News tagged with active region

Giant sunspot makes third trip across the sun

a magnetically strong and complex region on the sun's surface – has just appeared over the sun's horizon. This is the third trip for this region across the face of the sun, which takes approximately 27 days to make a complete ...

dateFeb 28, 2014 in Space Exploration
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X-Class solar flare: Nov. 19

Adding on to a series of solar flares throughout October and November, the sun emitted another significant solar flare on Nov. 19, 2013, peaking at 5:26 a.m. EST. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation ...

dateNov 20, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Preventing the spread of repression

Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have identified a novel and unexpected regulatory activity of RNA at the edge of inactive chromosomal regions. In their publication in Nature Structural ...

dateAug 08, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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The TALE of new tools to study gene regulation

In nearly every organism's genome, scattered between genes that encode proteins, long regulatory regions stretch across expanses of DNA. Understanding what role these so-called enhancer regions play in controlling the activation ...

dateJul 01, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Amazon forest fire risk to increase in 2013

( —University and NASA researchers predict that the severity of the 2013 fire season will be considerably higher than in 2011 and 2012 for many Amazon forests in the Southern Hemisphere. The outlook is based on ...

dateJun 10, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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