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Red shrimp, unique habitats disappearing

"As a child in Hawaii, I grew up exploring. Those experiences shaped my direction and interest in science," recalls molecular biologist Scott Santos. He remembers playing along the shore and swimming in the ponds imbedded ...

Dec 20, 2010
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Fuzzy logic predicts cell aging

The process of aging disturbs a broad range of cellular mechanisms in a complex fashion and is not well understood. Computer models using fuzzy logic might help to unravel these complexities and predict how aging progresses ...

Jun 17, 2010
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Watermelon: Fruit on the Fast Track

(PhysOrg.com) -- Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are studying how watermelons grow from tiny flowers to plus-size, market-ready produce in only five weeks. Their findings have resulted in the ...

Dec 14, 2009
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Darwin's Tree of Life May Be More Like a Thicket

(PhysOrg.com) -- In On The Origin of Species, Darwin used the image of a tree of life to illustrate how species evolve, one from another. Even today, branches sprouting from lower branches (representing ancest ...

Jan 27, 2009 weblog
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Plant life not a villain in methane emissions debate

(PhysOrg.com) -- A comprehensive investigation of plant emissions led by University of South Australia molecular biologist Dr Ellen Nisbet has put pay to the assertion that plants are producing and releasing ...

Jan 14, 2009
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