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Image: Messenger's iridescent Mercury

To the human eye, Mercury may resemble a dull, grey orb but this enhanced-colour image from NASA's Messenger probe, tells a completely different story. Swathes of iridescent blue, sandy-coloured plains and ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Space Exploration
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When research goes viral

We researchers all wonder whether reaching a broader audience for our academic work is worth the time and effort. Here's a recent experience that may help you decide.

dateJun 08, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Feeding caterpillars make leaves shine

When a plant is attacked by herbivores, this triggers a number of physiological responses in the plant. Calcium ions are important messengers for the processing of wound signals in plant cells. They regulate ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Decaying RNA molecules tell a story

Once messenger RNA (mRNA) has done its job - conveying the information to produce the proteins necessary for a cell to function - it is no longer required and is degraded. Scientists have long thought that ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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