Archive: 08/6/2008

Quantum Chaos Unveiled?

(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Utah study is shedding light on an important, unsolved physics problem: the relationship between chaos theory - which is based on 300-year-old Newtonian physics - and the modern ...

Aug 06, 2008
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Gender equality on the slide?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cambridge University study suggests growing numbers of people are concerned about working mums' impact on family life.

Aug 06, 2008
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A potted history of milk

(PhysOrg.com) -- Humans were processing cattle milk in pottery vessels more than two thousand years earlier than previously thought, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

Aug 06, 2008
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Hunting the elusive L-function

(PhysOrg.com) -- There was a lot of excitement last month about ‘L-functions’. A PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol, Ce Bian, in collaboration with his supervisor, Dr Andrew ...

Aug 06, 2008
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Female guppies risk death to avoid sexual harassment

Sexual harassment from male guppies is so bad that long-suffering females will risk their lives to escape it, according to new research from Dr Safi Darden and Dr Darren Croft from Bangor University. Their work, which was ...

Aug 06, 2008
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Hot peppers really do bring the heat

Chili peppers can do more than just make you feel hot, reports a study in the August 1 Journal of Biological Chemistry; the active chemical in peppers can directly induce thermogenesis, the process by which cells convert energy ...

Aug 06, 2008
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Researchers uncover West Nile's targets

Screening the entire human genome, a team headed by Yale University scientists have identified several hundred genes that impact West Nile virus infection. The findings reported Wednesday online in the journal Nature may gi ...

Aug 06, 2008
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