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Why is the Earth's mantle conductive?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from INSU-CNRS (France), working with chemists at a CNRS research unit, have explained that the high conductivity of the Earth's upper mantle is due to molten carbonates. They ...

Dec 04, 2008 4.6 / 5 (24) 6

Two-phase microbial resistance: the example of insects

(PhysOrg.com) -- In less than an hour, the immune system of the beetle Tenebrio molitor neutralizes most of the bacteria infecting its hemolymph (the equivalent to blood in vertebrates); this is rendered possible ...

Nov 26, 2008 4.5 / 5 (2) 0