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Why human egg cells don't age well

When egg cells form with an incorrect number of chromosomes—a problem that increases with age—the result is usually a miscarriage or a genetic disease such as Down syndrome. Now, researchers at the RIKEN ...

dateJul 01, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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NGC 2367: Buried in the heart of a giant

This rich view of an array of colorful stars and gas was captured by the Wide Field Imager camera, on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. It shows a young open cluster ...

dateJul 01, 2015 in Astronomy
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Sentinel-2A sealed from view

As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-2A continue on track, the team at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana has said farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Vega rocket fairing. ...

dateJun 10, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Bio-standards for high-resolution microscopy

Modern microscopes use in-built magnification scales for routine calibration. However, recent advances in high-resolution technologies and a clear shift towards more automated systems challenge the accuracy ...

dateJun 02, 2015 in Nanophysics
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