Archive: 29/08/2006

What's Shaped Like a Pear and Has Two Genomes? Check The Pond

If you could peer microscopically into the closest freshwater pond, you’d hesitate before dipping a toe. Amid the murky water, you’d probably notice an oddly furry, pear-shaped organism gliding along—and gobbling up ...

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Wild bees make honey bees better pollinators

When honey bees interact with wild native bees, they are up to five times more efficient in pollinating sunflowers than when native bees are not present, according to a new study by a pair of researchers at the University ...

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Survey: Hand washing habits lacking

A survey by the Wayne, N.J., based Lysol Hygiene Council has suggested that 61 percent of U.S. residents lack proper hand washing habits.

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Controlling cold molecules

“This is a chemist’s dream,” explains Roman Krems, a professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. “We’ve been trying for 50 years to develop mechanisms to control molecular collisions externally.”

dateAug 29, 2006 in General Physics feature
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