Archive: 10/28/2009

Things To Ponder While Eating Halloween Candy

For kids, ringing a neighbor's doorbell, yelling "trick or treat," and receiving candy brings plenty of smiles, but for many the real fun of Halloween happens when you turn your plastic jack-o'-lantern candy ...

dateOct 28, 2009 in Other
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The Sun's Sneaky Variability

Every 11 years, the sun undergoes a furious upheaval. Dark sunspots burst forth from beneath the sun's surface. Explosions as powerful as a billion atomic bombs spark intense flares of high-energy radiation. ...

dateOct 28, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Genetic links to fungal infection risk identified

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two genetic mutations that may put individuals at increased risk of fungal infections have been identified by scientists from UCL and Radboud University, increasing understanding about the genetic basis of ...

dateOct 28, 2009 in Genetics
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Scientists Cryopreserve Pest-Imperiled Ash Trees

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using cryopreservation methods, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have devised a procedure for storing frozen budwood from ash trees (Fraxinus) and thawing the delicate buds for ...

dateOct 28, 2009 in Ecology
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