Archive: 06/3/2011

Philippines launches suit in reef plunder

The Philippines on Friday began legal action against traders accused of plundering corals and marine turtles in a case that officials said may have destroyed large tracts of precious reefs.

Jun 03, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 2

The new kid on the block

In synthetic chemistry, ‘carbene’ species—compounds bearing a carbon atom with two unpaired electrons—have a ferocious reputation. Left uncontrolled, they will react with ...

Jun 03, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Measuring evolution's waistline

Nearly 150 years ago, noted German biologist Ernst Haeckel made the bold assertion that ‘ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny’: in other words, morphological changes that occur during an organism’s ...

Jun 03, 2011 4.7 / 5 (6) 8 | with audio podcast

One tough microscope

When it comes to seeing how carbon dioxide behaves in a geologic storehouse, most instruments can't take the pressure. But, a new apparatus created by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Wright ...

Jun 03, 2011 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast