Archive: 11/21/2007

Mars' Molten Past

Mars was covered in an ocean of molten rock for about 100 million years after the planet formed, researchers from the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, UC Davis, and NASA's Johnson Space Center ...

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The early relatives of flowering plants

The emergence of flowering plants is regarded as a major botanical mystery. In today’s edition of the scientific magazine Nature, an international research team with participation from the Paul Scherrer Instit ...

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Flip-Flopping Gene Expression Can Be Advantageous

One gene for pea pod color generates green pods while a variant of that gene gives rise to the yellow-pod phenotype, a feature that helped Gregor Mendel, the 19th century Austrian priest and scientist, first ...

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Preserve established for bonobos

Congo has established a rain-forest preserve to protect the bonobo from deforestation and poachers, government officials said.

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