Archive: 20/01/2012

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 and overhanging ...

dateJan 20, 2012 in Environment
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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 ...

dateJan 20, 2012 in Other
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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 instructions on ...

dateJan 20, 2012 in Biochemistry
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