Archive: 4/08/2006

New hybrid orchid created in Britain

The Hartslock Nature Reserve in Oxfordshire, England, has successfully interbred a monkey orchid and a lady orchid to produce a new hybrid variety.

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Meth Promotes Spread of Virus in HIV-Infected Users

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have presented the first evidence that the addictive drug methamphetamine, or meth, also commonly known as "speed" or "crystal," increases production of a docking protein that promotes ...

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California Wine: Complex and Smooth With Hints of Salmon

What does it take to make a fine California wine? Grapes, water, sunshine, the skilled hand of a master vintner -- and a few thousand dead fish. A few thousand dead chinook salmon, that is, according to new research that ...

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Submerging saves rare bottom-breathing turtles

The endangered Mary River Turtle has learned the perfect way to avoid being eaten — stay underwater. UQ PhD student Natalie Mathie, who has been studying Mary River hatchlings for the last two years, has shown that the ...

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Station Crew Completes Spacewalk

Space Station crewmen Jeff Williams and Thomas Reiter completed an almost 6.5-hour spacewalk Thursday that involved installing and replacing equipment and setting up scientific experiments outside the orbiting laboratory. ...

dateAug 04, 2006 in Space Exploration
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