Archive: 04/28/2008

Chalk one up for coccolithophores

Scientists have feared that gradual acidification of the world's oceans would wreak havoc with organisms that build protective outer shells. But a new finding shows at least three species of coccolithophores ...

Apr 28, 2008
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The Physics of Whipped Cream

Let's do a little science experiment. If you have a can of whipped cream in the fridge, go get it out. Spray a generous dollop into a spoon and watch carefully.

Apr 28, 2008
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UK tabloids contribute to climate complacency

The effect of human behaviour on climate change is misrepresented in the most widely-read UK tabloid newspapers, according to the latest research at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.

Apr 28, 2008
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Tomatoes found to fight sun damage

Tomatoes could be the new weapon in the fight against sun damage to the skin, research at the Universities of Newcastle and Manchester has revealed. According to a study presented at the British Society for Investigative ...

Apr 28, 2008
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Team develops safe, effective RNA interference technique

A team of researchers from MIT and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has developed safe and effective methods to perform RNA interference, a therapy that holds great promise for treating a variety of diseases including ...

Apr 28, 2008
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Boost for 'green plastics' from plants

Australian researchers are a step closer to turning plants into ‘biofactories’ capable of producing oils which can be used to replace petrochemicals used to manufacture a range of products.

Apr 28, 2008
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