Duke University

Ferns borrowed genes to flourish in low light

During the age of the dinosaurs, the arrival of flowering plants as competitors could have spelled doom for the ancient fern lineage. Instead, ferns diversified and flourished under the new canopy—using ...

dateApr 14, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Kindergarten and crime: What's the link?

Children who are older when they start kindergarten do well in the short term, academically and socially. But as teenagers, these old-for-grade students are more likely to drop out and commit serious crimes, says new research ...

dateMar 19, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Tangling the microscopic ladder

If a ladder had more than one rung at each step, it would look awkward and would be a bit dangerous to climb. Ladders in the microscopic world were thought to be similar in structure, having only one particle, ...

dateDec 17, 2010 in General Physics
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