Archive: 07/23/2008

Biofilms use chemical weapons

Bacteria rarely come as loners; more often they grow in crowds and squat on surfaces where they form a community together. These so-called biofilms develop on any surface that bacteria can attach themselves ...

Jul 23, 2008 3.8 / 5 (6) 0

Why eating less can help the environment

An estimated 19 percent of total energy used in the USA is taken up in the production and supply of food. Currently, this mostly comes from non-renewable energy sources which are in short supply. It is therefore of paramount ...

Jul 23, 2008 2.8 / 5 (14) 2

Biology enters 'The Matrix' through new computer language

Ever since the human genome was sequenced less than 10 years ago, researchers have been able to access a dizzying plethora of genomic information with a simple click of a mouse. This digitizing of genomic data—and its public ...

Jul 23, 2008 4.5 / 5 (11) 0