as Chinese cabbage, ...

Jan 20, 2012 not rated yet 0

Cliffhanging corals avoid trawler damage

Bottom trawling fishing boats have devastated many cold water coral reefs along the margin of the North East Atlantic Ocean. Now, researchers have found large cold water coral colonies clinging to the vertical ...

Jan 20, 2012 4.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Small things, big thinking

Finely tuned for touch and smell, the fly foot has sensors that can detect both chemical and mechanical changes in the environment.  The outcome of more than three billion years of evolution, these sensors are far smaller ...

Jan 20, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 2

Decoding DNA's annotations

In the currently hot research area known as ‘epigenetics’, researchers are discovering that offspring inherit much more from their parents than just their genes. Individuals also inherit detailed ...

Jan 20, 2012 4 / 5 (2) 0