Archive: 04/29/2011

Hunting for the good news in the human genome

One of the most common and most disabling birth defects, spina bifida strikes about one in 1,000 births in the United States -- nearly as many as Down’s Syndrome. The cause of this often devastating ...

dateApr 29, 2011 in Genetics
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Bang goes that theory!

An academic from Canterbury Christ Church University has disproved the theory 'you need water to swim' on a prime time television show.

dateApr 29, 2011 in Engineering
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Can big earthquakes disrupt world weather?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland in 1783-84 set off a cascade of catastrophe, spewing sulfuric clouds into Europe and eventually around the world. Poisonous mists and a resulting ...

dateApr 29, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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