Archive: 03/22/2007

Cells use 'noise' to make cell-fate decisions

Electrical noise, like the crackle heard on AM radio when lightning strikes nearby, is a nuisance that wreaks havoc on electronic devices. But within cells, a similar kind of biochemical “noise” is beneficial, helping ...

Mar 22, 2007 4.4 / 5 (9) 1

Genetic studies endow mice with new color vision

Although mice, like most mammals, typically view the world with a limited color palette – similar to what some people with red-green color blindness see – scientists have now transformed their vision by ...

Mar 22, 2007 4.6 / 5 (57) 0

The Next Great Earthquake

The 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and resulting tsunami are now infamous for the damage they caused, but at the time many scientists believed this area was unlikely to create a quake of such magnitude. In ...

Mar 22, 2007 4.5 / 5 (23) 0