Archive: 01/08/2007

Mapping mountains from space with GOCE

How high is Mount Everest exactly? Recent surveys have come up with heights that differ by more than five metres. An expedition called the Geodetic Journey is making its way through China and Tibet to highlight the importance ...

dateAug 01, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Scientists find why red beans and rice can be nauseating

People cry foul when fowl is undercooked, but what about red beans and rice? Scientists have discovered how lectins, a family of proteins believed to be a natural insecticide that is abundant in undercooked legumes and grains, ...

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Coelacanth fossil sheds light on fin-to-limb evolution

A 400 million-year-old fossil of a coelacanth fin, the first finding of its kind, fills a shrinking evolutionary gap between fins and limbs. University of Chicago scientists describe the finding in a paper highlighted on ...

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