Archive: 03/7/2011

Why some people are lean and others fat

With an abundance of food available, it’s not surprising that people are getting fatter. But why do some people remain lean? A Cambridge University scientist suggests that the reason is rooted deep in ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Other
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Older parents happier with more children

The more children young parents have, the unhappier they are. From age 40 on, however, it is the other way round. Then, more children generally mean more happiness. This is true independent of sex, income, ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Social Sciences
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'Killer app' for research launched

(PhysOrg.com) -- New free software, launched by Oxford University scientists, gives researchers the tools they need to collaborate more efficiently and quickly with colleagues scattered around the world and ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Software
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A personality change for a catalyst

For more than 40 years, an ambition of catalysis science has been to persuade homogeneous catalysts to behave more like heterogeneous catalysts, while still maintaining their activity and exquisite selectivity. Professor ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Materials Science
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Suggesting genes' friends, Facebook-style

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), both in Heidelberg, Germany, have developed a new method that uncovers the combined effects of genes. ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Biotechnology
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