Archive: 04/23/2012

New strategy offers hope for Florida's gopher tortoises

Florida's approach to saving gopher tortoises from extinction a decade ago allowed developers to bury the docile reptiles alive in their burrows in return for what critics called "blood money" that was used to buy and protect ...

Apr 23, 2012
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Looking inside the Earth

(Phys.org) -- Defects found in rocks below the Earth’s surface have a major impact on the transmission of seismic waves, such as those caused by earthquakes, researchers at The Australian National University ...

Apr 23, 2012
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Carbon-consuming life-forms in Antarctica

Lake Bonney in Antarctica is perennially covered in ice. It is exposed to severe environmental stresses, including minimal nutrients, low temperatures, extreme shade, and, during the winter, 24-hour darkness. ...

Apr 23, 2012
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Small molecules for neural stem cells

European scientists used chemical genetics to discover molecules that could serve as future regenerative medicines to treat neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.

Apr 23, 2012
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Healing with math

Understanding the way our bodies heal is not as easy as 1, 2, 3. But a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher believes mathematics holds the answers to complex biological problems.

Apr 23, 2012
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