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Image: Hubble nets an interstellar butterfly

(Phys.org) —The "butterfly effect" says the flap of a butterfly's wings may lead to a developing hurricane on the other side of the world. But what happens when a butterfly flaps its wings in the depths of space?

dateMar 21, 2014 in Astronomy
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Longevity mutation found in flies far and wide

For years, researchers have been investigating how mutations of a gene called Indy (for "I'm Not Dead Yet") affect metabolism, life span, and reproductive fitness in both mammals and fruit flies. So far mutations in Indy ...

dateFeb 05, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Edited RNA + invasive DNA add individuality

The story of why we are all so different goes well beyond the endless mixing and matching of DNA through breeding. A new study in the journal Nature Communications, for instance, reports a new molecular mechanism of individual ...

dateNov 08, 2013 in Biotechnology
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From a drop of blood, a clone

Over the last few decades, scientists have drawn upon a powerful arsenal of biotechnology techniques to establish a wide variety of genetically engineered mouse strains. These animals represent invaluable resources for studying ...

dateAug 16, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Climate change: Can nature help us?

(Phys.org) —Hard-engineered sea walls have a limited life span. Could saltmarshes and mangroves offer a different approach to buffering against storm surges and coastal erosion?

dateMay 09, 2013 in Environment
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