Archive: 08/20/2007

Tracking feline memories on the move

When a cat steps over an obstacle with its front legs, how do its hind legs know what to do? A new study in the August 21st issue of Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press, reveals that it is the foreleg stepping moveme ...

Aug 20, 2007 3.7 / 5 (7) 0

Girls prefer pink, or at least a redder shade of blue

A study in the August 21st issue of Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press, reports some of the first conclusive evidence in support of the long-held notion that men and women differ when it comes to their favorite colors ...

Aug 20, 2007 3.3 / 5 (15) 0

Working toward new energy with electrochemistry

In an effort to develop alternative energy sources such as fuel cells and solar fuel from “artificial” photosynthesis, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory are taking a detailed ...

Aug 20, 2007 4 / 5 (13) 0

Nanoreactors for reaction cascades

Living cells are highly complex synthetic machines: Numerous multistep reactions run simultaneously side by side and with unbelievable efficiency and specificity. For these mainly enzymatic reactions to work so well collectively, ...

Aug 20, 2007 4.7 / 5 (6) 1

Geologists search for prehistoric high

Not all areas of the Tibetan Plateau rose at the same time, according to researchers who are determining the past elevation of plateau locations by studying the remains of terrestrial plants that once grew there.

Aug 20, 2007 4.8 / 5 (5) 0