Archive: 09/30/2008

Simple twists of fate

A novel Brandeis University study this week in PLoS Biology reports on some of the molecular gymnastics performed by a protein involved in regulating DNA transcription. Using state-of-the art tools, researchers observed the sh ...

Sep 30, 2008 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

The green Sahara, a desert in bloom

Reconstructing the climate of the past is an important tool for scientists to better understand and predict future climate changes that are the result of the present-day global warming. Although there is still ...

Sep 30, 2008 3.9 / 5 (32) 4

Like an arrow: Jumping insects use archery techniques

Froghoppers, also known as spittlebugs, are the champion insect jumpers, capable of reaching heights of 700 mm - more than 100 times their own body length. Research published today in the open access journal ...

Sep 30, 2008 4.3 / 5 (7) 2
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