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 ...

Nov 21, 2007
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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 ...

Nov 21, 2007
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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 ...

Nov 21, 2007
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Canada awards $1.1M for energy projects

The Canadian government is investing in solar energy, awarding $1.1 million for projects promoting photovoltaic and solar thermal power technologies.

Nov 21, 2007
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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.

Nov 21, 2007
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NASA Amends Crew Assignment for STS-126 Mission

NASA has replaced a crew member assigned to space shuttle mission STS-126. Astronaut Donald R. Pettit will take the place of astronaut Joan E. Higginbotham, who has left NASA to accept a position in the private sector. The ...

Nov 21, 2007
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