Archive: 06/30/2010

A butterfly effect in the brain

Next time your brain plays tricks on you, you have an excuse: according to new research by UCL scientists published today in the journal Nature, the brain is intrinsically unreliable.

Jun 30, 2010
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Melanoma-initiating cell identified

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a cancer-initiating cell in human melanomas. The finding is significant because the existence of such a cell in the aggressive skin cancer has been ...

Jun 30, 2010
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Little E/Z changes make a big difference

The coming of summer brings promise for humans and insects alike. The farmer planted maize for a bountiful harvest, but the European Corn Borer (ECB) is looking for a good meal right away. The caterpillars ...

Jun 30, 2010
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Engineers Assess Dawn's Reaction Wheel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers are studying the reaction wheels on NASA's Dawn spacecraft after automatic sensors detected excess friction building up in one of them and powered it off early on the morning of ...

Jun 30, 2010
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Alex Stirs Up the Gulf

(PhysOrg.com) -- Tropical Storm Alex, soon to be a hurricane, churns its way through the western half of the Gulf of Mexico in this NASA infrared image taken Tuesday afternoon, June 29.

Jun 30, 2010
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ARS releases heat-tolerant beans

New bean germplasm lines containing heat, drought and disease tolerance are being released by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators.

Jun 30, 2010
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