Archive: 09/20/2006

The point of icicles

Contemplating some of nature's cool creations is always fun. Now a team of scientists from The University of Arizona in Tucson has figured out the physics of how drips of icy water can swell into the skinny spikes known as ...

Sep 20, 2006 3.7 / 5 (11) 0

Unusual island evolution happens faster than thought

In evolutionary circles, giant rats and miniature elephants have long been accepted as the products of accelerated evolution in isolated environments such as islands, but McGill paleontologist Virginie Millien has been the ...

Sep 20, 2006 4.4 / 5 (30) 0

Team finds most complex protein knot ever seen

An MIT team has discovered the most complicated knot ever seen in a protein, and they believe it may be linked to the protein's function as a rescue agent for proteins marked for destruction.

Sep 20, 2006 3.7 / 5 (11) 0

Making coal cleaner

University of Queensland researchers are working on a process that could make the theory of clean coal a reality. Dr Joe da Costa's research group, from the Division of Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering, has ...

Sep 20, 2006 4.1 / 5 (13) 0